Volunteers are the heart of our work to maintain the CDT

Through volunteering, build a deeper connection to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail landscape, connect with a trail community, and make a lasting impact for future generations of trail adventurers. No experience is necessary to join us on these projects – just a willingness to work hard and get a little dirty!

Multi-Day Volunteer Projects

Join us for a field project adventure along the Divide.

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One-Day Volunteer Events

Find a shorter, single-day project in a community near you.

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Become a Trail Adopter

Take your skills to the next level and adopt your own section of CDT. Learn more about the Adopt a Trail Program.

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More Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer Crew Chef

Help in the camp kitchen and keep the crew energized for the trail.

Crew Chef Training Webinar on March 27! Learn more

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Crosscut Training Workshop

June 22 | Conifer, CO

Crosscut Training & Certification Workshop through Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

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Group hike at Camp Hale Continental; Divide National Monument, Colorado.

More CDTC Events

CDTC works with partners across the Continental Divide to offer community events, training and education, and opportunities to get out on the trail.

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About working with us

If you’ve never done trail work before or haven’t worked with CDTC, check out this post for a preview.


Volunteering on a CDTC
trail building project was an
incredibly rewarding experience!
…It was a brand new way to enjoy
the trail and the hard work required to
build and maintain the trail
for future users.

Matt, 2022 CDT thru-hiker

More ways to support

Tight on time or want to support another way? Consider making a donation or becoming a member.

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Have questions or aren’t sure where to start?

Contact us to see which project is the best fit for you.

Outdoor cooking with a scenic backdrop.

Crew Chefs Wanted

Join the crew in a very important way: Help us keep the group fed and energized for the trail! You don’t have to be a culinary master to crew chef on a project- just the willingness to help organize the daily kitchen duties for the crew.

Contact us for more information, or learn more about our upcoming Crew Chef Training.