Take part in maintaining and developing official trails in Gatineau Park through the Responsible Trail Management project.

The work of trail maintenance volunteers will add about 100 km of trails to Gatineau Park’s official network, and renaturalize about 200 km of unofficial trails.


Title: Trail maintenance volunteer
Location: Four different areas in Gatineau Park

  • Chelsea
  • Wakefield
  • Southern sector
  • Meech Creek Valley

Under the supervision of the volunteer team leader, the volunteer will take part in trail crews planned and organized by the NCC to improve or renaturalize various trails in Gatineau Park. The tasks include:

  • moving organic materials such as branches, dead trees and rocks
  • work to ensure that tree roots are protected
  • building culverts, walkways and drainage ditches
  • breaking the trail tread to allow plants and roots to grow

The work will be performed outdoors, and will require appropriate footwear and clothing. The NCC will provide the necessary equipment, including tools such as work gloves, trimmers, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc.


Commitment and work schedule

Trail crews are organized from mid-May to late October. The crew’s schedule is established by the team leader, in cooperation with the NCC.

The shifts are normally three hours. You must be available for at least six hours of work during the season (i.e. two shifts).


  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Have a means of travel to and from Gatineau Park
  • Be capable of doing manual work
  • Be capable of working in variable weather conditions


  • Familiarity with Gatineau Park’s mandate
  • Familiarity with trail building*

* The NCC will provide development activities to volunteers.

For more information, email us at volunteer_benevoles@ncc-ccn.ca.

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