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The Role Of Volunteers

The Trail Watch program is designed to encourage participation from all Anchorage trail users.  Anchorage Trail Watch offers two volunteer opportunities:  Trail Watcher and Trail Ambassador.

Individuals who plan to participate with friends and family and who value a flexible schedule can volunteer at the Trail Watcher level.

 Individuals who plan to participate through a team effort that includes additional training, a committed schedule and a formal application process can volunteer at the Trail Ambassador level.

Trail Watcher Volunteer Profile

  • Participate through their own initiative and according to their own schedule
  • Are willing to wear Trail Watch logo gear and agree to be a visible presence on the Anchorage trail system
  • May participate as an informal representative of their club, membership organizations or business
  • Report incidents to appropriate authorities in an expeditious manner*
  • Are willing to submit their application for a background check

*Trail Watchers are encouraged, but not required, to carry a personal cell phone while using the Anchorage Trail system as a Trail Watch volunteer.

Trail Ambassador Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

  • Are committed to monitoring a certain portion of the Anchorage trail system on a set schedule
  • Are willing to volunteer at least two hours per week
  • Are willing to volunteer independently or in pairs
  • Will carry personal cell phones or radios
  • Will submit summary reports through the Trail Watch website
  • Are willing to wear Trail Watch logo gear (including vest and armband) and agree to be a visible presence on the Anchorage trail system
  • Are willing to submit their application for a background check
    • Parks and Recreation
    • Director: John Rodda
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4355