Volunteer Opportunities

Trail Work

Join Prickly Pear Land Trust staff and volunteers in giving back to the trails that are such a big part of living in Helena. These events are fun for the entire family and we always have a variety of tasks to match everyone’s ability and interest. Prickly Pear Land Trust will provide the tools and instruction on trail work. We also have gloves, if you need them. You need to bring:

We typically work rain or shine. However, we will not work if there are storms in the area that contain high winds or lightning. In the event of unfavorable weather, we will make the determination to reschedule the event 1.5 hours before the workday and post the cancellation notice on our website and Facebook page.

Several trail maintenance opportunities are available throughout the season. Mark your calendar now and plan to participate in one of the following service events.

Community Work Events

The dates are set; check back here and on our Facebook page for updates on locations and projects. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the designated area, where we will have a short discussion of the project for the day and set off to work. Meeting locations and project description will be updated at least two weeks before the work event.

*On Monday, August 20, a volunteer appreciation event is planned. Check back here for more details.

Business, School
and Community Organization Events

Do you have a designated service day at your work? Are you a teacher looking for opportunities for your students to give back to the community? Do you lead a community organization that would like to work on the trails?

PPLT is happy to host service days for groups out on the trails! Please call 442-0490 or email [email protected] for more information and to schedule an event.



Do you find yourself on the trail often and see trail items that need attention? Adopt-A-Trail is the right spot for you! Adopt-A-Trail volunteers walk their trail a minimum of twice a year and report any findings to the PPLT Trails Coordinator. Help us by picking up garbage, spotting weeds, noticing missing or broken signs and any other issues that need to be attended to. This is a minimal commitment and is perfect for those who want to be involved on their own schedule!

To register for this program please contact [email protected] or call us at (406) 442-0490.

We’d Love To Have Your Help Throughout The Year!

We rely on volunteers to help us:

For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please call us at (406) 442-0490.