Volunteering

The Bruce Trail is made possible by the work and dedication of Volunteers. As a volunteer there are numerous roles you can fill or support. We need people to help maintain the trail, help out at special events where we set up our display, help with setup at special event, ect. If you’d like to volunteer, please e-mail us at Iroquoia Volunteering with an indication of your interest and we can send you back more detailed information or one of the Directors will be glad to call you back personally. Preferred subject line format: “Iroquoia Volunteering”

 

Volunteer Positions at your local Club level

If you are interested in any of these position please contact Gloria Pennycook at gpennycook@icloud.com or complete the online form

Club Board Positions

Positions Purpose Skills
Bruce Trail Club President  Responsible for the general overseeing of Club operations, and for the direction, development and promotion of the overall objectives and goals of the Club -Good communication, organizational, networking and facilitation skills
-Some computer skills would be an asset
Bruce Trail Club Vice President Act in place of the Club President when the President is unavailable and to be the President Elect -Good communication, organizational, networking and facilitation skills
-Some computer skills would be an asset
Bruce Trail Club Secretary Record proceedings of all Club Board and Club Executive meetings -Typing and computer skills-Good language and organizational skills
Bruce Trail Club Treasurer Responsible for the custody of the funds of the Club and all financial matters affecting the Club -Accounting skills
-Some computer skills
Bruce Trail Club Director – Member at Large Participate in the Club Board’s deliberations and decisions in matters of policy, finance and advocacy -Commitment to the work of the Bruce Trail Conservancy
Bruce Trail Club Archivist Keep safe all of the important records of the club -Ability to preserve documents
BTC Board Director from the Club Responsible for communications between the Bruce Trail Conservancy Board and the local Club -Good communication and organizational skills
Bruce Trail Club Fundraising Director Help to promote and collect funds through events or other initiatives to support the Bruce Trail Conservancy at the Club level -Knowledge of special event planning and other fundraising techniques
Bruce Trail Club Hike Director Provide direction to all Club Hike Leaders and compile a list of all upcoming hikes for the Club Newsletter
Bruce Trail Club Land Steward Director Implement and promote the Land Stewardship Program at the Club level. -Good communication, computer and facilitation skills
-Some survey experience is an asset
Bruce Trail Club Landowner Relations Director  Maintain a healthy working relationship with landowners and resolve issues as they arise -Good public relations, conflict resolution, negotiating and people skills
Bruce Trail Club Membership Director Retain and increase The Bruce Trail Conservancy membership at the Club level -Good marketing, communication and people skills
Bruce Trail Club Newsletter Editor Be the main administrative contact in producing the Club newsletter -Background in newsletter production -Proofreading and editing skills would be helpful
Bruce Trail Club Public Relations & Publicity Director  Publicize the Club’s activities, aims and objectives -Knowledge of marketing and public relations
-Ability to work well with people
Bruce Trail Club Trail Director Responsible for the planning, maintenance and overallquality of the Trail in the Club’s section, and for the overall organization and operation of the Trail work -Good people and organizational skills-Ability to design and oversee construction projects
Bruce Trail Club Volunteer Coordinator Coordinate the use of volunteers throughout the Club, and to facilitate the recruiting, training and recognition of all volunteers in the Club -Desire to work with people
-Good communication skills

Other Positions

Positions Purpose Skills
Bruce Trail Club Hike Leader Lead hikes for members and non-members, set the routes, set the pace and point out areas of interest to hike members -Knowledgeable about the environment, plants and animals
-Knowledgeable about the planned route
Bruce Trail Club Land Steward Act as a long-term caretaker of The Bruce Trail Conservancy land -Good observation skills
-Knowledge of local plants and animals
Bruce Trail Club Social Convenor Organize refreshments for events and social meetings, help plan social events for the Club members -Outgoing people person
-Ability to motivate people
Bruce Trail Club Special Events Volunteer  Help to promote the Bruce Trail Conservancy at various local events -Ability to talk to people about the Bruce Trail Conservancy
Bruce Trail Club Trail Captain Maintain the Bruce Trail and side trails in your designated section -Ability to do basic Trail Maintenance
-Good observation skills
Bruce Trail Club Trail Maintenance Volunteer Help with construction and repairs on the Trail. Must be able to build various projects on the Trail, such as bridges and stiles. -Ability to work as a member of a team
Flying Squad Member The Flying Squad Members are an email list of trail maintenance workers who can be called upon for assistance by any Club.
Bruce Trail Club E-Newsletter Editor To create, edit and deliver an electronic newsletter to interested parties, both members and non-members of the Club.
Bruce Trail Club Website Editor Maintain the Club’s website doing periodic updates and improvements to style and content.

 

 

 

 


Fundraising 

 

IROQUOIA MEMOIRS BY IAN REID

Our own Ian Reid has written his memoirs in a 24 page book. It is an interesting read about the early growth of the club and the events that have shaped it over the past 40 plus years. The book also includes a number of photos, and some wonderful shots in colour. The book can be purchased at the Raspberry House for $10.00. Call 905-529-6821 EXT. 21 Proceeds from the book will go to the escarpment legacy campaign.


Donate

The work of the BTC and its Clubs is funded from a number of sources: membership fees, grants and donations from individuals, corporations and foundations (the BTC is a registered charity) and some government partners. Supporters of the Conservancy believe in the importance of securing a conservation corridor to help preserve the vitality of the Niagara Escarpment, and making it accessible via the Bruce Trail. Our goal is to raise funds to prevent the loss of private lands currently for sale along the Bruce Trail’s conservation corridor, and to protect and maintain in perpetuity the unique natural diversity of the Niagara Escarpment on behalf of everyone in Ontario.

Donate to the BTC without creating or signing into an account by visiting the one step donation page. This is the fastest, easiest way to make a donation. https://brucetrail.org/store/donate

Please note: If you wish to make a donation specifically to be used by our Club, please state this in the comment box.

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