Report Volunteer Hours Welcome to the new and improved volunteer hours online reporting form! Volunteer Hours Reporting Please note that the work categories have changed. Several categories have been added to help better define the work that is being done. Please do your best to record your hours in the category that best describes the work being performed. You will need to fill out a separate form for each time period (quarter) for which you are submitting hours. Please Note: Fields marked with a * are required. Volunteer InformationVolunteer/Membership NumberChapter*Choose OneAdams County ChapterAt-LargeAllegheny National Forest ChapterArrowhead ChapterChief Baw Beese ChapterBrule St. Croix ChapterButler ChapterChequamegon ChapterClarion ChapterChief Noonday ChapterCentral New York ChapterDakota Prairie ChapterGrand Traverse Hiking Club ChapterGreat Trail Sandy Beaver ChapterHarbor Springs ChapterHiawatha Shore to Shore ChapterHeritage ChapterItasca Moraine ChapterJordan Valley 45° ChapterKekekabic ChapterLaurentian Lakes ChapterMinnesota Waters & Prairie ChapterNorth Country Trail Hikers ChapterNi-Miikanaake ChapterOhio Valley ChapterPeter Wolfe ChapterSpirit of the Woods ChapterSheyenne River Valley ChapterSuperior Shoreline ChapterStar of the North ChapterWampum ChapterWestern Michigan ChapterAffiliate/Partner OrganizationAffiliate/Partner Organization*Choose OneBorder Route Trail Association (MN)Buckeye Trail Association (OH)Butler Outdoor Club (PA)Finger Lakes Trail Conference (NY)Friends of the Jordan River National Fish Hatchery (MI)Middlebury Area Land Trust (VT)NW Ohio Rails-to-Trails Association (OH)Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy (PA)Superior Hiking Trail Association (MN)OtherName* First Last Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email* The eMail Entered Above Belongs to the:* Volunteer Who Worked the Hours Person Who Is Reporting the Hours for that Volunteer Work InformationPlease enter the year and quarter in which the work was performed. You may also provide information on what was done and where it happened, but this is not required. Year Work Performed*Choose Year2017201620152014Quarter*Choose QuarterPeriod 1 (Jan-Mar)Period 2 (Apr-June)Period 3 (July-Sept)Period 4 (Oct-Dec)Work/Project Location*Choose OneNational Forest LandsState LandsOtherMultiple AgenciesWhich National Forest?*Choose OneFinger Lakes National ForestAllegheny National ForestWayne National ForestHuron-Manistee National ForestHiawatha National ForestOttawa National ForestChequamegon-Nicolet National ForestChippewa National ForestSheyenne National GrasslandIn which State?*Choose OneNorth DakotaMinnesotaWisconsinMichiganOhioPennsylvaniaNew YorkEnter Land Type (i.e. private, county park, unknown)*Work/Project NameUse this field to note that the work was for a particular project, i.e. 'Rural Schools Grant', 'Rovers Crew', 'Duck Lake Re-route', etc. You can also use this field to help you identify this report for your own records. For instance, if you prefer to report your hours monthly, you can use this field to note, 'June Hours' or the particular date the work was done.Hours Doing Administration WorkActivities include volunteers attending or participating in Board of Director meetings, committee meetings, trail chapter meetings, etc., and volunteers performing office work for partner organizations or agencies. Hours Doing General Resources WorkThis category includes GIS/GPS work by volunteers related to mapping activities, photo documentation of projects and activities, strategic planning, business planning, and special event planning. It also includes volunteer participation in trailway planning activities, work related to protecting the trail from potential impacts of public and private development and management activities (such as residential and commercial development, highways, land use changes, etc.), and work by volunteers related to all aspects of land protection (acquisition) for the trail.Hours Doing Natural Resources WorkVolunteer work related to the identification, management, and protection of natural resources. Activities include natural resource inventories (including but not limited to rare, threatened and endangered species inventories and wetland inventories); use of GIS/GPS in support of natural resource management; writing or assisting in the development of vegetative and other resource management plans; re-creating or restoring prairies and wetlands; exotic species removal; threatened/endangered species monitoring; data entry; research; site clean ups, including removal of trash dumps; and water testing.Hours Doing Cultural Resources WorkVolunteer work related to the identification, management, and protection of cultural resources. Activities include assisting archeologists in reconnaissance along the trail to identify and document cultural resources, and assisting in preparation of archeological reports. Activities may also include curation of artifacts, working with historic photo/digital photo archives, research, cataloging of cultural resources, maintaining library resources, artifact classification/cataloging, data entry, and use of GIS/GPS in support of cultural resource management.Hours Doing Interpretation and Outreach WorkActivities include volunteers leading guided walks and hikes, talks, and tours; providing shuttle service for trail users; promotion of the trail through press releases, news articles, participation in special events/conferences; development of brochures; preparation and production of maps and trail guides; exhibit/wayside development; interpretive planning; visitor center/info desk operations by volunteers; and living history events or re-enactments.Hours Doing Maintenance and Construction WorkAll volunteer work related to the design, layout, construction, and maintenance of the trail tread, its immediate environment, and related support facilities. This includes trail layout, flagging, clearing, blazing, signing, mowing and brushing, benching and other soil modification; construction and maintenance of bridges, boardwalks, puncheon, turnpike, and other tread structures; and construction and maintenance of kiosks, campsites, shelters, trailheads, parking lots, and other support facilities. It also includes carpentry work related to these activities, development of construction/design plans, landscaping and grounds maintenance related to these activities, and facility management.Hours Participating in Training ActivitiesThis would include training sessions relating to trail construction/maintenance, safety (including sawyer, first aid, and CPR training), equipment operation, and other subjects contributing to development of skills and knowledge pertaining to trail activities. This category also includes participation in Conference workshops.CommentsSpecial GroupsWe collect certain data for volunteer work done by youth organizations such as Scouts and SCA. Please complete the following section, if it pertains to the work being reported.Was the volunteer work done as a part of a youth organization, such as SCA or Scouts?ChooseYesNoGroup TypeBoy ScoutsGirl ScoutsStudent Conservation Association (SCA)AmericorpAre the hours entered a total for the entire group?YesNoNumber of AdultsNumber of YouthPhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.