People sometimes wonder how the Waskahegan Trail Association has managed to stay alive for 50 years.
Well, we haven’t been struggling for money. Casino funds, membership fees, and donations adequately cover our costs. But the hours and the brain power—that which comes entirely from volunteers? That’s where we struggle just like any organization.
For example, long-standing members can recall many times when we thought we would shut down because we couldn’t get people to join the board.
Why do we struggle? Because it’s hard for people to just raise their hands. Possibly, it’s humility—they don’t want to presume that their help would be wanted. Or they think that someone else wants it more.
But I believe that you want this organization to continue for at least another 50 years. In fact, you may have been willing to get involved from time to time—either on a little project or on something bigger. You just needed to know where the volunteer opportunities are.
That’s why the website now has a volunteer opportunities page.
On this page, you might find a task that matches your interests…or a task that will let you grow your skills in a friendly environment.
Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to give back to your community.
As new opportunities come up—whether it’s for a few hours or a bigger commitment—we’ll add them to the page.
Just don’t presume that we don’t need your help. If you have just an inkling of interest, we want to hear from you.