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JOIN US!

The Renfrew County ATV Club is run exclusively by volunteers who dedicate their time maintaining and expanding our trails to ensure you have a memorable riding experiance. We would love to have you join our volunteer team and are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people who like to ride and to spend some time with like-minded individuals. Whatever your time availability, likes or experiences are, we are sure there is some position you would enjoy as part of Team RCATV! An email to your local Director or the Volunteer & Membership Director and "bam!" you're on your way to being an RCATV Volunteer! Welcome aboard! membership@renfrewcountyatv.ca

2019 Executive Office Positions open for election

Executive Officer positions are elected from the Board of Directors following the Annual General Meeting.  Anyone interested in an executive position must first be an elected Director of the Board at the time of officer elections. 

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary

2019 Director Positions open for election March 30, 2019

Director & Communications Coordinator

Being able to get the word out about RCATV, our strong vision and mandate is important.  Riders want to know what is new and what to expect, communities want to know our values. The Communications Coordinator chairs a committee of volunteers who collectively address social media, website, trail tourism, and support events and trails.  An ideal candidate would:

  • have the time and ability to chair the communications committee 
  • have some organization aptitudes
  • have experience/interest in social media, websites, graphic design, media, presentations, writing.
  • have passion and energy for trails and trail tourism
  • be a member of the Board of Directors and believe in the vision of RCATV

Director & Chief Trail Warden

The Trail Warden program promotes rider safety and trail access through education, awareness and trail use compliance and is a positive trail ambassador for RCATV Club and EOTA. The Chief Trail Warden provides insight and direction on the Trail Patrol Program including recruiting and selection, safety training for trail patrol members and is an advocate for rider safey on the trails.

An ideal candidate would: 

  • have experience in a related safety field 
  • have time and ability to chair the Trail Wardens & Safety Committee
  • work with the committee to develop trail patrol training 
  • liaison with police, and other emergency services personnel
  • coordinate trail patrol visibility and safety stops
  • be a member of the Board of Directors and believe in the vision of RCATV

Area Directors

As members of the Board, Area Directors represent their region within Renfrew County and are a key point of contact for ATV visitors, local ATV enthusiasts, local business and municipal councils for their area.  They engage local volunteers and members and review the trail needs of their areas. An ideal candidate would:

  • have a high interest in the trail system in their area
  • encourage and engage local volunteers, welcome new members and be a local ambassador  
  • inform the Trails Coordinator and Trail Maintenance Coordinator of development and trail needs
  • maintain a relationship with local businesses, municipal trails or recreation staff and committees
  • support and promote RCATV events in their area
  • be a member of the Trails Committee
  • be a member of the Board of Directors and believe in the vision of RCATV

Directors will be elected for the following areas:

  • Killaloe Hagarty Richards
  • Madawaska Valley
  • South Algonquin
  • Pembroke
  • Bonnechere Valley
  • Laurentian Hills

STUDENTS

Looking for volunteers hours and prefer the outdoors? Let's team up; we need help on our trails, be out on the trails get your hours and support the trail system!! email membership@renfrewcountyatv.ca

Here are the types of duties we look to our volunteers for:

  • trail maintenance and signing
  • grant application writing  
  • event planning committee volunteers (admin, BBQ support, greeting at events, planning and followup, getting posters out, etc.)
  • membership committee volunteers (admin, selling passes, recruiting initiatives, volunteer appreciation, etc.)
  • media planning committee volunteers (website updates, graphic work, newspaper articles, event submissions on facebook, outreach like Showcase and other tourism and recreation tradeshows)
  • trail patrol members

TRAILS TEAM

Interested in Trail Maintenance? Watch our Facebook Page for inpromptu maintenance and signing days in each area, join our closed virtual Trail Maintenance Committee and Discussion Room on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RCATVClub/app/141428856257/ or contact the local Area Director so they can keep you up to date.  Every time you are on the trail, identify yourself as a volunteer with RCATV and help be an ambassador for the club and the trail.

If you are heading out on your own to do trail maintenance here is what we suggest:

  1. Don't go alone!  There is safety in numbers and trail maintenance has its risks. Let us know and we will post on Facebook if you are looking for others to join you.
  2. Consider taking: chain saw, hatchet or limber, garbage bag, shovel, hazard marking tape, drill and screws.
  3. We can provide: area signs, gps tracks, a volunteer vest, RCATV maps
  4. Provide feedback: trail maintenance reports can be completed and sent in, send photos, let us know how many hours for tracking purposes.  
  5. visit our trail maintenance page for more details

WORKING COMMITTEES

We have a significant amount of work being done behind the scenes by working committees of Directors, volunteers, members and community or business partners.  If any of these are of interest, contact the Committee Chair.  Your commitment can be flexible with meetings done face-to-face, micro-missions or sub-committees, tele-conference, email and Facebook Room discussions.

Working Committees Chairperson
Executive Committee Teresa Hebb
Trails Maintenance & Development Committee Interim - Teresa Hebb
Events Planning Committee Wendy Biernaskie
Media & Communications Committee Interim - Teresa Hebb
Special Project Leads
Invasive Species & Clean Bike Protocol Greg Tatton