We need different kinds of volunteers. We need volunteers to just show up willing to work hard as a crew member, but we also need volunteers to lead crews of workers. It’s true of trail work, and it’s true of running the organization in general. Help NWTA by leading a crew or organizing an event! We are always looking for more dedicated leaders to help make our events successful and help run our organization.
Lead a Trail Crew
Trailwork doesn’t get done in a vacuum. It’s the hard work and dedication of our trail crew leaders to help determine where the work needs to be done, and instruct volunteers how to do it. We’re always looking to expand our roster of trail bosses. Come learn about trail building techniques through our Trails Sustainability Institute (TSI) and become certified to lead (see more on our Learn page). Contact [email protected] for more information.
We have an active volunteer board that all have full time jobs. Our bandwidth is limited. We turn down a lot of good ideas from the membership because everyone’s plate is already full. You think a one-off small-scale shuttle day is a great idea? Lead it. A campout? Lead it. Family ride? Lead it. Whatever it is, remember that you will need to recruit helpers and you are the crew leader. We can help get you started. It’s exciting once the ball gets rolling. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Join the Board of Directors
The board of directors is the small group of super-volunteers that shape NWTA’s vision, provide leadership, keep it organized, and are ultimately responsible for its successes or failures. Candidates are nominated by a nomination committee for election to the Board of Directors every year during our January Annual General Meeting. Candidates must agree to commit two years (barring unforeseen circumstances) to attending monthly board meetings, keeping apprised of NWTA business communications, voting on key issues of spending and organizational decisions, and fulfilling board committee responsibilities as they are assigned. NWTA is a very exciting and fast growing organization, and can always use help. Contact [email protected] for more information.
We are frequently in need of technical assistance with website development and maintenance, social media, legal advice, news posting and copy editing, on-site event support, design and merchandising, heavy equipment maintenance, event photography, etc. Contact [email protected]g for more information or where you might be able to lend your expertise.