If you would like to get involved with the GDTA, think about joining one of our committees:

Volunteer opportunities

Outreach, Engagement and Education

  • Build awareness of the Great Divide Trail and GDTA
  • Ensure that the mission of the GDTA resonates with a broad audience of users, volunteers and funders through effective communication strategies and programs
  • Plan and coordinate robust and thriving outreach and education programs and events
  • Publication on the GDTA website, social media, Pathfinder Newsletter and other mediums to promote the Great Divide Trail

Ensuring Financial Capacity

  • Ensure the longevity of the organization through securing robust, diverse revenue streams to support and expand our capacity for operations
  • Oversee development and implementation of a fundraising plan

Organizational Excellence

  • Ensure that the GDTA has applicable policies, procedures and strategic plans in place to grow and protect the organization
  • Ensure the continuity and sustainability of the organization through the individuals involved, including the Board, members and volunteers. Ensure that the roles and responsibilities of the Board, members and volunteers are clearly understood and are consistent with the mission and vision of the organization
  • Lead the Board nomination process, engaging potential candidates and ensuring that the Board includes an optimum mix of skills and characteristics that align with our values
  • Champion the Volunteer Recognition awards and other mechanisms used to honour members and volunteers

Trail Building and Maintenance

  • Ensure an outstanding wilderness experience for current and future users that is consistent with the conservation and preservation of the scenic and wilderness value of the Rocky Mountains of Canada
  • Foster quality trail design, construction, management, protection, and maintenance, that ensures an excellent trail experience for current and future users
  • Engage GDTA members in order to strengthen the community of volunteers that support the Great Divide Trail

Trail Protection and Advocacy

  • Pursue formal recognition and protection of the Great Divide Trail
  • Develop and maintain alliances with key governmental agencies and stakeholders, provincial or federal

The general expectations for participation in a GDTA committee:

  • Volunteers will participate in regularly committee meetings (e.g. every 2nd month or quarterly), via telephone or Zoom, or in person (when possible).
  • Committees will be responsible for:
    1. determining committee objectives;
    2. planning and carrying out activities to achieve objectives;
    3. seeking board approval for any funding requirements or significant decisions;
    4. reporting back to the board on progress as required.

If you believe you have the skills, knowledge or passion for the trail and the outdoors like we do, get involved now. Send us an email if you would like to join a committee or get more information.

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