Please read carefully below before submitting an application.
SCVP members patrol in Sabino Canyon, on Mt. Lemmon, and in the Santa Catalina Mountains. We are a year-round operation; however, we do accept winter residents with a strict initial availability requirement for the first phase. See below.
While on patrol, we serve the visiting public by providing information and assistance regarding trails and trailhead locations, hiking conditions, wildlife and desert safety issues, and Forest Service rules and regulations.
SCVP members are the eyes, ears, and helping hands of the Forest Service, evaluating trail and safety conditions in the canyon and surrounding areas.
No schedules: Within the Santa Catalina Ranger District you may hike/patrol when you wish, where you wish, for as long as you wish and for as far as you wish in order to be of service and meet your monthly and/or yearly required hours.
Training consists of a two day mandatory orientation in January and a mentoring period for a few weeks including a knowledge checklist.
Currently we can only accept applications from U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents currently holding Green Cards
See U.S.Government link HERE for clarification.
We require you to be available from November through April for the first phase.
After the first year, if a winter resident, guidelines state you must patrol in a consecutive 5 month period of your choosing.
We accept up to 50 +/- candidates per year, as a single class. The class of candidates for 2020 is full.
We are at capacity for 2021. But please file an application now to be placed on the wait list and future class.
As a candidate you are contacted in the Fall of the year. This is not a guarantee for acceptance as an Interview takes place prior to moving ahead. Passing the interview leads to other training conditions discussed at the interview.