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Wachusett Greenways Volunteers

Find Your Niche! You are invited to help connect our community as
we care for the Mass Central Rail Trail. Join a parade of amazing
volunteers who have helped grow the MCRT and share this treasured
trail since 1995. There is a place for everyone to serve. Contact us or
call Colleen Abrams 508-479-2123 or 508-829-3954.

Trail Clearing and Maintenance. Maintain the Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT). Clear brush, clean drainage ditches, mow shoulders, remove leaves. Lumberjacks also wanted.  Volunteers sign on for clearing to fit your schedule and choice of activity.  Contact us 

Trail Patrollers. Select your favorite trail section and help keep it in great shape by picking up branches and litter, clearing drainage, reporting downed trees or trail issues and sharing other maintenance.  Send us a message.

Mass Central Rail Trail Construction Team. Help design and manage the development of the MCRT. Engineers, surveyors, construction planning, mapping. We need both skilled professionals and those with a pair of willing hands. Send us a message.

Mailing Team. This steadfast band conducts newsletter and membership mailing and shares good fellowship. Contact S. Jane Arntz at 508-829-7396, Colleen Abrams at 508-829-3954, or send us a message.

 Hospitality. Be a Wachusett Greenways ambassador. The hospitality team welcomes trail visitors, shares Greenways maps, counts trail visitors and invites new members and volunteers. Send us a message.

 Grant Writing. Write grants to share your vision for a complete 30 miles of the MCRT. Government and regional foundation funding, along with WG match, are the source for each new mile of the trail.  Send us a message.

Communications.  Connect WG with our supporters and trail visitors, and reach out to new trail users and friends.  Share your creative communication or photography skills through our WG website, Facebook, Instagram, e-news, trailside kiosk messages and more.  We have a story to tell! Contact us   

Map & Guide Bring your love for trail maps to help produce much-needed new maps of the Mass Central Rail Trail between Barre and Sterling. Or turn your attention to updating the Wachusett Greenways Guide from our 2012 first edition.  Send us a message.

Event Leaders. Lead a walk or bike ride to your favorite spot on the trail. Share your love of wildflowers, birds, trees or history. Canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and bicycling leaders are also prized.  Contact us

 Other volunteer opportunities:

  • Coordinate trail projects with other volunteer groups and individuals.
  • Sign installers, carpenters
  • Other ways to help?
  • Great fund raising ideas?

Ready to volunteer? Please contact Colleen Abrams at 508-4792123, or send us a message to learn more.