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.
posted Mar 14, 2023
Cathy Corlett, American Trails Director of Strategic Communications, joined Trailkeepers of Oregon's women-only trail work party to find out more about the work being done and the women who opt to spend their Sunday working on the trail, even when the weather conditions are less than ideal.
posted May 3, 2022
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.
posted Jul 26, 2021
American Rivers makes it easy for you to get involved. This National River Cleanup Handbook will provide all the information you need to organize a river cleanup.
posted May 19, 2021
Information on apps that can be used for trail management that would be suitable for volunteer-type organizations.