Volunteering at Red Rock Canyon

Did you know that New York City (195,000 acres) is about the same size as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area?

Have you ever wondered how you could help preserve, protect or enhance one of your favorite recreational places? Volunteer!

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has close to 200,000 acres of climbing routes, hiking, cycling and equestrian trails, a beautiful Visitor Center and some amazing Rock Stars the resident desert tortoise. There are also almost 2,000,000 visitors using the area each year so Red Rock can use all the help it can get!

A few of the benefits of volunteering:

The Bureau of Land Management provides free annual passes to volunteers based on their hours of service.

Friends of Red Rock Canyon also provide appreciation awards, such as an annual banquet, nametags and Friends wearables based upon their volunteer hours.

What are you interested in doing or learning more about? Red Rock has many opportunities for you to try ranging from volunteering at the Information Desk to working on trails and removing graffiti. Listed below are some positions that might interest you.

Information Desk There are about 500,000 people coming into the Visitor Center annually. The information desk is typically staffed by two people during each morning and afternoon shift. During peak visitation periods, the need for friendly faces dispensing information increases.

Tortoise Habitat Volunteers The best job at the Rock involves helping with the care and feeding of the ten resident desert tortoises. The eight females live in one large habitat and the two males each have a separate habitat. Volunteers also interact with Red Rock guests and will likely develop a strong bond with at least one of the Rock Stars.

Want something a little more active? How about trash collection, maintaining and improving the trees and native plants, helping to increase the monarch population, repairing trails, documenting and preserving our Native American cultural sites, helping on community volunteer days and removing graffiti.

You can find out more about these and other volunteer opportunities by clicking on the Committees button (to the left) or by emailing us at volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

Ready to volunteer?

To volunteer, please complete an application at: www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?states=NV.

Questions? Call Ronni Tomlinson at 702-515-5360 or email her at volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

Scheduling and Posting Volunteer Hours

Volunteers who are set up in Volgistics have access to the Volunteer Information Center (VIC) where they can schedule volunteer days and post their volunteer hours. If you are a registered volunteer you may use the link below to access your VIC account.

Volunteer Information Center

If you are not registered in Volgistics and would like to be, please email volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.org.

Volunteer Hours Reporting

These are just some of the areas where you should report or log your time donated to benefit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Volunteer Log

Your donated contributions are so valuable and necessary for the successful operations of Red Rock Canyon.

The Bureau of Land Management is continually facing budget and hiring restrictions. Each fiscal year, Friends volunteers add the equivalent of 10 to 11 full time employees working for the Rock.

Please contact us at volunteer@friendsofredrockcanyon.org if you have any questions about your volunteer service.

Volunteer Training

New volunteer training and safety procedures classes are offered throughout the year.

Training Sessions

In February and August classes are offered to all volunteers covering a variety of Red Rock Canyon and Southern Nevada subjects.

To register, sign up through Volgistics, email James Cribbs: jcribbs@blm.gov or call J. Cribbs at 702-515-5365 and ask to sign up for the volunteer training sessions.

To view the current class schedule, click on the link below.

October - December 2017 Training Schedule

August training classes are over but you can click on the link below to see the types of classes we may offer in February.

August 2017 Summer Training Schedule and Class Descriptions