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A Trail Talks Presentation
Take control of your volunteer program's future!
|The health of our trails and public lands depends on volunteers – they are the sustaining force behind trail building and maintenance. The volunteer landscape is changing though. Organizations are faced with new demands from a base that wants more episodic opportunities instead of long-term commitments and is multi-generational with varying desires. Many volunteer frameworks no longer maximize volunteers’ work and experience – or maybe they never did. How do you course correct? By conducting a volunteer program assessment that uncovers current volunteer needs.
This session will help you take control of your volunteer program’s future by teaching you how to plan and implement a successful assessment that will solicit both qualitative and quantitative data. We’ll discuss how to utilize data collected to create change that will ensure the community you’ve built over the years is happy, strong and sustained through the years.
This manual was created to accompany the Crew Leader training program developed by the Ozark Trail Association (OTA). It serves as an aid to volunteer Crew Leaders working with other volunteers to build and maintain single-track natural surface trails in the Ozarks region of Missouri. This manual is designed to serve as a baseline for trail construction and maintenance and as an introduction to leading small groups of volunteers on natural surface trail construction and maintenance events.
The Crew Leader Handbook is designed to provide information for Crew Leaders organizing and overseeing projects on the North Country National Scenic Trail. This Handbook is intended as a compliment to the in-person North Country Trail Association Crew Leader training program, which is available to all volunteers looking to expand their skills sets and gain new leadership skills.
This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.
This handbook is intended to provide consistency among the National Park Service (NPS) units responsible for implementing the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and to offer guidance for establishing and operating the YCC throughout the NPS.