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Great Avalonia Trail Trek Team Needs Volunteers

Announcing the Great Avalonia Trail Trek!

Avalonia is excited to announce that we will be holding our first Great Avalonia Trail Trek in the fall of 2020! The exact dates are TBA, but the Great Avalonia Trail Trek will be a week-long, virtual challenge fundraiser to raise money for the Avalonia Land Conservancy. To participate, people will register, fundraise, and get out on Avalonia’s trails for safe, healthy, and socially distanced activities.

Right now, we are actively seeking volunteers for our Steering Committee to help plan this virtual event. Steering Committee members will help secure sponsorships & prizes, recruit participants, promote the event, and register to participate themselves. The Great Avalonia Trail Trek will feature prizes for vertical & mileage challenges, as well as prizes for our top fundraisers.

We are excited to launch the Great Avalonia Trail Trek in the fall of 2020 – please contact Terri Eickel at terri@avalonialc.org to find out how you can make it a big success!

Hike Coordinator

Avalonia is looking for a volunteer to coordinate hikes on Avalonia preserves. This coordinator is not expected to lead all the hikes; there are many Avalonia members willing to lead who have great hike ideas. We just need someone who can plan the details, keep the schedule, and get the word out. If you like the outdoors and organizing adventures, this is the job for you. Click HERE to register.

Group Volunteer Coordinator

Avalonia is fortunate that several groups in our community have offered their assistance. From scouts to the Coast Guard, a garden club to a football team, their many hands have joined ours to build bridges, remove invasives, clean out debris, and replant restored areas. These offers of help from local groups are often a “one-off” project to earn a badge, build team skills, or give back to the community. Our coordinator would work with the Stewardship chair to keep track of upcoming projects as well as maintain a list of community groups and contact information. If you enjoy working with scouts and other non-profits and are good at following up, we can use you! These projects come along only a few times a year, but when we need the help, the coordinator knows who to ask. Just click HERE to let us know if you are interested.

Stewardship

TriTown Trail Supervisor

Volunteer needed to periodically walk the trails, clearing blow-downs not requiring a chain saw, and disrupting seedlings by hoe or pulling which threaten to encroach on the trail. Other issues encountered will be shared with the team to sort out.

If you’re interested, please click HERE to volunteer.

TriTown Off-Trail Supervisor

Volunteer needed to hike designated large tracts to look for any issues including new invasive species. Invasive plants will be pulled or flagged (if too large) for later removal.

If you’re interested, please click HERE to volunteer.

Carpenters & Experienced Woodworkers

Many of our trails have wooden bridges, walk ways and erosion structures that periodically need to be repaired and replaced. Most properties have wooden signs that need to be built. If you are an experienced carpenter or have woodworking experience and can follow or adapt written plans, Avalonia could use your talents. Workers need to have the physical ability to carry gear and supplies to the job site with other volunteers. If you have these skills, please click HERE to join the woodworking crew!

Acquisitions

Project Manager

Volunteer would be responsible for meeting with landowners and seeing each project through from beginning to preservation. You would be trained in Avalonia’s procedures and work with the Acquisition team. Click HERE if you can help.

Finance & Development

Grant Writers

Do you have experience writing grants? Are you detail-oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines? You can help a dedicated team of Avalonia volunteers who write grant applications to foundations and government entities. This critically important job can be done from home and provides a significant portion of the income needed for our mission to conserve land. If you can help, click HERE.

Communications

Videographer

Avalonia is looking for someone to tell the story of the organization through video. The volunteer would be creating content for our website and social media pages. They will need access to good equipment and editing software. If you’re interested in using your creative eye to help Avalonia display our properties and events, click HERE to apply!

Copy Writer

Avalonia needs a volunteer who can help write press releases, web copy and other communications. You will work with a team who edits and designs all of our newsletters, web pages, property descriptions, maps and brochures. This is a great spot for someone who prefers to work from home and doesn’t want to attend a lot of meetings. We have plenty of content, we just need someone who can create the message. Click HERE if you are interested.

Brochure Distributors

Avalonia has Hike & Seek, membership and other printed materials in over thirty locations, including libraries, town halls, hotels and more public places. These need to be replenished monthly from May to October and bi-monthly during the rest of the year. If you would like to help restock and may even know some other good spots, we could use your help. You’ll need to be over 18 and have a valid driver’s license. Click HERE to let us know.

Message Regarding Coronavirus

Our trails remain open to the public, but we request that you avoid any gathering beyond immediate family and carefully observe social-distancing protocol. All public events are cancelled until further notice, and our office is closed.

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