Histio Hike Shenandoah is right around the corner. As you can imagine, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to organize the event, and more work will need to be done once we arrive. One way we can make our sense of community even stronger is by working together, side by side, to make sure everything runs smoothly the entire weekend.
There are many ways you can get involved, and several of them are great ways for non-hikers to participate.
If you are interested in helping in any of the following areas, contact the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-589-6606.
Help spread the word around your town and community! Send the Hike website to your friends and family. Post it on your social media. Hang flyers around your town. Get the word out!
The Hiker Sign Out Assistants will sign out hikers for all of the departure times. Hikers leave every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 AM and the last group departs at 10:30 AM.
The Hiker Sign In Assistants will be responsible for making sure all hikers return and sign back in after they arrive. Hikers should return between 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Please note: Assignment will conclude when last hiker is accounted for.
Registration Assistants will be responsible for staffing the registration table to register hikers and families as they arrive. Responsibilities include checking people in, verifying donations, handing out registration packet, going over the schedule and logistics, signing hikers up for their departure time and ensuring that hikers sign the waiver form.
Hike Guide Volunteers will be responsible for "leading" a hiking group. One guide will be assigned to each group. Hike Guides should be familiar with the trails and be knowledgeable of all turns and changes in the trails in order to effectively lead the group. Hike Guides act as a back up to posted signs and/or trail guides along each trail to ensure that no hiker gets lost. Guides will be provided with walkie-talkies to communicate with other Guides and Sweepers.
Posted to sections of the trail the sweepers will monitor trail and hiker needs, guide hikers, provide logistics and other needs to hikers, "push" from the back on schedule to ensure finishing and arrival times, help ensure hike event is steward of the trail and park. Sweepers will be provided with walkie-talkies to communicate with other Sweepers and Guides.
Posted on the trail and/or at the events to take group and event photos. Coordinate photo uploads and presentation at the Closing Ceremony. Help with development of post event flyer and/or website site photos. We'll need a couple photographers - some on the hike and some at the events. You may also simply agree to provide a copy of your photos to the Hike organizers for inclusion in slideshows and other materials.