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Fence Building Schedule

Contact borderfencevolunteer@minutemanhq.com for scheduling information.

Fence Building Requirements - No exceptions:
  • You must be a Registered Minuteman before you can be scheduled.
  • If you are already a registered Minuteman Border volunteer you can call to get scheduled.
  • If you are not registered to work on the fence, do not just show up at the site. Registration is $50. We have an orderly process to manage volunteer labor.
  • All volunteers must schedule with our Minuteman Fence Volunteer Coordinator. Contact Bill or Connie Foust to get on the schedule.
  • You may contact borderfencevolunteer@minutemanhq.com for scheduling
  • You must check in at the Field Office in Palominas, AZ before reporting for work assignments.

  • How it works:
    Our contractors running the job sites are set up to include up to 20 volunteers/week to come and help install fence. Tools and equipment will be provided as needed. You may bring tools from the suggested tool list.

    Security volunteers will also check in with Bill for assignments.

    You must find or bring your own housing and food. You may schedule to stay as long as you can. No housing is being provided. Free trailer and tent camping is available to Minutemen in Palominas at the Palominas Trading Post no shower facility available. You may also find hotels in Sierra Vista or Tombstone and other surrounding areas.

    How To Get Registered then schedule to volunteer:
    1) You must be registered. If you are not yet registered Select Registration Page to volunteer. Or Click Here to Register.
    2) Have a background check be vetted. This usually takes 5 days and volunteers will call you to complete the process. Call if you are not contacted within 5 days.
    3) An MCDC ID Card will be mailed to you.
    4) Contact borderfencevolunteer@minutemanhq.com to get on the schedule.
    5) Travel to Tombstone and check in.
    Suggested tool list - Wire cutters, pliers, Barbed Wire Fencing pliers, hammer, shovel, gloves, work boots, water bottle, first aid kit, sun screen, hat, etc...

    See the MM Training Manual for additional suggested items, Click Here.

    Local Palominas, Arizona Camping, Lodging and Travel Information:

    There is a dry camp located in Palominas AZ behind the Palominas Trading Post. Provided is a porta pottie and the restaurant serves three meals a day and will pack sack lunches to go.

    Directions to Palominas Trading Post:

    Take Hwy 90 south from I-10, Exit 302 to Sierra Vista. Hwy 90 turns left (east) just south of the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport at the traffic light. Continue on Hwy 90 about 3 miles and it will bear to the south. At Fry Blvd, continue SOUTH or STRAIGHT, the hwy is now called Hwy 92. Continue approx. 20 miles on Hwy 92 to Palominas Rd. Hwy 92 will bear to the left (east) about 10 miles south of Fry Blvd. Immediately east of Palominas Rd. is the Palominas Trading post on your right.

    In the area there are campgrounds with hook-ups, listed below. There are also motels in Sierra Vista and in Bisbee.

    The Sonoran Desert is cold at night in the winter and can be cold in the day time also. Average temperatue at night is in the mid 20 degrees and daytime mid 50 degrees. It is best to wear layered clothing.

    If you are coming by vehicle it is recommended that it have good clearance because of washed out areas of the border road, however, we will transport those who don't to the fence location.

    Mountain View RV Park520 456 2860Huachuca City, AZ
    Ramsey Canyon RV Park520 378 0549Hereford, AZ
    Walnut Grove MHP520 417 1800Fort Huachuca, AZ

    America's Best Value Inn520 432 2293Bisbee, AZ
    Best Western520 458 8500Sierra Vista, AZ
    Windemere Hotel520 459 5900Sierra Vista, AZ
    Comfort Inn520 459 0515Sierra Vista, AZ

    Sierra Vista has the closest airport and also flights into Tucson International Airport are recommended.

    Tucson is approximately 90 miles from Palominas, AZ.