GET INVOLVED: Volunteer!

Trail Maintenance

Immediate Openings are available for the following positions:

ACTIVITY LEADERS – Helps fulfill the mission of the FTA by planning and leading activities through which others, both members and the public, will be able to learn the skills and knowledge which will help them enjoy and appreciate the natural world that surrounds them, and by instilling in them the desire to preserve it.

TRAILMASTERS – Responsible to Section Leader for the detailed development and/or maintenance of a segment of the FTA trail. Schedules and leads trail maintenance activities on a periodic basis to ensure good conditions of the trail all year. We currently only have a few trailmasters in more than 70 miles of trail. Can you volunteer for one (1) mile? No experience is necessary.  All tools and training will be provided, even transportation, if needed.

TRAIL MAINTAINERS – Participates in the regular maintenance hikes performed by the Chapter Trails Coordinator, Section Leaders and Trailmasters.

RAFFLE COORDINATOR(S) – Raffles are held each month to help offset some of the expenses associated with renting the facility for our monthly meetings and purchasing needed items for trail maintenance. We need a volunteer or two to coordinate obtaining donations from local businesses and selling raffle tickets during the monthly meetings. Interested or have questions/ideas? Contact Dawn Griffin, Chapter Vice Chairperson at 509-6103

Exploratory Committee Volunteers Needed for IDIDAHIKE 2021 – The Ididahike is an annual event and fundraiser for the Florida Trail Association designed to showcase the wonderful treasure in their backyard – the Florida National Scenic Trail. The event is usually held in the winter months and is organized by one of the state FTA chapters. In March (IDIDAHIKE’s 10th anniversary), several chapter members attended the event held outside Live Oak and hiked (the longest hike being 11 miles) along the scenic Suwannee River. It’s a one day event with multiple distance hikes (ex 3, 6, 10 miles) on the FNST. The Apalachee Chapter is interested in hosting the event in 2021- but before we make a final decision, an exploratory committee is being organized now to see if it’s possible for our area. There is a lot that goes into hosting this public event and volunteers are crucial to its success. If interested in being part of this committee (which will meet several times over the summer months), please contact Dawn Griffin at

OTHER WAYS TO HELP–Click here for a list

INTERESTED?–Contact the Chapter Chair: Elwood McElhaney @

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  1. Marta Canfield

    I want to get involved in volunteering .

    1. Apalachee Chapter of the FTA (Post author)

      Hi Marta,
      Our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you. Her name is Dawn Brown. I have forwarded your email address to her.

      ~Apalachee Chapter Florida Trail Association


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