[East Coast Trail]
[East Coast Trail]
[East Coast Trail]


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Custodians report on paths, maintenance volunteers work on reported issues.

Get ready for some rewarding time.

The ECTA depends on people like you to contribute their time and energy in many areas. You can lead a hike, maintain a trail, write for the newsletter, help with special events, share your IT skills and so much more. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the ECTA.

For current volunteer opportunities you can check out the volunteer opportunities page, fill-out our volunteer form or email us directly at volunteer.coordinator@eastcoasttrail.ca .

Volunteer Recognition Awards

As the East Coast Trail Association has grown, the people and organizations that support the association have grown with it. To honour the hard work and diverse contributions of members, volunteers, communities and organizations that support the trail the Association has developed three awards:

  • The John Ross Clipper Award to recognize of the invaluable support of a trail maintenance volunteer.
  • The Flamber Head Award for outstanding volunteer service.
  • The Tuckamore Award for a supporter, person, group, organization or municipality who helped the association persevere.

2015 Nominations open until April 7

Please consider nominating a member for the Flamber Head Award or a supporter, person, group, organization or municipality for the Tuckamore Award by filling out the online nomination form. Please note that there is one nomination for both the awards. There is no limit on the number of awards the Association may sanction but a selection committee will apply criteria for decision-making on both categories. Nominations can also be submitted by email to darlene.scott@eastcoasttrail.com or sent by fax to the office at (709) 738-1122.

See the individual award pages for nomination criteria.

A volunteer committee makes selections and may contact you for further information. The decision(s) of the committee are made in consultation with the Board of Directors and are final. Successful nominees will be notified and invited to 2015 Volunteer Award Night ceremony on April 12, during Volunteer Week. Details for the event are posted in our Events section.

Needed Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Trail Maintenance
  • Custodian Program
  • Hike Leader
  • Marketing Communications
  • Finance & Administration
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Fundraising
  • Membership Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Land & Legal
  • Executive or Board

If you can help, please contact us at volunteer.coordinator@eastcoasttrail.ca or by contacting the volunteer coordinator directly.

To volunteer with our association just fill out the volunteer form. Thank you.