Open Space Stewards


Join the Flagstaff Open Space Stewards today!

The mission of the Open Space Stewards is to promote the protection and management of legally designated open spaces through environmental stewardship. Stewards provide valuable knowledge and insights about the open spaces they serve.

Volunteer Open Space Stewards perform many functions that promote visitor’s enjoyment of protected natural areas, as well as many behind-the-scenes functions that are essential to maintaining the long-term health of Flagstaff’s beautiful natural character. Flagstaff Open Space Stewards will be trained and outfitted to serve as a visual presence at Flagstaff Open Space sites. Volunteers will enhance the experience of trail users by providing information, sharing the wonders of natural world with visitors, conducting site monitoring, and providing visitor assistance. Volunteers will be trained to respond to questions, monitor trails for safety and resource protection, promote ethical use, and work with Flagstaff Open Space to alert staff of situations that require attention. Open Space Stewards may hike, bike, or ride their own horse provided that all regulations are followed.

Photo credit: Tom Bean

Volunteering benefits:

  • Interact with people with similar interests.
  • Participate in fun volunteer recognition and social events.
  • Be an integral part of a well-respected volunteer stewards that work towards protecting Flagstaff Open Space.
  • Enjoyment of the outdoors and physical activity while representing Flagstaff Open Space.
  • Meet other volunteers with shared interests in the outdoors.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the role and mission of Flagstaff Open Space.
  • Continuing education and volunteer recognition events.

Learn more today!

The 2019 application cycle is now closed. All new applications will be considered next year.