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Help us build and maintain the Ozark Trail by coming to one of our many events.  No experience is required, no tools are required, and you don't have to be particularly strong.  People of all ages are welcome, so bring your kids, grandparents--even your dog.

So how do you sign up?  Simply click on the Sign Up button next to the outing you wish to volunteer for, or if the Outing Leader has an email address, you can click on the name of the Leader to send an email.

Email the Outing Leader for more information on a particular outing.  For general volunteering information, or to become a certified Crew Leader, contact our Volunteer Coordinator

Upcoming Events
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OTA House Maintenance
Sunday, Jul 30 2017 - 8:00am
Maintenance

Bring your worn out shoes, we will waterproof them. Meet at the house to seal the driveway before it gets too hot! Please park next door!!

Prep will be moving vehicles and trailers to the non-pavement, sweeping/blowing pavement to remove loose aggregate,  soil, etc.  We must root out and vegetation in any cracks.

Pouring sealant from the buckets , squeegeeing it onto the surface, brooming when necessary. 

We have other side projects for extra hands:  scrape and paint a portion of the outside back house wall, seal garage ceiling, rewire garage ceiling outlet box, apply a piece of flashing, seal exterior wood surfaces. 

Mark Goforth





Title search for Taum Sauk section on Russell Mtn
Tuesday, Aug 01 2017 - 9:00am
Meeting

A unique volunteer opportunity.  We will be researching the OT right of way at the Iron County Recorder of Deeds.  We are looking for easements for the trail across some private property between Taum Sauk State Park and Ketcherside Mountain Conseration Area.

The Iron county recorder is old school, just hardcopy books so it will be like doing research in a public library in the 1950's or 1960's. 

I could use 1 to 2 other researchers.  If we get lucky we could be done by noon, but I would plan on being there until 4 pm.

Roger Allison



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Aug 08 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



Crew Leader Training Weekend
Saturday, Sep 09 2017 - 8:30am
Training

Have you seen those poeple walking around with red hard hats and orange shirts at the Megas?  Do you wonder how you could coach others in the fine arts of trail construction and maintenance?  Are you interested in being an OTA construction and maintenance crew leader?  Have you participated in at least 3 on-trail work outings?

If so, then you need to sign up for this weekend:

 Saturday:   instruction in the whys and wherefores to trail (classroom setting)

Sunday:  putting it all together (on-trail)

 

Location yet to be determined, may be at the OTA House in Potosi, or in the Round Spring area.

Crew Leaders are used in large numbers at the Megas, but they are also needed at smaller day outings.  Crew Leaders, with experience and some addtional coaching, are elligible to lead work outings.  

If you have any questions, please contact me:  april.scott@ozarktrail.com

* Crew Leader TBD



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Sep 12 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter





OT100/50MTB
Saturday, Sep 30 2017 - 7:00am
Fund Raiser

100 Mile mountain bike race on the Ozark Trail beginning near Bunker MO ending at Bass River Resort with a 50 Mile option beginning at the halfway point on the trailhead at DD and 32.  We need volunteers to staff 8 aid stations and check points along the way, the finish line, pickup trucks for transportation and sag wagon, and some other tasks.

Ken Kurtz



Fall Mega 1 at Round Spring
Saturday, Oct 07 2017 - 8:30am
Construction

As the tempuratures cool off, trail construction heats up.  Join us as we return to the Round Spring area to continue trail construction.  

Free camping is available at the Round Spring campground on Friday and Saturday night.  

Work will commence Saturday morning, as we walk in to the work area just north of the Current River at Hwy 19.  

After a good day on the trail, we will relax with Jeff's famous BBQ, Kathie's infamous raffle, and some music around a bonfire.  

Please remember to dress for the work and prepare for the weather. Gloves, long pants and hiking/work boots are required, as we are working on rough ground and using tools.  Wearing a hard hat is required in the work area.  You may want to bring safety glasses.  Have raingear, sunscreen, and bug deterrent.  Bring plenty of water (2 litres per person recommended) and remember to bring supplies for your fur buddies.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact me, april.scott@ozarktrail.com

* Crew Leader TBD



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Oct 10 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



Fall Whoopin' It Up at Winona
Saturday, Oct 21 2017 - 8:30am
Maintenance

An OTA tradition.....Spend the weekend in the Winona area to give some love to the southern sections.  Camping/bunk space available for Friday and Saturday nights.  Work wll be on Saturday and possibly Sunday.  

Crews will be dispatched to various sections - Eleven Point, Between the Rivers, Current River - to saw, lop, and repair sections in need.  

More information will be available closer to the event.  

* Crew Leader TBD



Fall Mega 2 at Round Spring
Saturday, Oct 28 2017 - 8:30am
Construction

If you didn't get enough the first time...join us as we return to the Round Spring area to continue trail construction.  

Free camping is available at the Round Spring campground on Friday and Saturday night.  

Work will commence Saturday morning, as we walk in to the work area just north of the Current River at Hwy 19.  

After a good day on the trail, we will relax with Jeff's famous BBQ, Kathie's infamous raffle, and some music around a bonfire.  

Please remember to dress for the work and prepare for the weather. Gloves, long pants and hiking/work boots are required, as we are working on rough ground and using tools.  Wearing a hard hat is required in the work area.  You may want to bring safety glasses.  Have raingear, sunscreen, and bug deterrent.  Bring plenty of water (2 litres per person recommended) and remember to bring supplies for your fur buddies.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact me, april.scott@ozarktrail.com

* Crew Leader TBD



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Nov 14 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Dec 12 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

A meeting of the Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



2018 OT Challenge Hike
Saturday, May 05 2018 - 8:00am
Fund Raiser

Please email otchallengehike@ozarktrail.com if you are interested in joining us in 2018!

Sign up here to receive more information and registration form for the second annual fund raiser hike to benefit the Ozark Trail Association. Must be 18 or older to participate in this event. This will be a major fund raiser with a fund raising goal for each participant. There will be no "entry fee". This event will be a one day hike of significant distance on the OT to challenge good hikers. This event will be based out of the Bass' River Resort.  The hike will be on the Courtois Section of the OT.  This event is for OTA members and others who have a desire to help raise funds to support the Ozark Trail Association. There will be camping and food included. Sign up today if interested in learning more as details are developed and receiving the registration form.  

Steve Liescheidt