Florida Trail Association
Welcome to

The Florida Trail

Welcome New Volunteers!

The only thing we love more than trails? Volunteers! Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Florida Trail Association. Every year, hundreds of people from Florida and across the nation and even the world, contribute thousands of hours to building and maintaining the Florida Trail!  Our volunteers make generous contributions of their time and resources to help preserve the trail for the enjoyment of future generations.

Let’s get started…

Create your Volunteer Profile
This helps us learn more about our volunteers, as well as provides us with information to build a better program.

New Volunteer Info
We’ve answered a lot of volunteer questions here. If we missed yours, contact our volunteer program coordinator at volunteer@floridatrail.org.

How You Can Volunteer On the Florida Trail

Find a Local Chapter

The Florida Trail Association is made up 18 chapters. Each chapter is a little different, but they all have something great to offer. Whether it’s trail maintenance, camp hosting, attending outreach events, hosting chapter fundraisers, or leading local hikes, there’s something for everyone!

Join a Volunteer Work Party

A Volunteer Work Party is a scheduled trail maintenance event is complete with meeting great people, eating great food, and getting work done! These can range from a few days to several days! Come for one day, or for the entire time! We provide the food and everything you need to have a safe, fun time!

Group Opportunities

Are you an organized group looking to give back to your community? You’ve come to the right place! We accomodate several different group types on the trail. Whether it be basic trail maintenance, infrastructure removal or construction, or trail restoration, there’s something for everyone!  To get your group on the trail, contact The FTA (volunteer@floridatrail.org)  at least two months prior to your anticipated day of service. We’ll discuss the number of volunteers, desired dates, and approximate region where you’d like to work.

Volunteer Roles

There are tons of different roles that volunteers play to help the Mission of the Florida Trail Association. Contact volunteer@floridatrail.org to get involved!

Trail Crew Leader

Do you have a passion for environmental stewardship, coordinating volunteers and doing cool work in the outdoors?! Consider becoming a Trail Crew Leader!  Check out our Trail Crew Leader Corner.

We offer some great training opportunities to our trail maintenance volunteers.  Check out our annual Trail Skills Training, First Aid/CPR courses, and our regional chainsaw certifications!

Camp Cook

One of the key elements to a successful volunteer work party is the FOOD! Do you like to cook or act as the camp host? If building trails and getting dirty isn’t your thing, consider becoming a camp cook or camp host!

Administrative Volunteer

The FTA office in Gainesville, FL is always looking for an extra hand, as well as our volunteer program coordinator! Do you live in Gainesville and want to volunteer in the office? Or do you live somewhere else and have experience in graphic design or other related work? We have a job for you!