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Volunteer Opportunities with MWA

From swinging pulaskis and leading hikes to stuffing envelopes and employing writing talents, our community of volunteers does it all. We'd love for you to join us. We've listed a few ideas below, but the opportunities are endless. Let us know how you'd like to help by completing our Volunteer Interest Form.

Join a Volunteer Trail Crew

Montana is home to a world-class network of hiking, biking, and riding trails. These trails need to be maintained if they are to remain accessible for the public to enjoy. Here's your chance to lend a hand! Join our Volunteer Trail Crew in the field to swing a tool, move dirt, or build a new structure. Projects range from moderate to very strenuous. one day to 10 days, and from car camping to backcountry. There's something for everyone.

Lead a Wilderness Walk

One of our signature programs, Wilderness Walks provides opportunities for thousands of people to explore Montana's wildlands. With more than 150 hikes and snowshoe opportunities, our eager volunteers each get to share their favorite wild place.

Get Involved Locally

Montana Wilderness Association has seven chapters across Montana, with local chapters in Whitefish, Missoula, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Bozeman, and Billings. Join a local chapter to meet up with and learn from other enthusiastic volunteers, members, and outdoor enthusiasts. Don't live near one of these cities? Contact us to see how else you can get involved!

Join our Board of Directors

Montana Wilderness Association is governed by a Board of Directors, a group of elected volunteers from around the state. The Board sets policy and strategy, and works to ensure the organization is financially sound. If you would like information about joining the MWA board, please contact Addrien Marx at addrienmarx@gmail.com

Help with Wildfest

One of the best events of the year, our annual gathering is a chance for Montana's wilderness community to get together, swap stories and trip ideas, and learn about the latest campaigns. There are many opportunities to lend a hand! Help with planning throughout the year, or volunteer for part of the weekend at the registration table or marketplace, by being a greeter, or by helping out with auctions. Contact us today to get involved.