How to Get 150 or More Perfect Strangers to Build Some Awesome Trail
How can you put a charge into that 15-person weekend trail-build and pump it up to 150 or more smiling and eager volunteers?
Presenters: Matt Atnip, Executive Director; Jeffery Goetter, Board Secretary; Roger Allison, Board President; Kristen Schulte, Ozark Trail Association
How can you put a charge into that 15-person weekend trail-build and pump it up to 150 or more smiling and eager volunteers? Make it a “Mega.” The Ozark Trail Association, the USFS 2013 Trails Group Volunteer of the Year, will share how to structure a large trail-build, attract and keep new volunteers, have them tell their friends about you, impress your land stewards, and generate thousands of matching dollars for grants. Volunteer sweat equity can finance the trail project, tools and equipment, and even some overhead costs. Mega events can quickly increase trail mileage, but more importantly, the goodwill they create will help to grow and strengthen your organization.