Single-Day Volunteer Stewardship Opportunities
Volunteers conduct vital work on the ground to heal, protect, discover, experience, and connect with the outdoors. Together we can keep our public lands and wilderness areas maintained and sustainable for all to enjoy for years to come!
Our partners offer volunteer opportunities for every skill level. Projects can include picking up trash, pulling fence, naturalizing old roads, planting seedlings, monitoring wilderness, removing invasive plants, restoring damaged wild lands, digging post holes, and improving infrastructure like trails, designated routes, wilderness boundary barriers and signage.
Single-day volunteer events require no overnight camping or previous experience to participate. Tools will be provided. There is no age limit for single-day volunteer events, but a guardian signature is required for participants under 18 years old.
Join one of our upcoming Volunteer Events!
Additional single-day volunteer stewardship opportunities can be found on our partner's events calendar at Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Cleanup
Join us for a morning outside at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and help us beautify our public lands on Saturday, March 25th from 9am-11am. Exact location is still TBD. Park fees will be waived for all registered participants.
All are welcome. Participant waivers are required and will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.
We will provide all the tools and supplies required for the event including gloves and trash grabbers. Please monitor your own health, if you are experiencing any symptoms of an illness or don’t feel well, we ask that you reschedule your volunteer shift with us. If you are feeling well and symptom free, wear closed toed shoes, bring plenty of drinking water for yourself, and plan ahead for warm seasonal temperatures.
We continue to make the safety of all our volunteers and staff members the number one priority. Get Outdoors Nevada staff is up to date on all recommended Covid-19 vaccinations. We will continue to follow local health data and support the recommendations of the state and city municipalities for safety protocols and guidelines.
We look forward to you joining us for a great morning beautifying our public lands!
Check out what we’ve been up to!
National Public Lands Day
On September 25, 2021, Get Outdoors Nevada partnered with Latino Outdoors, Friends of Sloan Canyon, Mi Familia Vota, and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership to host a litter cleanup celebrating National Public Lands Day with 69 volunteers!
Pride in the Outdoors
October is Pride month in Las Vegas. Get Outdoors Nevada, National Park Service, and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership celebrated 'Pride in the Outdoors' with our community partners at a beach cleanup at Hemenway Harbor in Lake Mead with 20 volunteers!
Nevada Day 2021
We celebrated Nevada Day at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument with Get Outdoors Nevada, the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, the National Parks Service, and 30 incredible volunteers.
#OptOutside at Lovell Canyon
On November 26, 2021, community members opted to spend Black Friday outside restoring our public lands. 68 volunteers joined Get Outdoors Nevada, One APIA Nevada, the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, and the Southern Nevada Conservancy to cleanup lead bullet casings and trash from Lovell Canyon in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
On December 10, 2021, eleven volunteers joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a morning of trail maintenance at the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.
The Great Unconformity
On December 11, 2021, we had 58 volunteers join Get Outdoors Nevada, the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership, and the Bureau of Land Management to cleanup a local hotspot for trash and geological wonder, The Great Unconformity.
On January 8, 2022, volunteers joined Get Outdoors Nevada, Clark County Wetlands Park 'Hands On' Crew, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership for a litter cleanup at the Sunrise Trailhead. Volunteers managed to fill two dumpsters worth of trash!
National Trails Day 2021
12 volunteers joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff to clear brush and debris from the Pack Rat Route trail at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway in preparation for its Grand Re-Opening and to celebrate National Trails Day 2021!
On June 24, 2021, Friends of Nevada Wilderness partnered with REI to bring volunteers out to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. They were able to remove a 1/2 mile of Tamarisk from Moonscape Cove in Bighorn Canyon!
Earth Day 2021
Volunteers, AmeriCorps Members, and Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff joined forces for a celebration of stewardship at Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness on Earth Day 2021!
Why I Volunteer
“The outdoors are spaces that all of us use & are welcome to everyone. I want to give everyone to enjoy a clean outside space.”
- Evelyn R.
Why I Volunteer
“I enjoy making a positive impact on the environment!”
- Ryan M.
Get to know our partners!
Get Outdoors Nevada was originally formed in 2000 by a group of passionate Nevada outdoor enthusiasts and community leaders. Today, it is Get Outdoors Nevada’s mission and vision to connect Nevadans and visitors from all backgrounds and ages to the state’s diverse outdoor places through education, service, and community engagement. Many of their efforts and programs focus on the needs and lives of families and schoolchildren, especially those who are at-risk and often have limited opportunity to experience the great outdoors. Get Outdoors Nevada is committed to preserving Nevada’s public lands, urban trails, and community parks.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness have been connecting people with public lands in Nevada since 1984. In 2019 the Southern Nevada team worked with 274 volunteers, on 37 projects, contributing 3006 hours of volunteer work.
The Friends of Nevada Wilderness statewide totals for 2019 were 576 volunteers, at 58 events, contributing 6042 hours of volunteering. Friends of Nevada Wilderness Staff are dedicated to making the Wilderness accessible to everyone and are passionate about empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge to enjoy and care for their wild public lands sustainably and safely.