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Volunteer Roles

Volunteers perform many roles with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and our 9 Bruce Trail Clubs. Many are listed below. Follow the links for a fuller job description.

If you are interested in more information about any of these positions please complete our online volunteer form.

Please note that not all these positions are currenly vacant. Visit our currently recruiting page for our latest opportunities.

Hike Leaders

Each of our nine Bruce Trail Clubs offer an extensive program of organized hikes, throughout the year, for members and non-members. Trained volunteers are responsible for leading and organizing these hikes - sharing with others the wonders of the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment. For more information click here.

Trail Maintenance

Volunteers maintain the 895 km Bruce Trail and its ~450 km of side trails - keeping the footpath safe, navigable, and enjoyable. From painting blazes, to building structures, to monitoring trail conditions, volunteers are needed at every step. For more information about the roles associated with trail maintenance click here.

Land Stewardship

Volunteers are a vital component of our Land Stewardship Program. Volunteer Land Stewards actively care for each of the 230+ properties that are owned or managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. As the Bruce Trail Conservancy acquires more land in our efforts to establish a permanent and secure route for the Bruce Trail, our Land Stewardship needs grow. For more information about this role click here.

Landowner Relations

Landowner relations volunteers help the Bruce Trail Conservancy maintain healthy working relationships with landowners, both public and private whose land the Trail crosses, and resolves concerns as they may arise. For more information about this program, click here.

Citizen Science

This is a new volunteer position at the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Our citizen scientists are helping to develop a map of flora along the Bruce Trail main trail. 2018 was the first year for this program and it will be valuable to see the movement and location of flora over time. For more information about this program, click here.

Leadership - Club Boards

Each Club has their own Board which oversees the activities of the Club. There are many possible volunteer roles on the Club Boards. For a full listing of all the roles, click here.

Leadership - BTC Board of Directors & Committee Chairs

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by the Strategic and Operational Committees. For more information about the role of Board Director, click here

Office Support

The Bruce Trail Conservancy relies on its dedicated office volunteers and our archivist. Both roles spend regular time in the Head Office helping with many different tasks. For more information about these roles, click here.