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We apologize for the delay. Due to the increased popularity for joining this organization, we are at capacity for applications through 2021 and will not be taking on more at this time. We hope to re-open applications in August or September 2021 for the 2022 season.


 Please read below:

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.

We can only accept applications from U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Card) holders.

We accept up to 50 +/- candidates per year, as a single class.  We are currently full until 2022

Candidates are contacted in the Fall of the previous year, and an interview is arranged. From that, it goes before the Board of Directors for approval. If approved, the candidate is assigned a mentor with specific training to be met. The candidate is also required to attend both Orientation dates- usually held the last two Saturday;s in January.

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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.