VOC announces their Stepping Up Stewardship Toolkit: a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive set of resources specifically designed to help other groups and organizations start or expand their volunteer programs.
Developed in response to the ever-growing challenges associated with effectively caring for our outdoor places, VOC's Toolkit offers free guides on subjects ranging from selecting a good volunteer project to making volunteers feel valued.
Each guide is accompanied by supplemental materials providing VOC's templates, checklists, and other how-tos that further enhance the ability to easily put volunteers to work on public lands. The toolkit materials may also be supplemented with technical skills training through the Outdoor Stewardship Institute along with customized VOC training and consulting assistance.
Visit the VOC website and download and use the materials provided.
Published September 05, 2018
In this National Recreation Trail Highlight from the Sarah Zigler Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.
Specific skills used in trails and greenways work: budgeting; developing costs; managing grants and finding programs; managing staff and volunteers; managing projects; identifying funding sources; working with a variety of funding; writing grant proposals;
Specific skills used in maintenance of trails and greenways: maintenance of trails; repair of various trail elements; maintenance of trailheads and related facilities.