Fundraise for a great cause…earn sweet gear!

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Do you want to make an even bigger impact on trails beyond participating in a Volunteer Vacation?  Do you have friends and family that want to support your volunteer efforts but aren’t able to join you on a Volunteer Vacation?  Do you want to get your Volunteer Vacation fee comped and earn some sweet outdoor SWAG in the process?!

We are providing our dedicated trail stewards the opportunity to make an even bigger impact on trails beyond their week of service by fundraising for American Hiking Society.  We’ve set up a Team fundraising page on behalf of American Hiking Society and invite you to join us by setting up your own individual fundraising page. It’s easy to do and takes just 5-10 minutes.

In addition to more “boots-on-the-ground”, raising funds for Volunteer Vacations can earn you some really awesome gear to take on your next adventure.  We’ve curated an extensive list of some of the best outdoor gear and equipment in the industry to reward you for your fundraising efforts.Volunteer Vacations Reward Chart

Follow these 5 easy steps to help us in our mission to protect the places you love to hike:

1.    If you haven’t already, sign up for a  2017 Volunteer Vacation (full payment is due at time of registration).

2.   Visit the American Hiking Society Team page, HERE.Join this Team

3.   Click on “Join this Team” on the right sidebar to become an American Hiking Society team member.

4.  Set up your individual fundraising page.  Make sure to customize it to tell your story.  Brag a little!  You are spending a week of your free time giving back to trails on your upcoming Volunteer Vacation- you should be proud!  Tell your story about why you volunteer and what others’ support means to you.  Others might not understand why you volunteer and this is your opportunity to tell them- and get a little trail love in return!

5.  Spread the word.  Start promoting your individual fundraising page by sending emails, posting updates, and sharing on social media.  We know that many trail lovers and nature enthusiasts aren’t able to physically participate on a Volunteer Vacation, but would be happy to support you as you Get Out and Give Back!  Reach out to friends, co-workers, colleagues and family that could support your stewardship efforts.

*This fundraising opportunity will end on November 25, 2017.  Volunteers can raise funds and accept donations until 11/25/2017, even after completion of their Volunteer Vacation.  All prizes will be sent in December 2017.  All registration fees that are comped will be refunded in December 2017.