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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can make it a big success!
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.
TriTown Off-Trail Supervisor
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!
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
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.
Avalonia is looking for a volunteer who loves to hike and write about it. Our Trail Reviewer will support Avalonia’s effort to post reviews on each of our approximately 50 trailed preserve’s webpages. The Trail Reviewer needs to be in good physical condition, comfortable with technology, possess good writing skills and well organized to file reports. Working as your time allows, your information will be especially helpful to families and those with physical challenges and keep hikers informed about what to expect before they visit. In addition, our volunteer will help incorporate our trails into a new, statewide effort called CT Trail Finder. If you love to be outdoors, this job is for you! Click HERE if you are interested.
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!
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.