Volunteer Opportunities

Open Space Commissioner

Love Flagstaff's Open Spaces? The Open Space Commission has 2 vacancies. The Commission serves as an advisory body, on the acquisition, management, use, restoration, enhancement, protection, and conservation of open spaces within the City of Flagstaff. Applicants must live within Flagstaff City limits. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/3327/Open-Spaces-Commission. Thank you!

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Wednesday Weed Pulls

Join volunteers to remove invasive weeds at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve, every other Wednesday from May through September. Bring your own work gloves and shovels if you have them, additional tools will be available for those who need them. Meet at the main parking area at 3920 El Paso Flagstaff Road at 7 am. Please be sure to bring water and sun protection, and to wear sturdy shoes and long pants. We will follow CDC and City Covid-19 guidelines. The next Wednesday Weed Pulls are June 15th and 29th 2022.

Open Space Stewards

Give back to the outdoor recreation and hiking trails you love! The mission of the Open Space Stewards Program is to promote the protection and management of legally-designated open spaces through environmental stewardship. Becoming an Open Space Steward involves about 8 hours of on-line training, followed by 20 hours per year hiking Flagstaff's open spaces and: talking with visitors about the open space property, cleaning up trash, removing graffiti, and reporting back any concerns. You may also participate in particular volunteer events, such as Wednesday Weed Pulls, trail repair days, clean-up days, or doing office work.  For more information and a volunteer application, visit https://flgcls.com/about. Thank you!

Outdoor Service Projects

We welcome youth, school, and community groups looking to volunteer for environmental service projects at Flagstaff's Open Space properties--Picture Canyon, McMillan Mesa, Observatory Mesa, or Schultz Creek trail head. We can offer outdoor education, combined with your group volunteering to do trail repairs, graffiti removal, abandoned campsite clean-ups, trash clean-ups, invasive weed removal, and other projects. We also invite older students to help us create outdoor learning lessons and activities for youngsters to learn about habitats, wildlife, and stewardship of the land. Contact sylvia.struss@flagstaffaz.gov.