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Pinnacle Peak Park - Volunteer Opportunities

Join our Team!

Are you interested in becoming a part of a dynamic team of volunteers?  Do you want to be a steward and protect our beautiful Sonoran Desert?  Do you want to share your knowledge of our special environment with interested visitors?  If you answered yes to these questions, Pinnacle Peak Park has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for you!  Volunteer recruitment begins in August of each year.

How to Apply

Please contact park staff at 480-312-0990. Download and fill out an application. Applications are accepted at the beginning of August.  Training will begin in October.

Training Requirements

Each fall, new volunteers are required to partake in an extensive training regimen.   Courses cover a variety of helpful information including Sonoran Desert flora and fauna, law enforcement, two-way radio procedures, communicating effectively, basic first aid, fire safety, area geology, Hohokam and area history.

Making the Commitment

We ask that you commit to 50 hours a year.  Volunteers are needed for the following activities: 

Trail Rovers: These volunteers rove the trail and answer visitor questions.  They also make certain that visitors are staying on the trail.

Interpretive Leaders:
These volunteers lead interpretive tours along the trail and discuss a variety of topics including desert plants and animals, geology, Hohokam history and area history.

Evening Trail Sweepers:
These volunteers make certain that visitors exit the park when the park closes.
Trail Maintenance Pick and Shovel volunteers: This volunteer team repairs and improves the trail.
Administrative Volunteers:  These volunteers work at the ranger station. They answer various visitor questions and distribute park brochures and maps. They may also work on a special research projects.
Your Specialty: Do you have a special skill, such as photography or computer that can be utilized at the park?  Let us know!