Ways to Get Involved
Volunteer With Us
A community of volunteers have been the driving force behind the Bruce Trail for over 60 years. Today, more than 1,400 volunteers donate their time and talents to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its nine Bruce Trail Clubs. Without this remarkable year-round support, the Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Bruce Trail would not be what it is today. They strive to keep it going today, and they’re looking for you to join them as the next generation of volunteers.
Why Become a Volunteer with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its Bruce Trail Clubs?
Volunteering with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its Bruce Trail Clubs is a way to give back to the community helping to conserve and care for the Niagara Escarpment – home of the Bruce Trail. You’ll help secure the Bruce Trail, share and learn skills, be a part of a team, and develop lasting friendships.
There are roles for people outdoors and inside, for people who love manual labor and those who are excellent organizers. Whether you’ve had years of experience or you’re brand new to volunteering, we look forward to helping you have the experience of a lifetime on the Trail of a lifetime.
I enjoy being able to hike or work with like-minded people. I get to connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds, learn new skills and knowledge, and share my experiences. I moved to Canada in 2009 and more than half of my friend circle and some best friends were made through volunteering! I also feel a sense of accomplishment seeing my volunteering efforts make a difference.
“I enjoy being able to hike or work with like-minded people. I get to connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds, learn new skills and knowledge, and share my experiences. I moved to Canada in 2009 and more than half of my friend circle and some best friends were made through volunteering! I also feel a sense of accomplishment seeing my volunteering efforts make a difference.“
Bruce Trail Clubs
Volunteer Roles and Descriptions
Bruce Trail Clubs
Bruce Trail Conservancy
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Bruce Trail, and there are many opportunities to get involved.
Thank you for your interest in giving back to the Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Bruce Trail through volunteering.
If you are interested in any of these positions
Volunteers are the soul of the Bruce Trail, and we appreciate all of their efforts! Extraordinary people put in thousands of hours of volunteer work every year to manage and promote the Bruce Trail in an effort to keep it open and in good repair.
Annual Meeting Hiking Awards:
To nominate a volunteer, follow the button to complete the form. We appreciate all submissions, but we cannot guarantee that all volunteers will be profiled.
Whether you’re experienced or new to volunteering with the Bruce Trail Conservancy or one of its Bruce Trail Clubs, we have resources to inspire and inform you about your role.
A Note for Trail Maintenance and Land Steward Volunteers on Fall Reports
The Trail Status Report Form and the Annual Monitoring Form are not currently available on BTC website.
Please connect with your Trail Director or Land Stewardship Director for instructions and links to the forms to be used for your fall 2022 reports.
We are seeking passionate individuals, ages 18-25, who are interested in trails and conservation, to join our first Bruce Trail Conservancy Youth Council and share their skills and voice in support of preserving a ribbon of wilderness.
Why Join the Bruce Trail Conservancy Youth Council?
- Connect with other youth to discuss relevant environmental issues
- Provide advice to the Bruce Trail Conservancy on ways to further engage youth in meaningful ways
- Participate in online and in-person events centered around environmental education, hiking, and professional development
- Learn about and help develop opportunities for youth volunteering along the Bruce Trail
- Get relevant, timely volunteer experience in an environmental, non-profit setting
- Support the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s mission to preserve a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever
Two Ways to be Involved
Join as a general member at any point to be involved in monthly Zoom meetings, attend virtual and in-person events, and share your voice. If you are interested in taking on more of a leadership role, applications to join the Executive Committee will open again in Fall 2022.
If you are under 18 years of age, please review our Minors Volunteering Policy with your parent or guardian.
For more information about the volunteer program
iNaturalist Bruce Trail Conservancy Volunteer Project
Collect important biodiversity data as you hike the Bruce Trail
We’re looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help us better understand the biodiversity along the Bruce Trail. Whether you are a trained botanist, mycologist or ornithologist, or just interested in learning more about the different species calling the Bruce Trail home, the Bruce Trail Conservancy can use your help. Using the free powerful online tool iNaturalist, you can collect much needed data while you are out hiking the Bruce Trail.
Is your company looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? Look no further than the Bruce Trail.
Corporate volunteering provides an opportunity to support your local community, do some team building, and boost morale amongst your staff. Come join us for some fresh air, hiking and some hard work giving back to the Bruce Trail Conservancy!
A typical corporate volunteering event includes:
- A staff guide from the Bruce Trail Conservancy to lead the day and the activity
- An interpretive hike along the local section of Bruce Trail
- An opportunity to give back through a rehabilitation activity that may include a trail clean-up, invasive species removal, planting, or another activity as per the needs of the land
Sign up to be notified when we are ready to start booking by completing the form here.
For more information or to get started planning your corporate event with the Bruce Trail Conservancy, please get in touch.