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Celebrate trail building!


Be active, be outside, make a difference you can see.


Volunteers are needed mostly right out on the trail. There are also some "behind the scenes" opportunities at our office and projects suitable for a home workshop.


See below for already scheduled projects. Or contact us about helping at other times.


Volunteer Work Parties Scheduled

CVTA is happy to partner with Green Mountain United Way to put on volunteer opportunities for all abilities.

Spend a morning or afternoon this weekend getting your hands dirty. Everyone is welcome. Plenty to do for all ages and abilities. First time? Read our "What you need to know before attending a volunteer work party".


date time location description
Saturday
Nov 12, 2016
9 - 5; drop in any time. Along the trail. (Call for details.) Join us to tackle a one day group project.
Saturday
Dec 3, 2016
9 - 5; drop in any time. Along the trail. (Call for details.) Join us to tackle a one day group project.

Youth Groups and Community Service Organizations

Schedule your own work party. CVTA staff can work with you directly on a day that is best for your program.

Independent Project for people who want to put their own stamp on a section of trail

Already have some skills and want to be in charge of your own spot from start to finish? We can set you up with some blank canvas to work with on your own time.

Volunteer Vacations Scheduled for 2016

Spend a week or two camping out with us completing a large project. More Information.

Local folks are welcome to join in on the projects for as little as a few hours.

Give a call to find out where to connect with the crew each day.


dates co-sponsor location description
arrive on July 31
depart on August 6
American Hiking Society Marshfield, Groton and Newbury. Trail work in Groton State Forest and on state owned portions of old Montpelier - Wells River railbed.
arrive on August 8
depart on August 23
Volunteers for Peace Statewide. Help improve local trails all along the Cross Vermont route.

More Volunteer Goings-On

Trail Adopter

Is there a section of the Cross Vermont Trail that you especially enjoy visiting? We can set you up as an official adopter who helps keep tabs on the trail, making it ship shape. CVTA Trail Maintainers Guide (PDF 553KB) is an introduction to the basics of helping to take care of a section of the Cross Vermont Trail.

Carpentry at Home

Design and prep in your shop wooden bridges for assembly out on the trail.

White Collar Skilled Labor or Internships

Engineer, Lawyer, Accountant - or studying to be one? Your volunteer work "under the hood" of the CVTA will ennable us to get more done on the ground.

Trail Use Survey

Sit in a lawn chair outside on a sunny day! We are looking for folks to spend some time at trailheads, counting the number of users on the trail. Ready? Need another copy of the tally sheet? Here it is: CVTA Use Count tally sheet.

Pleasantly Mindless Office Tasks

Collating papers, stuffing envelopes, idle conversation around the folding table - sound calming? We occasionally have such get togethers.

You name it

Tell us your idea!