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Join our crew and volunteer with the Florida Trail Association. Our Volunteer Work Parties are a fun and unique way for you to connect with Florida’s wildlands. Join our community of trail maintainers! Please complete a Volunteer Profile to complete your project registration!

SEPTEMBER:

23-25 – 4th Annual Trail Skills Training – FULL/CLOSED (Join Us Next Year!)

OCTOBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

NOVEMBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

DECEMBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

JANUARY:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

FEBRUARY:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

MARCH:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

APRIL:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

SEPTEMBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

OCTOBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

NOVEMBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

DECEMBER:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

JANUARY:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

FEBRUARY:
Framing Our Community, Open Opportunities

MARCH:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

APRIL:
No volunteer events currently scheduled

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This list is a not a comprehensive pack list. Please use this list to help plan for your event.

BACKPACK:
One large backpack for all your personal items
One day pack, large enough to carry water, food, rain gear and other personal items
Pack cover (rain gear)

SLEEP/CAMP:
Tent (Rain Fly) and Footprint (if desired for tent)
Pillow
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad or Inflatable Mattress
Foldable Camp Chair
Ear Plugs
Eye Shades

EAT:
Bring a Cup, a Bowl and Eating Utensils

CLOTHES:
Wicking T-shirts (synthetic or wool)
Wicking Underwear
Quick-Drying Pants and Shorts
Sturdy Work Pants
Long-Sleeve Shirts (for sun, bugs)
Socks (synthetic or wool)
Bandana or BuffWarm
Insulating Layers (Night) – Puffy Jacket, Vest, Pants and Hat

SHOES:
One pair of Hiking Boots (required)*
One pair of camp shoes (closed-toed)

*Note: Hiking boots can be either trail runners or traditional hiking boots (ankle-support preferred). No tennis shoes or sandals.

LIGHT/FIRE:
Headlamp and/or small backpacking flashlight
Small lighter in waterproof container or plastic bag.

WATER:*
Two (2) 32-ounce canteens or water bottles
OR One (1) 100-ounce hydration bladder bag (preferred)

*Note: Each person should be drinking at least 3-liters of water a day.This is your personal responsibility.

SUN PROTECTION:
Sunscreen, lip balm, sun glasses, base-ball hat or other sun-shielding hat

INSECTS:
DEET-based Bug Spray (recommended)
Head net

TOILETRIES:
Bathroom Essentials (camp soap, shaving kit, etc.), Toilette Paper, Wash Cloth and Pack Towel

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS:
Any Prescription Medications or Over-the-Counter Medications (seasonal allergies, pain relievers (Ibuprofen for inflammation/pain), etc.)

CELL PHONES:
Cell phone and charger to contact us, prior to the trip.

SAFETY:
Safety Whistle

BEYOND THE BASICS:
Trekking Poles
Energy Food (Bars, Gels, Chews, Trail Mix)
Energy Beverage or Drink Mixes
Packable Lantern
Notebook and Pen
Book (for camp!)
Camera and Memory Cards

At Staff-led Volunteer Work Parties we’ll provide gear and services.

CREW:
Experienced Crew Leaders
Select events are staffed by FTA Regional Representatives and Technical Advisors

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT(PPE):
Hard Hat
Safety Glasses
Ear Protection
Gloves

TRAIL TOOLS:
Mechanized Equipment (Mowers, Brush Cutters, Chainsaws, etc.)
Hand Tools (Loppers, Hand Saws, Etc.)

FOOD:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Kitchen Essentials (Pots, Pans, Knives, Etc.)
Sanitary Stations (Bins, Soap, Water, Etc.)

POTABLE WATER SOURCES:
Water

POWER SOURCES:
Power available at select events

RESTROOM FACILITIES:
Most events are hosted in front-country campgrounds with full restroom facilities

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Thanks for volunteering with the Florida Trail Association. Your service allows millions to experience the unique wildlands in Florida!