Help Wanted!

As you may know, an organization like the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) relies greatly on the efforts of volunteers. As such, the Bruce Trail Clubs are always in need of volunteers!

Currently, we have a number of opportunities that might be of interest to BTC members.


#1 Secretary

We are looking for someone with good organizational and comprehension skills to join the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club (CHBTC) Executive as its Secretary. The main responsibilities of this position are:

  • Recording minutes at all Club and Board meetings
  • Arranging locations and ensuring proper bookings of facilities for Club meetings and events
  • Being responsible for collecting the club mail from the post office box

If you are interested, or would like to see a full role description, please contact CHBTC President Bob Ferguson at

#2 Earth Day Event support

We need volunteers to help out in a variety of ways with CHBTC’s Earth Day Event on April 22nd. In particular, we are looking for cookie bakers!

If you’re interested in helping out at our Earth Day event, please contact event lead Jean Kerins at

If you’d like to make cookies for our Earth Day event, please contact Social Convenor Jackie Clark at

#3 Fundraising Event Co-ordinator

We are looking for someone to work with CHBTC’s Fundraising Director to help plan and co-ordinate fundraising events. Examples of past fundraising events the Club has put on include the Fall Colours Train Excursion and the Theatre Orangeville event.

If you’re energetic, have a knack for planning events, and would like to take on this role, please contact CHBTC Fundraising Director Janice McClelland at

#4 Trail Captains

Are you up for a challenge and the chance to care for a beautiful piece of the Bruce Trail as your own?  The Sydenham Bruce Trail Club, which is located in the Owen Sound area, is looking for trail captains. A trail captain maintains the Bruce Trail and side trails in their designated section.

Having a small membership, volunteers in the Sydenham Club are a bit stretched, which is why we are appealing to CHBTC members.

Trail captains are requested, at a minimum, to visit their section twice a year, spring and fall, and prepare an inspection report. Taking loppers on your inspection trip, you can prune brush to keep the treadway clear and blazes visible.  If necessary, repainting the blazes is also a trail captain task.  Tools and supplies, as well as support and advice for larger projects will be readily available from the club.

If you’d like to get to know part of the Sydenham section in this way, please contact BTC Trail Director Ron Savage at


Interested in exploring other volunteer roles with the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its clubs? Take a look at the BTC’s Volunteer webpage.


Includes content provided by Joan Richard.

Photo Credits:  Christine Elliott, Jean Kerins, Joan Richard

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