Volunteer Rewards

Volunteering promotes community, opportunity, achievement, and sustainability—and it’s a blast. SCMTS recognizes its top volunteers with sweet rewards at key milestones.


Over one thousand unique volunteers work with us every year, many of whom join us year after year. Volunteering promotes community, opportunity, achievement, and sustainability—and it’s a blast.

To recognize our top volunteers, we've created a new volunteer rewards program focused on long-term achievements. Read on for a peek at how getting your boots in the dirt with us leads to some pretty sweet prizes!

This year’s annual volunteer hours cutoff is May 2, 2023-May 1, 2024, with our celebration scheduled for National Trails Day, June 1, 2024.

Win an Ibis!

Did you know every time you volunteer with SCMTS, whether in the dirt or behind the screens, you are entered into a raffle to win an Ibis Ripmo AF full-suspension mountain bike?

Ibis Cycles is keeping the tradition alive and donating an Ibis Ripmo AF, NGX build mountain bike to a randomly selected volunteer at the end of the season. Every six hours you volunteer, you receive one raffle ticket. On top of that, they’re offering exceptional discounts through Spokesman Bicycles and Trailhead Cyclery to SCMTS volunteers too:

  • 6 hours - 5% discount at retail

  • 12 hours - 10% discount at retail

*Ibis Cycles is donating a Ripmo AF, NGX build. MSRP of $3,700. Not applicable towards the purchase of another model, etc. Build kit and delivery may be subject to change or delay based on availability.

Volunteer of the Year

Each year, SCMTS honors one “Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship Volunteer of the Year.” SCMTS awards this person with a hand-painted plaque thanking them for their service. This award is chosen by SCMTS staff and awarded to a volunteer who goes above and beyond to demonstrate a positive attitude, a passion for stewardship and a community-first mindset.

Lifetime Awards

When you hit 100, 300, and 500 hours, you are eligible for this volunteer-only SCMTS gear!


Become a Member

Become a member of SCMTS! Join thousands of members who provide a reliable stream of support as we build and maintain sustainable trails throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.