Current Volunteer Opportunities:
A volunteer is needed to develop a user friendly database of trails and footpaths of Ontario . This project can be completed from home and will not require travel. Ideal candidate has experience with database development, has a base knowledge of Ontario 's trail system, excellent oral communication skills and highly developed internet research skills.
Chairperson, Young Hikers Program Committee:
YHP Committee chair is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Young Hikers Committee and the Youth Advisory Council. The YHP is designed to engage more youth in hiking and walking as a way to explore nature, to get physically fit, and to learn leadership skills. Position is ideal for a student currently enrolled in a relative field (education, recreation etc.) or someone with experience in developing and implementing youth based programs. Commitment is flexible and is primarily home-based.
Public Education Committee Members:
Public Education Committee Members are responsible for the Hike Ontario website, e-newsletter, public promotion, marketing, coordinating our participation in public events and for the promotion of Ontario Hiking Week, Spring Hike Day, International Trails Day and other special events across the province. Commitment and responsibilities are flexible and primarily home-based.
Fundraising Committee Members:
Fundraising committee members are responsible for the implementation of a multi-faceted fundraising strategy that includes special events, direct mail campaign , corporate sponsorship and acquisition of project grants. Commitment is flexible and is primarily home-based.
Planning & Development Committee Members:
Risk Management committee members are dedicated to pursuing best practices, providing sound advice and proactively engaging in and encouraging safe practices and education on trail issues. The committee also identifies threats to the ongoing operation of hiking trail associations and hosts workshops and information sessions on risk management issues and liability insurance. Commitment is flexible and is primarily home-based.
Certification Committee Members:
Certification Committee members work together to build Hike Ontario as a trusted, valued and authoritative supplier of hiking and hiking related training programs and enable Hike Ontario to offer more courses to more people more widely across the province.
This means we're looking for people from all over the province, whether hikers or not, to:
Offer your expertise to projects aiming to improve and develop certification administration, promotion and courses
Join online meetings to stay current and add your voice
Actively support administration and promotion of courses locally to you
We're a team that works together to help everyone on the team perform better. Commitment is flexible but focused on timely projects and tasks and is primarily home-based except for instructors who would travel within their home region to deliver courses.
Compass 2020 Committee Members:
Our objective is to ensure that Hike Ontario continues to build its programs and services thereby providing our member clubs with the best support possible.
Our five strategic directions are to:
- Build a sustainable organization
- Create value for members and non-members alike
- Develop and deliver programs for all stakeholders
- Promote hiking and walking and pedestrian trails
- Develop effective organization and systems