What we're about
This Meetup group is sponsored by New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO), a service oriented, all volunteer, non-political organization dedicated to improving trails and outdoor facilities throughout the state.
By joining the Meetup group you will be able to volunteer for projects and participate in social events, training opportunities, and other NMVFO activities.
By joining the official NMVFO organization, you will earn a vote in annual elections and provide necessary financial support for our work. We hope you enjoy being an NMVFO Volunteer and that you will help us sustain this award-winning organization by becoming a dues-paying Member at www.nmvfo.org (http://www.nmvfo.org/).
Go to http://www.nmvfo.org/projects for a complete list of this year's projects. You are also invited to visit the NMVFO Volunteer FAQ page http://nmvfo.org/volunteer/volunteer-faq for more information. (*You will have to paste in the email addresses as you cannot click on addresses from Meetup text.)
The NMVFO has been helping maintain trails and public lands for over 30 years. Work projects range from one day in nearby locations to week-end camping projects or even backpack work trips to pristine wilderness all over the state. Working with forest rangers and other public lands representatives, the NMVFO provides strong leadership, training, tools and meals on projects.
Working in the outdoors, keeping public lands accessible and enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded people are some of the benefits of participation in the NMVFO Meetup. We have fun and lots of laughter as we learn about trail work and new outdoor places. Above all we feel good about doing satisfying work with worthwhile results.
***In this Meetup it will be extremely important to show up for projects to which you have committed. Advance food is purchased, tools are provided and land management agencies are advised of the number of volunteers for the project. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Please adhere to this requirement for work project participation with the NMVFO Meetup. Social events, presentations, trainings and other events will operate like regular Meetup events unless otherwise noted.
It will also be required to contact the Project Leader as soon as you RSVP for a project. Notice the contact information in the description. This allows the Project Leader to keep a count of attendees to coordinate with land representatives and cooks who buy food on a budget, arrange tools and to be able to contact participants in a timely, efficient way.
For more information and updates about projects, visit http://www.nmvfo.org/projects . Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, http://www.nmvfo.org/volunteer-faq for what to expect on a project. A parent or guardian must accompany all minors. Pets are not permitted on any project.
Since 1982, the New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) have been recruiting people like you to volunteer for service projects that benefit trails and other recreational sites in national and state parks, forests, monuments, wilderness areas, city open space areas, and other public lands. The projects scheduled this year help maintain these valuable resources. NMVFO is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer nonprofit organization.