VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Our Projects let you do your share with our "hands on" approach as to what AES is all about! AES has had excellent turnouts for our events. All in attendance enjoy the great meals, well organized projects and camaraderie. We get a lot done and have fun in the process.  For those of you who helped in the past, we hope to see you again and if you have not joined us before, we hope to see you at one or all of our events.

The Arizona Elk Society members take a hands-on approach to AES activities

As we see it, hands-on is the best approach to wildlife and habitat matters here in Arizona. One of our goals is to put the money we raise to work in a manner that squeezes the most out of every dollar. Aside from negotiating for below market prices on the materials required for a project, large sums of money can be saved by doing the field work with volunteers.

The field projects we schedule are important to wildlife and habitat. They also afford us the opportunity to get tomorrows wildlife and habitat stewards, our youth, involved. Please consider assisting the AES on one or more projects each and every year. You will find yourself working side by side with people with big hearts and a lack of fear for getting some dirt or a couple of callouses on their hands for the sake of wildlife.

NOTES

Signups for volunteers for upcoming camps and committees are needed to make sure you are on the list and that we have enough food and supplies for our events.

For the events listed below we are in need of:

  • Camp Cooks and Kitchen help
  • Mentors to take kids Hunting
  • Info and Registration Booth Volunteers,
  • General Volunteers for Camps and Work Projects
  • Camp Setup and Teardown Help
  • Team Leaders for Events and Projects

Water For Wildlife

Ongoing Project

Water For Wildlife

The best place for current updates is the AES Water for Wildlife Facebook page. AES works with agencies/landowners to improve water availability during times of drought to ensure that elk and other wildlife have access to reliable water.

Hunts For Heroes

Ongoing Project

Hunts For Heroes

The best place for current updates is the AES Hunts for Heroes Facebook page.The Arizona Elk Society recognizes the need to provide opportunity for these veterans so they may once again enjoy hunting in the great outdoors.

White Mountain Chapter Banquet

June 24, 2017

The White Mountain Chapter of the Arizona Elk Society is holding their 4th Annual Banquet in 2017. The Arizona Elk Society White Mountain Chapter is actively looking for volunteers to help with the Banquet Setup Teardown, Etc.

AZ Get Outdoors Expo

June 24-25, 2017

AES is in search of volunteers to help work the information booth at the new Arizona Get Outdoors Expo in Flagstaff on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. It will be held at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park.

IDA Grasslands/Slate Lakes Project

July 14-16, 2017

Kaibab National Forest. Historic overgrazing and fire exclusion have allowed junipers & pines to encroach upon hundreds of thousands of acres of historically open lands on the Kaibab National Forest. This is a labor intensive project and we need a lot of volunteers.

SAWYERS PROJECT

July 15-16, 2017

Sawyers Projects

This project is only for certified sawyers.
July 15-16 Slate Lakes, includes Sawyers.


AZ Get Outdoors Expo

July 15-16, 2017

The Arizona Get Outdoors Expo At Westworld of Scottsdale from Saturday 10am-4pm to Sunday 11am-3pm. Volunteers are needed to man a booth on both days to educate the public about all the AES has to offer.

Annual Elk Clinic

July 22, 2017

Come on down and help out at our event at the El Zaribah Shrine. Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down event, as well as other duties. ALL volunteers welcome, you DO NOT need to be an AES member to help.

Wapiti Weekend

July 29-30, 2017

Located at St. Josephs Youth Camp in Mormon Lake, Arizona, Wapiti Weekend is a two-day educational camp for children and teens ages 8-16. Youth camp volunteers help provide a fun, safe experience for participants as they learn about hunting and wildlife conservation.

Junior Elk Hunt Camp

October 12-15, 2017

The Arizona Elk Society's Unit 6A Junior Elk Hunt Camp will be Located at St. Josephs Youth Camp in Mormon Lake, Arizona. Volunteers are need to help at the event, as well as other duties. ALL volunteers welcome, you DO NOT need to be an AES member to help.

Wild in the City

November 4, 2017

Wild In The City is a one day program teaching kids about the outdoors and other skills including: archery, wildlife identification, survival, and much more. Youth camp volunteers help provide a fun, safe experience for participants as they learn about hunting and wildlife conservation.

AES Calendar & Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup Outdoor Skills Calendar

If you interested in other events that teach beginners about hunting, shooting, trapping, fishing and wildlife, check out the Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup Outdoor Skills calendar below for and upcoming event for the whole family.