Volunteers in Parks

Sometimes volunteers must use chainsaws.
Park Volunteers build and maintain the trail.

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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is primarily built and maintained by Volunteers organized into 19 local Chapters throughout the state by our non-profit partner the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Materials and training are provided through the Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program of the National Park Service.

Volunteering through the National Park Service's Volunteers-In-Parks Program comes with responsibilities that all volunteers are required to follow. Please review the "Professionalism in the Workforce' policy" agreed upon by the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Ice Age Trail Alliance.


The following documents are provided to support our VIPs in their work on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and to promote a safe experience:

  • The Volunteer Safety Handbook includes important information about safety, the safe use of tools and equipment, and injury reporting instructions.


Last updated: December 1, 2021

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8075 Old Sauk Pass Road
Cross Plains , WI 53528



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