Updated: March 13 2023 * DUE TO OVERWHELMING INTEREST IN THE PROGRAM, WE HAVE CURRENTLY REACHED VOLUNTEER CAPACITY AT THIS MOMENT AND THE APPLICATION PORTAL IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
- If you would like to sign up on a waiting list, please send an email to email@example.com.
- Provide your full name, telephone, and list the region where you would like to do your volunteer work. There are 24 regions throughout Arizona. Click here to view a map of all regions.
Training Guides to Submit Your Volunteer Hours
Click here to view guides and a video on how to submit your reports from your visits to sites-including a damage/Vandalsim report. Instructions also inlcude steps on how to submit hours from attending trainings and conferences.
What is the Site Steward Program (SSP)
The Arizona Site Steward Program is an organization of volunteers, in partnership with public land managers of Arizona (US Forest Service, AZ State Lands, BLM, and other jurisdictions), whose members are selected, trained and certified by Arizona State Parks & Trails (ASPT). The chief objective of the Stewards Program is to deter the theft of antiquities and report to the land managers any destruction or vandalism of prehistoric and historic archaeological and paleontological sites in Arizona through site monitoring. Stewards can choose to be active in other program duties including:
- Project Archaeology (Youth Education); Working with Elementary Schools to Implement a Cultural Preservation Curriculum.
- Community Outreach: Participate in Events to Promote Preservation & Recruit New Member
- Administrative Support
Visit the Site Steward Webpage at Arizona State Parks & Trails for additional program information. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to view two exceptional videos and to read past editions of our newsletter, The Watch.
The Site Steward Program is open to people of all abilities.
Introduction to Southwest Archaeology: Are you new to learning about archaeology in the Southwest? Or seeking a refresher on the major concepts, places, cultures, and themes that Southwestern archaeologists are exploring today? Click here for online resources.
If you have any questions, you can contact the State Site Steward Coordinator at AZ State Parks & Trails - by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arizona Site Steward Program is a grant-based program and is supported through federal funding from the U.S. National Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, BLM and the Arizona Site Steward Program Foundation and through generous donations from local businesses and archaeological-based agencies.