Help VOW preserve our trails for future generations!

$25 Individual: 1 Year Membership and a VOW carabiner pen OUT OF STOCK

$50 Family: 1 Year Membership and the Iron Goat Trail guidebook--while supplies last! OUT OF STOCK

$100 Patron: 1 Year Membership and the Iron Goat Trail documentary, DVD format--as seen on PBS!  

Other Membership: Contribute as much or as little as you like!

Donation Only: Contribute as much or as little as you like!

Thank you for your generous support!

To give by phone call our office at (206)517-3019. To give by mail download, print out, and mail in our membership form here.

Why join VOW? There are many good reasons, here are a few:

  • VOW is volunteer-powered. With only one paid staff, rest assured that a dollar donated is a dollar spent building trail, restoring a favorite route, planting a tree.
  • Stay abreast of volunteer work parties and special events through our newsletter, Trail Notes.
  • Enjoy member benefits (see below!) including special members-only events.
  • Give back! We are lucky to live in this jewel of outdoor recreation, rain and all. But safe access to public lands is under constant threat by overuse, erosion, invasive species and lack of funding. Join VOW and be a part of the solution!
  • What exactly does VOW do? Our mission is simple: we train volunteers to be stewards of the environment. To accomplish this we partner with land managers--from the City of Seattle to the Forest Service--to build trails, restore habitat and preserve Washington State's rich heritage.

    There are two ways to make a difference, and we at VOW encourage both: (1) volunteer on one of our work parties--check out our calendar of events--and (2) become a member. VOW relies on member support to move dirt on the ground!

    We offer membership benefits with each level. (Each level includes a subscription to Trail Notes and a VOW sticker.)


    Workplace Giving

  • $50 buys a trail tool like a Pulaski or a pair of loppers
  • $100 can pay for a crew leader to conduct a day of training
  • $25 per paycheck, or $650 a year, helps to fund a crew leader for a week-long youth trail work party or 1,000 native plants for re-vegetation.
  • A one time donation of $1,000 will pay for 25 timber puncheons for trail construction over a wet area!
  • Why should I give through my workplace?
  • Snowshoe Hike

    Member Only Events!

    These are occasions for us to say thank you for supporting VOW--and to have fun! In February, for example we held the 1st Annual Iron Goat Trail snowshoe hike! Members experienced our favorite trail in its winter blanket, then warmed up at the Stevens Pass Mountaineers Lodge with some apres-hike soup. Stay tuned to this website and VOW's newsletter, Trail Notes, for future member-only events. Questions? Contact the VOW office at 206 517-3019 or info@trailvolunteers.org.

    VOW is a non profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Tax ID # 91-1217915.
    Dues and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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