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Wilderness Volunteers is a national nonprofit putting volunteers in the field to work on projects in cooperation with public land agencies including the National Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and US Fish & Wildlife Service. The work on these projects would likely not get done without volunteer labor; there is a tremendous backlog of delayed maintenance in these agencies ranging from trail maintenance, campsite restoration, invasive weed removal and habitat restoration. In 2012, we completed 50 week-long projects across the country giving volunteers the opportunity to participate in the stewardship of these wild places. One reporter called the trips “fantasy camps for folks who always wanted to be a park ranger but found themselves working indoors 50 weeks a year.” We teach Leave No Trace backcountry skills on all the projects.

Last year, Wilderness Volunteers contributed 20,976 volunteer hours to our public lands, worth an estimated $457,067.04.

In order to keep the costs to the participants as low as possible, we seek funding to offset program expenses. Our goal for the auction in 2013 is $15,000. In order to meet this goal, we need your help!

Our audience is our trip participants, trip leaders, supporters and agency personnel. We are entering our 16th year of organizing service projects and have a loyal following of fit, active outdoor adventurers who engage in a variety of outdoor pursuits including backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, cycling, road-tripping and traveling abroad.

There are two ways to help: Corporate Sponsorship and Product/Service Donations

Corporate Sponsorship
We are seeking companies to sponsor the auction. Donations of $250 or more will help us cover the costs of the auction event. In return for your sponsorship, your company will receive:

  • A logo link on the Wilderness Volunteers website homepage
  • A logo link and acknowledgment on the entry page of the auction website
  • Your logo will appear in all publicity material
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship in the Wilderness Volunteers newsletter for 3 months (goes out to 4000+ outdoor enthusiasts)
  • Donations may be tax-deductible; check with your tax advisor.

Product/Service Donations
We are seeking product and service donations for auction items. Requested items include outdoor gear, outdoor adventures, books/music, artwork/jewelry, vacation property (stay in condos, homes, resorts, etc.), tickets to events, and anything else that will be of interest to a group of outdoor adventurers. In return for your donation, you will receive:

  • A logo with a company website link on the donated item auction page
  • A company website link on the “Donors” auction page on the Wilderness Volunteers website
  • Acknowledgment of donation in the Wilderness Volunteers newsletter for 3 months (goes out to 4000+ outdoor enthusiasts
  • Donations may be tax-deductible; check with your tax advisor.

To donate a product, fill out the online donation form at this link , or contact Wilderness Volunteers at (831) 704-7225 or (801) 949-3099.

For more information, contact either: or

Together we can create a passion for Wilderness, and address a growing backlog of delayed maintenance on public lands across the United States!



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