Volunteer

There are many ways you can get involved!

  • Join us at a trail work day
  • Lead or co-lead an outing
  • Join a committee (Trails, Events, Marketing, Promotions & Fundraising)
  • Help plan or volunteer at an event
  • Become a volunteer trail steward or join the trail crew
  • Become a trail work crew leader
  • Organize a corporate trail work day for you and your co-workers
  • Donate an in-kind item or service to our organization
  • Have other ideas? We'd love to hear them!


Contact us at info@slatevalleytrails.org to get involved or fill out the form below

Image of 3 women and 8 men holding tools and smiling while lined up a long a trail.

Image of 3 women and 8 men holding tools and smiling while lined up a long a trail. 

Become a Trail Steward or Trail Crew Member

Stewardship of trails really does take a lot of effort and volunteerism! We know you've been out there enjoying the trails, but can you have some time to give back? A little help can go a long way!


Currently, SVT relies on a combination of volunteer Trail Stewards, a handful of organized trail work days, or a contract crew that had time available to do some routine maintenance and mowing. Most of our scheduled trail work days in 2019, involved the current project at Delaney Woods. In 2020, we will have more trails to maintain across our entire network. This will take many sets of eyes and ears, and hands, to get the work done! We owe it to our dedicated core volunteers for keeping our trails in great shape!

Slate Valley Trails (SVT) is looking for a few enthusiastic, trail-loving folks who can volunteer to steward and maintain our network.  


Our goal for 2020 is to establish a solid group of Trail Stewards and Trail Crew volunteers! 


Become a SVT Trail Steward or Trail Crew member! Here's the scoop:


TRAIL STEWARD

- Seeking 1 Steward for Fairgrounds - East

- Seeking 1 Steward for Fairgrounds- West

Be the Eyes and Ears for their trail(s) within their coverage area of the SVT network. Trail Stewards will be assigned one or more trails within a SVT trail network. Each trail network within the Slate Valley Trails (SVT) network will have one or more dedicated Trail Steward(s).   

Stewards are not required to perform maintenance work, but if they are comfortable in tackling any trail issues on their own, they are free to do so.

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TRAIL CREW 

-Seeking new members to fill out our roster of dedicated volunteers

The Trail Crew role is a volunteer position designated to respond and take care of emergency trail maintenance issues that are reported to them within the SVT Trail Network. Have some trail building or chainsaw skills? Let's talk! Also, if you have a catchy name for the Trail Crew, let us know!

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What's Next for Trail Maintenance and Stewardship of Slate Valley Trails? 

In 2020, we will have a calendar of scheduled Trail Work days/eves that rotate around the network throughout the peak season, including our Spring opener trail work day and some fall trail work dates. For Fall of 2019, we do not have any current dates set for leaf blowing, but if you are interested in helping with that at all, let us know by emailing: info@slatevalleytrails.org 


This winter, we will be working to complete our Trail Standards and Maintenance documents, assess signage and trailhead needs, etc. If you wish to get involved with that, sign up for our E-News so you don't miss a chance to come to a committee meeting! Your participation will help shape SVT! It takes a community!

two kids and three adults use hand tools to clip roots on a new trail in the woods.

two kids and three adults use hand tools to clip roots on a new trail in the woods.

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Slate Valley Trails

PO Box 242 Poultney, VT 05764

info@slatevalleytrails.org