Your trip at a glance


  • Contribute to protecting and preserving Grand Canyon National Park
  • Work together with volunteer from all over the world
  • Spend the nights surrounded by Arizona’s wild nature
  • Witness a breath­taking natural wonder
  • Experi­ence the American Way of Life


Grand Canyon

Volunteering in the Grand Canyon

As a volunteer in our nature conservation project in Grand Canyon National Park you get the chance to discover fascinating Arizona and, at the same time, to actively contribute to protecting the unique nature of the UNESCO world heritage Grand Canyon.


Arrival and orien­ta­tion in Arizona

You arrange your flight to Arizona or somewhere near the Grand Canyon on your own. We recommend Phoenix as destination airport. An employee of one of our North American partner organisations will collect you from the airport and will drive you, possibly with other participants, via Flagstaff to the project in the Grand Canyon.


Volunteer activ­i­ties in Grand Canyon National Park

For eleven days you will make your contribution to maintaining the beauty of Grand Canyon National Park. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. During this time you are usually involved in project tasks like maintaining footpaths, erosion control or removing non-native plant species (neophytes).


Accom­mo­da­tion in the United States

Accommodation is generally out in the open. During your stay you will be given your own tent. Food is provided and prepared together by the group. That strengthens team spirit and communication.


Leisure time as a volunteer in the USA

The weekend is completely free. That leaves ample time to discover the canyon and the vicinity by yourself. Or you have the option of going on organised excursions. Should you have time to spare beyond your voluntary service, we strongly recommend that you stop over either before or afterwards, because the region around the Grand Canyon is just too awesome. And since you’re already there, you should take the opportunity to discover more.

Learn what others say about their Natucate adventure.

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“Participating in projects for the protection and improvement of those natural areas feels amazing, there is not better office to be working than those landscapes!”

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    1. Grand Canyon

    The world-famous Grand Canyon National Park is located in the US state of Arizona in the southwest of the United States. The 5000 km² area is home to more than 2000 animal and plant species. The two valley edges South Rim and North Rim border the Grand Canyon which is about 450 km long. The mighty Colorado River, which still winds its way through the canyon today, once dug huge valleys into the rocks, reaching up to about 1.8 km deep. The Canyon is one of the world's great natural wonders and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

    Accommodated in the breathtakingly wild nature in and around the Grand Canyon National Park, you can end the day after work under a clear starry sky as part of our project.

Purpose of the nature conser­va­tion project

350 km of the canyon lies within the boundaries of the national park. That is 80% of the total length. So it’s understandable that every helping hand is welcome and that the voluntary work of every single volunteer is important, making a significant contribution towards preserving the beauty of this enormous area. NATUCATE will help you find the perfect place for your assignment and will organise an unforgettable adventure in stunning scenery.


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