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Voluntourism Events

What is voluntourism? It is a trend revolutionizing the way people travel.  Simply put, voluntourism invites visitors to contribute to the betterment of their travel destination.  Creek cleanups and trail maintenance outings are typical voluntourism activities.

Travel trends show visitors seek a sense of “temporary localhood,” experiencing their destination as a local person does while offsetting any possible negative impact from their visit.  Voluntourism meets these desires perfectly. 

We embrace voluntourism as dovetailing with our drive to attract travelers who respect our environment and lifestyle. We also value giving visitors and residents an opportunity to make person-to-person contact, which is what travel - and living - is all about.

Any of these organizations are always looking for volunteers.

Sedona Community Food Bank

Volunteers are a crucial contribution to fight against hunger! There are a number of ways you can donate time. We need people to sort groceries, prepare kids backpacks and help on the food distribution day. Please no drop-in volunteers. The greatest need is for volunteer workers – fill-out an application to join our team of volunteers. If you would like to receive e-mails about volunteer opportunities, please let us know. Call now: (928) 204-2808


680 Sunset Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336
Monday through Thursday various times from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Trail Lovers Excursions

Join Trail Lovers Excursions and Stewards of Sedona (SOS) for a fun morning of stewardship and community building in Sedona, Verde Valley, and Oak Creek Canyon!! We will be cleaning up the regions most magnificent areas and helping recover the splendor of Sedona, Oak Creek, Wet Beaver Creek, Sycamore Creek, and Verde River. We need your help, our public lands need your help, and together we can have all of our favorite places looking perfectly pristine again in no time!!!

Just bring 1L of water, a backpack, heavy stoke, and big smile!! All PPE, gear/equipment, and supplies are provided by Stewards of Sedona.

To view upcoming events, view their SOS Online Calendar or contact Jason Danoff at jason@traillovers.com.

Oak Creek Watershed

Oak Creek needs your help! Please join our Oak Creek Steward community today! Stewards receive their own clean-up kit, PPE, and training to safely restore littered areas. Work with us to keep Oak Creek clean!

Please contact jonathan@oakcreekwatershed.org if you would like additional information or to volunteer.


Building Homes with Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity

Join Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity in building homes for qualified families in need. Participate one day (Monday through Saturday) or as an on-going commitment. 

The activities of the day can vary and may include painting, drywall, framing, carpentry, roofing, site clean-up, and landscaping. You can even volunteer in the retail ReStore business. Instruction and tools are provided on site, no experience is necessary. We need your help and we can all make a difference together!! Building Strength, Stability and Self Reliance Through Shelter.

Contact Tania Simms at tania.simms@vvhabitat.org for details.