Volunteers: Another Renewable Resource

Agencies struggling to find funding for construction and maintenance should consider the considerable return that can accrue from developing a volunteer program; a well-organized group of volunteers can keep trail maintenance and construction costs to a manageable level.

Recruiting and retaining volunteers requires a variety of skills, from marketing and publicity to training and event organization/management.

Our experience in volunteer recruitment and event management has resulted in more than 75,000 labor hours and the construction of more than 50 miles of new trail, plus many more miles of trail maintenance. We can help set up a volunteer program, provide training in volunteer coordination and train crew leaders.