GRAND VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION
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Volunteering with us

The association is completely run by volunteers: from board members to hike leaders and from trail maintenance workers to our webmaster and newsletter editor, we are all members who volunteer to help manage the club and the trails.  

 If you have some free time and can check one of these criteria: 

  • You want to gain experience in a new skill
  • You want to meet new people
  • You are passionate about hiking
  • You are interested in the environment and helping your community
  • You want to see great hiking trails in this area 

We'd like to hear from you! 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with short-term projects or to take on some of the ongoing roles required to run the club and to maintain the trails in good order. 

Current positions open

We currently have positions open in the following areas:

Trail Director  - Towpath section 

Responsible for ensuring that the Towpath section of the trail is kept in good and safe condition.  The range of activities includes recruiting and training maintenance workers, assisting in the trail maintenance tasks, initiating the process to reroute sections of the trail and maintaining relationships with landowners.

Director, Marketing

Develop and oversee the implementation of the association's marketing strategy including the social media strategy; identify opportunities to enhance the community's awareness of the association and the trails. Responsible for developing and implementing promotional programs, including the necessary collateral material, to support the association's specific programs and activities.  Strong communication skills and previous marketing experience is required. 

Hike Coordinator

Responsible for the association's hike program ensuring that the association offers safe, regular and organized hikes to its members. Reesponsibilities include recruiting hike leaders, providing new leaders orientation to the GVTA, coordinating leaders’ training and certification through Hike Ontario, working with hike leaders to plan and deliver GVTA-sponsored hikes, promoting organized hikes to members and potential members. The hike coordinator is a member of the board. 

50th Anniversary volunteers needed!

If you have time and like to plan and organize special events, please consider volunteering for our 50th anniversary celebrations. For more information or to help with the events, email [email protected].

Submit your application today!  Apply Online.

For more information, contact [email protected]