2014 Big Meadows CrewYour donation is tax deductible, We are a 501-C3 non profit corporation and try to use as much of your money as possible to advance the stewardship of our public lands.

Why Give?

Four major reasons to give.

  • Enable us to keep our trips FREE to all participants
  • Help us maintain the public’s access to their public lands
  • We involve people in stewardship of their public lands
  • Your donation covers our operating and trip costs 


MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew is supported by corporate donations, grants and private donations. We believe that volunteers should not have to pay to participate, which means we are covering the bill. One of our biggest challenge is paying for over head costs. We are very busy for six months of the year and are busy the rest of the year planning, obtaining grants and preparing for  the next year. While we are able to obtain grant monies for specific trips and projects the money usually is restricted from covering our operating costs throughout the year. The High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew is instrumental in maintaining and opening trails on our public lands. Due to budget and staffing cuts the public land agencies are now relying on volunteer organizations more than ever before to keep trail systems open. Your support helps High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew respond to threats to the existing trail systems on our public lands ensuring that they will remain open. We keep the idea and practice of Stewardship of our public lands alive and well, starting with young people on through retirees. Help keep us going, donate today!

How to Give:

(Personal Giving): We have a number of options available to you. Yearly membership, a one time donation, you can give in kind, adopt a trail, sponsor a trip, or take advantage of a matching gift if available. you can donate online or through the mail.

Big Meadows BC 07-13(Business and Corporate giving): Your business should support a great mission and cause, they don’t come better than The High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew. We have various options available, including Trip Sponsorship, matching and web page recognition

(Foundation giving): We welcome foundation grants and offer a number of options for your foundation to donate funds.