The Sedona Volunteer Park Ranger program is an all-volunteer program administered by the Parks and Recreation Department. The rangers began operation in 2007 and continue providing services today with a group of highly professional, dedicated and friendly volunteers.
Rangers provide city-wide support
The rangers support the city and its Parks and Recreation Department by helping visitors and residents throughout Sedona; ensuring safety at events and appropriate use of parks; providing education about Sedona's cultural and natural heritage and amenities; and performing light trail conservation and maintenance work.
In their role as city ambassadors rangers talk to visitors, merchants and residents, provide information and directions, liaison with city staff members to address maintenance issues and concerns, provide event parking and traffic control, and help with event planning and new program implementation. In an emergency, rangers may assist police and fire personnel.
Become a ranger
Applicants must pass a fingerprint and background check, and are asked to commit to 4 to 6 volunteer hours per week. New volunteers receive an area orientation and training in visitor services, traffic control, park patrol procedures, avoidance of blood borne pathogens, CPR and first responder emergency procedures, and the use of automated external defibrillators.
Rangers wear a uniform provided by the city and are expected to demonstrate a high level of public service, patience and integrity.