Trail Stewardship Team

Trail Stewardship Team INFO NIGHT: Copy this link to access the information meeting on March 11 from 6-7:30 P.M. Once you copy or click the link you can opt to download the app or continue in an internet browser window.

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2021 TST Crew Member Recruitment

2021 DATES

  • Applications open March 1 through March 31 
  • Info Night March 11; watch 2020 Facebook Live recording here
  • Interview Training Workshops to be scheduled April 13 & April 14
  • Interviews April 17 & 24; will be held remotely
  • Orientation June 15
  • Program Dates June 22–August 5 

Crew Members

Minimum Qualifications

  • Jefferson County resident
  • Age 14 through 18 by June 15, 2021
  • Available to work from June 22 to August 5, 2021, Tuesday through Thursday, with no more than two absences 
  • Able to legally work in the United States
  • Be able to provide and carry all personal gear, as well as tools and equipment, to and from the job sites


  • Be on time at Jeffco Open Space headquarters, with equipment and in uniform each workday
  • No more than two excused absences, no exceptions
  • Able to hike two to six miles every day in extreme weather
  • Safely use hand tools to move heavy rocks, branches, and dirt 
  • Be able to stoop, bend, push, pull, lift and perform all manners of motion related to outdoor labor

More Info

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Now accepting applications for Crew MEMBERS!

The 2021 Crew Member application period will open March 1-March 31.

Get paid to work outside, make new friends, learn new skills, and make a difference in your parks!

The Trails Stewardship Team (TST) of Jeffco Open Space is a fun program that employs youth for trail maintenance and natural resource restoration of parks. TST promotes a positive work and stewardship ethic among team members while helping to maintain and improve natural surface trails, mitigate noxious weeds, and restore natural areas. TST will employ 40 youth this summer, placed into crews of 5 members, supervised by an adult Crew Leader. Join over 3,000 TST alumni for a program that has been happening since 1975!

Participants will work Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from June 22 through August 5. The wage for 2021 is $12.32/hr.

Hope to see you on the trails this summer!

TST Group Photo 2019