Evergreen Needs Your Help - Volunteer Today!
As a small nonprofit, we have very few paid employees. That means that much of the work we do is done by volunteers. We are always looking for people to help us out in a wide variety of capacities both in the office and on the trails. Some of our volunteer work is event based and some is ongoing.
If you work for a larger company like Microsoft or Starbucks, check with your HR Department for information on their volunteer hours matching program.
Here are just a few of the ways you can donate your time to Evergreen:
Give a Little Love to the Trails You Love to Ride... Volunteer on a Trail Work Party!
Last year, Evergreen donated 10,000+ volunteer hours to build and maintain a little more than 100 miles of trails statewide. If we all help on just ONE day a year we can easily donate 50,000+ hours to build and maintain trails in WA annually!!
We have trail work parties happening statewide almost every week. Everyone is welcome regardless of age, experience or fitness level. Bring your friends and family – and a willingness to get dirty – and we’ll supply the tools and know-how. Visit our Trail Work Party Calendar to find an upcoming work party near you. Or schedule a special work party for your group, employees or coworkers.
What can you expect on a trail work party?
To spend a few hours getting dirty in the woods with some fun folks. :-)
Every trail work party is different. Sometimes it's just trimming back the brush to make sure trails don't get overgrown. Sometimes it's moving rocks and dirt to create better drainage or build new trail. Other times it's cutting out downed trees. Or a combination of all this and more.
Rolling work parties are a combination of riding and trail work. Everyone carries a tool or two in their pack, and stops to do trail maintenance when and where it's needed most.
These are typically backcountry work parties and may include camping, shuttles, bbq's and more. Best of all you get to ride a cool trail and give a little back at the same time.
Regardless of the type of work party, you can always find an experienced Trail Crew Lead to show you the ropes and let you know what needs to be done that day.
What should I wear or bring to a work party?
- Long Pants
- Long Sleeves
- Sturdy Boots or Shoes
- Work Gloves (Gardening gloves w/ a good grip work well)
- Protective eyewear with clear lenses,
- Rain jacket
For Rolling Work Parties & Camp/Ride/Trail Work Events also bring:
- Your usual bike gear
- Tool kit
Plus your kids, your dog, and a great attitude!
No need to bring your own tools, unless you have a favorite. Please feel free to contact your crew leader with any questions.
Can my group, organization or employees come out?
Absolutely! We'd love to have you, and are happy to schedule a special work party for your group if there isn't one on the calendar that works for you.
Please contact the trail team - you can email the Trail Crew Lead for a particular work party from that calendar listing. Or contact the trail team.
Can't make it to a work party? Support our statewide trail work with a donation!
Your support helps pay for tools, material, supplies, Advocacy Action Alert mailings, snacks for work parties, and many other things.
Visit the donation page to show your support. Thanks!
Our Trail Work Efforts are supported by these fine organizations...
Graphic Design – Are you a professional graphic designer willing to devote a few hours of your time to making Evergreen look great? We regularly have posters, flyers, t-shirts and event graphic that need designing.
Office Support – While not as glamorous as some jobs, office and admin work are critical to our success as an organization. Whether it's data entry, phone calling, organizing or other admin work, it all keeps Evergreen running smooth. Often you can do the work from your own home.
Event Planning – Evergreen puts on events a variety of events throughout the year including our annual festival at Duthie, our winter party, volunteer and donor appreciation events, races, fundraisers and more.
Please contact us if you'd like to help out!