Get Involved . . .

If you're interested in taking your involvement with trails and the outdoors beyond hiking, you've come to the right place.

Your help, together with that of other volunteers, will enable the association to maintain and improve the trail for future generations. The Buckeye Trail has been recognized as vital, since its path was chosen for both the North Country National Scenic Trail and the American Discovery Trail. The BT is also Ohio's Millennium Legacy Trail, and the BTA is an important member of the Ohio Trails Partnership. Your dues and contributions may be tax deductible.

Become a Member

Your membership dollars are an amazing part of the Buckeye Trail's story. By becoming a member of the Buckeye Trail Association, you're giving your vote of support for this valuable project, as well as helping us provide our volunteers with the resources needed to get the job done.

To find out more about becoming a member, renewing your membership or giving a gift membership, click here.

Click here to view or download a copy of our Membership Brochure.


Register as a Volunteer Today! Click here!

Registering does not commit you to any project or role within the BTA; it simply allows us to notify you when opportunities arise.

Trail Stewardship

Protecting and creating trail is a huge job for the BTA. Are you an avid outdoorsman or woman, do you enjoy hiking, backpacking, and getting dirty on the weekends? A volunteer position in our trail stewardship program may be what you need ! Clink the link above to find opportunities within The BTA.

  • Adopt a Trail
  • Trail Work Crew
  • Ridge Runner - Backpacking/Hiking/Camping
  • Trail Crew - Clearing Brush/Yard Work, Construction/Carpentry, Tool Maintenance, Trail Building, Trail Crew Leader, Trail Maintenance, Trail Rockwork, Cooking/Preparing Food for Groups
  • GPS Data Gathering
  • Monitoring - Trail Corridor
  • Shelter/Camping Facilities Maintenance

Outreach and Events

Some people are naturals at planning and public speaking and The BTA needs them! We have lots of opportunities for naturalists, public speakers, educators, and persons interested in social media. Clink the link above for more info on these volunteer positions! For more information click here.

  • Program Development
  • Leading hikes
  • Planning/attending outreach events
  • Public speaking
  • Publicity - media releases/displays
  • Training/Leading workshops
  • Working with Youth/Schools
  • Social Media

Professional Services

Not everyone’s cup of tea is camping and working outdoors. If this is you, don’t worry, we have you covered. The BTA is in need of all types of professionals to help us with the operations of the organization. Whether you are good with numbers or have a passion for Ohio history, we need your help! Clink the link above to view these opportunities. For more information click here.

  • Accounting/budgeting
  • Advocacy
  • Artistic/Graphic Design/Photography
  • Board/Committee Member
    • Liaison to NCTA
    • State Trail Coordinator
    • BTA Historian
    • Library Patron Program Coordinator
    • Sales Representative
    • Scout Liaison
  • Computers - Data Entry/General Competence
  • Computers - IT/Hardware
  • Computers - Database Design
  • Fundraising
  • Legal Services
  • Marketing
  • Newsletter
  • Office/Clerical

Click here to view or download a copy of our Volunteer Brochure.

Click here to view or fill out our Volunteer online application.

Donate to Support the Trail

Four major funds exist to support various functions of the Buckeye Trail Association. Contributions to any of the funds are always welcomed and appreciated. To see a description of the funds and to donate click here.

Click here to view or download a copy of our BTA Funds Brochure.

Become a “Library Patron”

Libraries today have very limited budgets to acquire new material. The Buckeye Trail Association also has a limited budget. So we are asking you to sponsor your local library (and others if you wish) as a Buckeye Trail Library Patron. Click here for more information.