Volunteering

Volunteering

Be a Part of the Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail needs you! After enjoying all the gifts of the Bruce Trail has to offer, many people have decided to give something back to the Trail. The Bruce Trail is made possible by the work and dedication of over 1500 volunteers.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to help to secure the Bruce Trail, be part of a team, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteering with the Iroquoia Club of the Bruce Trail allows you to choose from a variety of opportunities with various levels of commitment. From the trail to the Board, volunteers typically commit between 4 to 16 hours per month.

We have numerous volunteer opportunities from trail maintenance & monitoring, hike leader, publicity, social media, membership, land owner relations, land stewardship, Board member and more.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Iroquoia Club, please complete the online application. If you have specific questions, please e-mail us at Iroquoia Volunteering and someone will be happy to talk to you.

Check out the current volunteer opportunities with the Iroquoia Club.

Take the online quizzes and test your knowledge of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

For more information, contact:

Gloria Pennycook at gpennycook@icloud.com

Positions at your Local Club

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
President  Responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the Club direction and ongoing operations. Also development and promotion of the overall objectives and goals of the Club - Leadership, relationship building
-Good communication, organizational, networking and facilitation skills
- Liaison with BTC
Board Positions Various Board position include Land Owner Relations, Publicity, Land Stewardship, Membership, Volunteer, Hiking, Social Media, Secretary - Organizational skills, creativity, teamwork
- Communication skills
- all roles require technology & computer skills
Hike Leader Lead hikes for members and non-members, plans the routes, set the pace and point out areas of interest to hike members. Ensures safety of hikers -Knowledgeable about the environment, plants and animals
-Knowledgeable about the hike routes
- Good with leading people
Trail Angel To assist the hikers with completing their hikes by shuttling them to requested points along the trail - must have a car and be willing to drive hikers at pre-arranged places and times
Land Steward Responsible for implementing the Land Stewardship Program on specific properties -Good observation skills
-Knowledge of local plants and animals
Land Owner Ambassador Develop relations with specific land owners. Help to identify new properties for purchase or trail access. - Good relationship building and communication skills
Special Events Volunteer  Organize Special Events, like End to End, Bruce Trail Day. Includes logistics, volunteers, refreshments, etc. Ability to talk to people about the Bruce Trail Conservancy
- People person, ability to motivate volunteers
Trail Captain Custody of a section of the trail to ensure it is clear and safe to hike, including
maintenance
-Ability to do basic Trail Maintenance
-Good observation skills
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
Trail Monitor Responsible to walk an assigned section of the trail and report issues - Good observation skills
- Ability to walk regularly on the trail
Newsletter Editor and Social Media To create, edit and deliver the quarterly club newsletter, and post daily content on social media - Ability to create an interesting newsletter and regular social media content with various inputs
Webmaster Maintain the Club's website doing periodic updates and improvements to style and content - Creativity
- Strong computer skills (WordPress)
Fund Raising Develop & execute fund raising events - Creativity and motivation
- Outgoing and able to communicate well
Publicity Organize and participate in publicity events to promote the Bruce Trail and gain new members - Ability to communicate to the public about the Bruce Trail
- Able to coordinate tasks required to execute the events