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We’d love to have your help to make a lasting difference in our community! The Carolina Thread Trail works in partnership with its lead agency, Catawba Lands Conservancy, to create trails and greenways, and connect people to the outdoors, natural areas and regional destinations via the Thread Trail.

We need people like you with a wide variety of skills and interests to volunteer to make our communities healthier places to work, play and explore! We’re looking for people who can help with trail construction and maintenance, community events, special event support, monitor conserved areas, invasive plant removal and more!

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Volunteer Information and Inquires


Trail Masters Course and Volunteer Program

Trail-Master-Logo-Cropped-300x238Interested in advancing the Thread Trail by building and maintaining natural surface trails throughout the region?
Our Trail Masters course certifies community volunteers and industry professionals in the latest sustainable trail design, construction and maintenance techniques while utilizing community volunteers. Volunteer Trail Masters serve as crew leaders during our volunteer workdays, commit 40 hours of volunteer service to the Thread Trail annually for three years, and play a vital role in establishing trails throughout our communities. This course is free to volunteers and offered to our implementation partners at a nominal fee. For more information about the Trail Masters course and volunteer program, click here.

Thread Trail Ambassador Program

Want to help get the word out about all the great opportunities Carolina Thread Trail and Catawba Lands Conservancy have to offer?
Thread Trail ambassadors help spread the word about the Thread Trail and Catawba Lands Conservancy by educating the public about who we are, what we do and how community members can get involved. After attending a one-day training session, Ambassadors volunteer at CTT and CLC outreach events as well as assist with outdoor programs we host for the public and for our members. Have questions? Interested in becoming a Thread Trail Ambassador? Come to the March 22 training, information here! Or contact Vanessa Covington, Engagement and Volunteer Manager.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, anthropologist