Volunteers make it happen

Join in the camaraderie, satisfaction, and good health of trail building. Work alongside folks weaving it green in the Shuswap. Swinging a pulaski, GPSing new trail lines, chainsawing downed trees, rebuilding washouts. Throughout the Shuswap, folks are working together to build and maintain a world-class network of trails.

Upcoming 2024 Volunteer Days:
April 6:  South Canoe Trail Day
April 13: South Canoe Trail Day
April 20:  South Canoe Trail Day
April 27: SC Trail Day and SCC/Salty Dog BBQ
May 11th: Eagle River Nature Park 
May 25: Tplaqin (Enderby Cliffs) Trail

June 15, weather permitting: Mt Baldy Lookout Trail Day

Postponed: Scotch Creek Hlina Trails

All trail days will be 9am -1pm and you will receive an email with more event details in the week before the trail day(s) you have signed up for.

Thank you to everyone that participates in our spring volunteering days!

Volunteer Sign Up


Spring & Fall Trail Inventories - can you help? All it takes is picking a trail, going for a walk, taking notes, and sending your report in. Contact trailreport@shuswaptrails.com to get an assignment. Click here for trail inventory forms.

Wondering how to help clean up those trails? Click here for a few trail maintenance tips (with photos). Shuswap Trail maintenance standards are based on provincial standards (Rec Sites and Trails BC and BC Parks).

STA volunteers contribute more than their sweat equity. Ecological consultation, lobbying efforts, office work, and writing grant applications are examples of work done by volunteers of the Shuswap Trail Alliance.

Did you know - every year 100's of volunteers participate in
volunteer trail events throughout the Shuswap, and
over half of those volunteers are young people.


Get Involved!

  • Join a Volunteer Trail Day
  • Become a Shuswap Trail Alliance Trail Steward
  • Submit your name to the Expert Sharing Pool (email us)
  • Join the Shuswap Trail Alliance Board (email us)

Volunteer Sign-up

As the Shuswap Trail Alliance expands, there is an ever-growing need for volunteers. Some of the areas that we are looking for help in are:

  • trail building
  • stewardship group members
  • route exploring
  • fundraising
  • board members

If you think there is any way you can help the Trail Alliance "...weave the Shuswap green" please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your interest!

Volunteer Trail Stewardship Resources:

The Shuswap Trail Alliance Trail Stewardship Program supports local volunteer trail stewards throughout the region. Check out links to some of the forms in the volunteer toolbox (like Trail Inspection formsVolunteer Logs,  ChecklistsPlanning Sheets, the Volunteer Waiver, and more) by visiting our Standards and Resources page here. Contact 250-832-0102, or click here to inquire about other ways the STA can support your volunteer efforts.

Volunteer Day Calendar

 Click here for the full calendar.

Contact via email at trailreport@shuswaptrails.com or on the trailfork app at trailforks.com. Or leave a message at 250-832-0102.

Enjoy local trails and be courteous to other users. 

Exploring Respectfully

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