Trail Patroller

Job Title: Trail Patroller

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Major Duties:

Volunteer (s) will:

1. Hike/patrol the adopted trail a minimum of 4 times a year (late March,
May, July, Sept)

2. Pick up and pack out litter

3. Inspect trail and trail signs

4. Perform light trail clearing (by hand) of limbs, etc.

5. Assist visitors and provide information as needed

6. Promote Leave No Trace outdoor ethics

7. Submit a completed trail report for each hike

*You must follow current trail standards for maintaining the trail you have adopted. Trail standards will be attached to the Volunteer Agreement Form that you sign to become an Adopt-A-Trail volunteer

Work Location:
Trails within New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, or Bluestone National Scenic River

Work Environment:

Must be able to work outside in differing weather conditions and hike 2-8 miles per day. Trail terrain may be rugged and uneven. Volunteers will need gloves, trash bags, water, personal hiking gear, and trail report form. Transportation to the work site will be provided by the volunteer(s) and not the park. Proper footwear (boots or tennis shoes) must be worn at all times.

Work Schedule:
6-8 hours per day, Sunday – Saturday, March - October

Work-type clothing: jeans, pants, or shorts; work shirt or t-shirt; boots or tennis shoes, and hat (optional)

Skill and qualifications needed:

Required: Must be in good physical condition. Able to communicate and work with others. Ability to perform trail work. Ability to work safely with and around equipment and other people.

Desired: Knowledge of basic trail maintenance procedures. Knowledge of the park and park resources. (Needed training will be provided by park staff.)

Trails Foreman or Trail Maintenance Worker

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846


(304) 465-0508

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