Volunteer Week 2015 - Registration is now FULL
Join your fellow Grand Canyon Association members for an exciting week of volunteer work at Grand Canyon National Park!
Grand Canyon Association will offer three Volunteer Weeks in 2015 for members. Volunteers will participate in wildfire management activities on both the South and North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Activities may include:
• Helping protect important cultural resources from fire by assisting with fuel reduction activities
• Building burn piles
• Removing hazardous trees
• Taking pictures of areas of prescription burn areas to compare with historic photos
You can read about the Wildland Fire Program here.
2015 Volunteer Week Dates, Fees and Physical Requirements:
April 12-18, 2015 – South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park - FULL
August 23-29, 2015 – North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park - FULL
Lodging provided: camp site
November 1-7, 2015 – South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park - FULL
Lodging provided: apartment style
Accommodations and meals are provided. You must be a Grand Canyon Association member at the $50 level or above and pay an additional $100 participation fee. This fee helps to offset the cost of food and transportation during the work week. The fee is due when you are confirmed for a volunteer week event. If we do not receive the fee within two weeks of your confirmation date your place will be forfeited and offered to the next person on the waiting list. The fee is refundable if you cancel your participation at least 4 weeks before the event.
The work is physically demanding. You will hike on uneven terrain up to a few miles to reach site locations and up and down slopes to reach some sites. You will carry cut vegetation and create piles of debris outside site boundaries. These projects will encompass lifting up to 50 lbs., lots of bending/kneeling and working at 8,000ft - you may notice a shortness of breath. Information about the park can be found at www.nps.gov/grca. Temperatures at the North Rim in July range 75-45 F and 1.93 inch of precipitation, this will be during monsoon season. Grand Canyon is a dynamic place with unpredictable weather and natural conditions. While volunteer projects are planned to accomplish specific goals, they could be modified or cancelled by the National Park Service at any time.
Grand Canyon Association is excited to partner with the National Park Service to offer new volunteer opportunities for GCA members. Volunteer activities range from working with vegetation crews to replant native vegetation and remove hazard trees, helping park service staff to protect cultural resources by removing fire-prone undergrowth from archaeology sites and other important projects. This challenging program requires volunteers to perform physically demanding work outdoors. The return is the satisfaction of making a positive impact in the park while enjoying Grand Canyon’s spectacular scenery and camaraderie with other GCA members.
Volunteer and get to know a whole new side of YOUR park!
Please contact Terri Attridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-863-3894 for questions regarding Volunteer Week 2015.