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Mar 17 2014

Volunteers Needed this Summer

2014 Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

On the Trail

Check out these great summer opportunties with MWA and our partners. Whether your a teacher, a student, a retiree or just someone with some extra time on your hands this summer  -- one of these gigs is sure to be a fit. And it's outdoor work for a great cause! Check out the details and how to apply for each listing. 

If you have any questions regarding these volunteer positions not answered in the pdf downloads (please read those first) contact Shannon Freix, CDT Montana Program Director, at 406.499.2309 or sfreix@wildmontana.org


Trail Steward(s) in Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness 

You'll be representing MWA and the US Forest Service while you hike around the woods, interact with visitors, clean campsites, check trail signs, trail work, collect trail user information and help forest visitors in need. Monthly volunteer stipend provided. Natural resource students encouraged to apply. Two positions available. June - August. 

 Trail Steward dETAILS


White Bark Pine Data Collection on CDT

MWA has partnered with the MT Natural Heritage Program (U of M). Hike on the Continental Divide for 7 days at a time with co-worker, collect tree data (training provided), must be OK backpacking, camping in grizzly country and good company on the trail. Spend full summer out on the trail or just specific dates (hitches). Various time frames available. Late June - early September.

white bark pine DETAILS


Support Crew for Warrior Hike

WarriorHike.com is hosting 6 soliders on the Continental Divide Trail to “walk off the war” and thru-hike from Mexico to Canada this summer. When they reach Montana in August we’ll need volunteers to help with shuttles to/from trailheads, resupply drops, home stays and a hot shower; 5-8 spots. More detailed info updated as we make our way into summer and hikers head north.

warrior hike support DETAILS


Artist in Residence: ARTside on the Divide

Are you an artist that wants to find your muse on the Great Divide? Spend 1-2 weeks in a cabin on the divide and let your creative energy flow! Parntership project with USFS. Cabin stays only available for September. MWA if offering 2 artist positions: #1: youth artist under 18 years old (with parent), #2: Adult artist. Community presentation required in spring 2015. Stipend offered.

Artside on the divide DETAILS


CDT Montana Camp Cook

You will feel so appreciated when feeding a hungry group of trail workers. Smiles, thank-yous and rave reviews are in abundance. Join any CDT Montana trail project to wield a spatula instead of a shovel. Sign up on regular CDT Montana registration as cook. MWA staff will help offer tips and advice about meal planning, packing and other info. Shopping budget and camping/kitchen gear provided by MWA.

Contact Shannon Freix, CDT Montana Program Director, at 406.499.2309 or sfreix@wildmontana.org if you're interested.


CDT Montana Trail Scout

Before each trail project MWA staff don’t always have time to lay eyes on the work. Help us with the details by going out a week in advance to take notes, snap photos and give us the low-down. We’ll give you a checklist so you know what to look for. Attention to detail, good note-taking and map geeks encouraged to apply. See project list for locations. 

Contact Shannon Freix, CDT Montana Program Director, at 406.499.2309 or sfreix@wildmontana.org if you're interested in this volunteer position and to get more details.