Volunteer Application

This is your first step towards volunteering with the Pacific Crest Trail Association! Please fill out this application so that we may best accommodate your interests and skills. All answers will be kept confidential. You can also print this application and send it to us in the mail.

Contact Information

Please enter your first name.
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Please provide your country.
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Please provide your zip code.
Please provide a valid email address.
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By providing your mobile phone number, PCTA has your permission to contact you at that number. You may contact PCTA at any time to change this preference.

About me

PCTA collects volunteer demographics to ensure our programs are reaching a diverse population. This information is confidential. It is only used for the purpose of demographic calculations, and nothing else.

If you're under 18 years old, please complete the Emergency Medical Release and Participant Waiver. Bring both forms with you to your first volunteer project, or send them to [email protected] or 1331 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA 95833.

Please let us know your birth date.

Please let us know your race.

Dietary and medical information

Please list any medical information the crew leader and/or emergency personnel would need to be aware of in an emergency situation. This information is kept confidential and only used by the crew leader and first aid lead in the event it is needed. (If none, please write none.)

Please let us know your medical conditions.
Please let us know if you have any allergies.

Food related allergies should also be listed below under dietary needs.

Please let us know if you are taking any medications.

To aid in meal planning for extended projects, please list any dietary restrictions or food allergies you might have. If none, please type none. We do our best to accommodate your dietary needs, however, we may be unable to meet highly specialized requests.

Please let us know your dietary needs.

Emergency Contact

Please let us know your emergency contact name.
Please let us know your emergency contact phone number.
Please let us know your emergency contact relation.

Other info

Please let us know what t-shirt size you wear.
How did you hear about our volunteer opportunities?


Is there a volunteer project you would like to register for? Please include the project(s) name and dates here:

Volunteer Interests and Experience


Optional PCTA Membership

The memories last a lifetime and so should the trail. Your membership supports countless volunteers, programs, and protection projects. Please join.

Please enter your donation amount.

$35 Suggested membership. $25 Student/Senior membership. Membership benefits also include magazine subscriptions to the PCT Communicator and Backpacker, a sticker, a map brochure, invitations to join volunteer projects and discounts at the PCTA store. The Backpacker subscription is for US residents only. International members, please add $25 for shipping of the PCT Communicator.

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