Trails Crew Member

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Operations Manager
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
2+ Weeks


The trail crew works under the supervision of the Trails Crew Coordinator. Goes on periodic trips to maintain and repair hiking trails in Railroad Creek Valley. Love of the outdoors is essential. Work involves lifting, sawing, and hiking miles to work sites carrying heavy gear.


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

  • Hiking miles to work sites carrying gear.
  • Training short-term trail crew volunteers.


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

  • Love of the outdoors is essential.
  • Physically able to hike long-distances and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to practice safety by wearing appropriate protective clothing, using safety equipment
  • Physical strength and agility necessary to perform manual labor under all kinds of weather conditions. Ability to twist, turn, pull, and push.


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

  • Enthusiasm for and ability to work in a remote wilderness setting.
  • Pledges to work in ways that support and fulfill Holden Village’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Abides by Holden Village’s Community Health Protocols and Practices.
  • Extends genuine hospitality to all villagers.
  • Upholds and works to further Holden Village values of diversity, equality, respect, sustainability, and spirituality as articulated in the Strategic Plan.
  • Commits to staying up-do date on all required vaccinations, including COVID-19.


As a Short-Term Volunteer, you are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Food (three meals/day)
  • Housing & utilities
  • Free parking at Fields Point
  • Access to amazing hiking opportunities, community events, teaching sessions, art studios and other educational opportunities!


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.