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At PNTA, we believe in the power of community.  Becoming a volunteer who dedicates their time and talent is one of the most important ways to get involved in protecting and caring for the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Peruse the following opportunities to see how you can become a part of our community!  


Writer - Have a knack for crafting prose and love trails in the Pacific Northwest?  We’d love to work with you!  There are plenty of opportunities to write blog posts and press articles on diverse topics from personal    experiences on the PNT to recreation-based environmental education.  

Photographer - Twelve hundred miles is a lot for one camera to cover!  That’s why we’re asking you to help us showcase the PNT’s incredible beauty and grandeur from the smallest wildflower to the grandest vista.  Photos will be used to educate the public in service of the PNT’s promotion and protection as a public resource.

Clerical/ Office Skills - Contact us about opportunities to assist us with a variety of helpful tasks at the PNTA office in Sedro-Woolley.  

Videographer - In our current era, storytelling through the art of videography is an important way we learn about the world around us.  Telling the PNT’s story through video will allow us to engage a wider audience, growing our community of trail stewardship.  If you have the enthusiasm and skills required to assist with the creation of videos on the PNT, we’d love to work with you!

Field Work

Trail Maintenance & Construction Volunteer - The PNT is a public resource, meaning that it was created for all to enjoy but also for all to care for.  There are paid trail crews which do much of the heavy lifting in creating and maintaining trails but just as important are those who volunteer their time and talent to assist in keeping downed trees off the trail, clear of new growth, and occasionally build new tread.  All ability levels are welcome as long as you’re up for a lot of hiking, seeing beautiful sections of our landscape, and putting in a good hard day’s work.  Tools and training provided.

Day and/or Section Hike Expert - Planning on spending some time hiking on or near the PNT?  Volunteer to be our eyes and ears on the trail by writing up a trip report.  We will use the information gathered to engage with the majority of people who don’t have the 3 months necessary to complete a thru-hike by creating day and section hike recommendations.  


Board of Directors – Our Board works hard to provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance for the PNTA.  Board members are involved with fundraising, outreach, strategic planning and programmatic oversight.  We're looking to add a diverse set of skills and perspectives to our Board.  For more information on board duties or to express interest in joining, email Board President Charles Carpenter.  


We look forward to working with you!

To get started, send us an email or give us a call:, (360) 854-9415.  Volunteer needs vary by region, and this list is by no means exhaustive. Let us know if you have additional ideas about how to become involved.