Often I hear the words, I paid for my permit why should I volunteer as well?
Most who have volunteered quickly learn that the reason we have a $270 permit is because of all the volunteers that work countless hours to insure we have a fantastic trail system in our province. In fact the $270, does not cover the costs with all the volunteer hours but thanks to the funds from the Provincial Government the annual costs are just covered.
But back to why should I volunteer, snowmobilers are a group that will give and help anyone. Have you ever stopped on the side of a trail and had every sled stop and make sure everything is OK before they go by? Well if you do need help they are all there to help. This goes further, not to just on the trail, as a few examples, I was installing a hardwood floor and without being asked, Mike shows up, with tools, and says do you need a hand? Wow now where else do you meet people like that? Many of us have been stuck, sometimes in the mud, but when a call goes out, these same volunteers, make sure the equipment that is needed, is there, and drop everything from Grocery shopping to Christmas dinner to help out.
Orangeville and District is very lucky to have a core group of over 20 volunteers, who are willing to help anyone who appreciates the sport we all love.
We do not have a clique, everyone’s welcome, and their thoughts listened to, and the group steers the ship. We all have fun, and any tongue and cheek comments are meant to instill laughter as we all truly care for and support each other.
Recently we have seen more couples and family’s involved, and the the ages range from 16 to 70 but yet we all work as one unit.
Everyone is welcome to come out to any meeting, and observe then step up and volunteer, I can tell you that you will get back much more than you put in!