Trail Stewardship Team

NOTICE: The Trail Stewardship Team program has been canceled for the 2020 season due to concerns associated with COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to all the interested applicants this year. We look forward to the 2021 season. 

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2020 DATES

Crew Members

Minimum Qualifications

  • Jefferson County resident
  • Age 14 through 18 by June 9, 2019
  • Available to work from June 16 to July 30, 2020, 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 five 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

The 2020 Crew Member application period has closed. Please check back again next year!

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 employs 80 youth each summer, placed into crews of eight to 10 team members, supervised by adult Crew Leaders. 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 16 through July 30. Wage for 2020 is $12.00/hr.

Hope to see you on the trails this summer!

TST Group Photo 2019