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 Residence (Green Card) holders.
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 50 +/- candidates per year, as a single class. The Class of 2019 has completed its training. The Class of 2020 is full. However, we are keeping a Wait List for 2020. PLEASE move forward and submit an application now. You will receive a response indicating receipt. Often current candidates have a change of plans and withdraw.
You may be asked to fill in. If so, you will be contacted in the Fall of 2019.
Submit an application NOW. If passed by from the Wait List, you will be first for the Class of 2021 and guaranteed a place. A receipt email will be sent and you would be contacted in the Fall of 2020 to inquire if you are still interested in joining the SCVP.