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Wilderness Volunteers WV Charity Profile
Wilderness Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in 1997 to organize and promote volunteer service to America's wild lands. We work with public land agencies including the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
In the year 2008 we are offering a selection of trips with a variety of service projects, all trips cost $259. All food including snacks is provided. We don't charge the agencies for our work, but they supply tools and supervision for the projects. Participants provide their own camping gear (a list specific to each trip will be mailed with registration confirmation), a sense of adventure, and a willingness to contribute time and energy to worthy projects.
It's incredible how much work a group of hearty volunteers can do in a week's time! All trips are led by volunteer leaders. Trips are one week long and are limited to 12 or fewer participants. Meals are included in the trip price. Participants share camp chores. Most trips include extra time to explore and enjoy the area in which they are based. Wilderness Volunteers teaches and follows Leave No Trace outdoor living skills and ethics.
Wilderness Volunteers WV Volunteer Information
Whatever your level of experience, if you are physically fit and healthy, one of our trips should be right for you. The minimum age to participate is 18.
Wilderness Volunteers WV Donation Information
Wilderness Volunteers is not a membership organization. We don't want to spend time and money maintaining the membership base (i.e. sending you annual pleas for money); we don't want to raise money simply for money's sake. We are all aware of organizations that seem to spend a fortune to get folks to part with their money. We do not sell our participant or mailing lists, nor have we taken any advertising for our website or publications. We haven't hired professional fundraisers to solicit money in a glitzy, eye-catching way. We want to run our program in a simple, down-sized way. We promise you that we will continue to run the program in a thoughtful, budget-conscious way.
Wilderness Volunteersdepends upon donations to make up the difference between the trip fee and the actual cost of running the program.