RCATV, like many not-for-profit community organizations relies on the passion and commitment of volunteers. Here are some of the ways you can help put your time and skills back into the trails and trail tourism of Renfrew County.
- Officer, Director or Alternate Director on the Board of Directors
- Committee Chairs
- Member of a committee or team
- Trail and event volunteers
To express interest in any of the positions below, please download and review the related board application and email us. RCATV receives interim-director and alternate director nominations throughout the year.
Elections for Directors will take place at the Annual General Meeting. Elections for Committee Chairs and Executive will be done at the first Board Meeting following the AGM.
Executive Officers are spokespersons for RCATV, have financial signing authority, and represent the Board and members in between Board Meetings. They will deal with the RCATV executive, directors, general members, business and municipal leaders and members of the public. Executives are nominated from the existing Board of Directors at the first Board meeting following the annual general meeting. With some exceptions, you must be an existing or former Director on the Board to be nominated into an Executive position. View the application form here.
Vacant Positions for 2022:
- Chief Administrator: Provides executive administrative to the Board and Directors and oversight of casual/student staff.
- President and 2nd Vice President: Available for election in the 2022 annual General Meeting
The Director-at-Large is a Director on the Board who is not representing a specific geographic area. Our Directors-at-Large often express interest in Chair positions for our various committees and support other Directors and portfolios. Our by-laws allow for up to 4 Directors-at-Large.
Vacant Positions available for Interim-Director:
1 available Director-at-Large position. Download the Board Application for RCATV Succession Planning – Directors
Represent their region and are a primary point of contact for riders and visitors, local business and municipal councils for their area. Area Directors maintain a relationship with local businesses, municipal trails or recreation staff and committees, work with the Trails and Trail Maintenance Coordinators to address trail needs, engage local volunteers and members and review the trail needs of their areas, support and promote RCATV events in their area and are a member of the Trails Committee. An ideal candidate would have a high interest in the trail system in their area, be an ambassador for RCATV in their area, be available 12-15 hours / month, especially during the ATV season. Alternate Directors work with the Area Director as a “second-in-command” to support with riders, trail system and stands in as the Director during absences.
Vacant Positions available for Interim-Director and Alternate Director:
Directors: North Algona Wilberforce (Pakkotinna Trail System), South Algonquin (Logger’s Loop Trail System), Whitewater Region
Alternate Directors: Arnprior, Greater Madawaska, Petawawa, Madawaska Valley, South Algonquin, North Algona Wilberforce, Bonnechere Valley
Download the Board Application for RCATV Succession Planning – Directors
The Committee work is the muscle of the club and helps ensure the Board is effective at getting the work done to sustain trails, have successful events, ensure riders get their permits and are well informed. Riders can participate as a Committee Chair (often filled by a Director/Executive but not necessary) or on a committee as a contributing member. Committee Chairs are elected into the position following the AGM and throughout the year.
- Events Planning Coordinator: Chairs a committee, with the support of Area Directors for the planning of our annual events. Board Application form RCATV Succession Planning – Coordinators
- Trails Development Manager: Co-Chairs the trails team and works with Area Directors to maintain the trail inventory, mapping services and new trail development. Board Application form RCATV Succession Planning – Trail Managers
- Trails Maintenance Manager: Co-Chairs the trails team and works with Area Directors to support trail maintenance and advise the board for trail hazards. Board Application form RCATV Succession Planning – Trail Managers
- Chief Trail Warden: Develops and maintains the trail patrol and safety programs.
- Communications Coordinator: Chairs a committee to look for opportunities to bring a positive message about the trails and mandate of RCATV including social media, trade shows, blogging, website. Board Application form RCATV Succession Planning – Coordinators
- Volunteer Management Coordinator: Works with Directors and the Board to support volunteer recruitment and appreciation. Board Application form RCATV Succession Planning – Coordinators
Vacant Chair positions:
- Events Planning Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator