In addition to monthly, annual, and one-time donations, there are many other ways to support the work of the York County Rail Trail Authority. We invite you to consider the time, talents, and expertise that you may be able to offer, as well as the rewards you will receive in knowing that your volunteer efforts contributed to the success of rail trails in York County, PA.
Get Involved, Meet Other Rail Trail Fans, Participate in Your Passion.
To volunteer, contact the YCRTA at (717) 428-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve on the York County Rail Trail Authority
YCRTA is currently seeking candidates to fill one opening on the Authority for a 5-year term, effective March 2020. The Authority seeks an individual who is committed to the development of rail trails and wants to become actively involved in a variety of community-based initiatives that lend support to the planning, development, use and promotion of rail trails for health & fitness, recreation, economic revitalization, and maintaining the scenic beauty of York County.
Serve on a committee
Three committees advise and assist the YCRTA in various ways:
1- The planning committee meets once a month, with the exception of July and August, on the Friday morning prior to YCRTA’s business meetings to review the current work of the Authority, make recommendations on strategic decisions to come before the Authority at its monthly business meetings, and engage in long-term planning.
2- The Hanover Trolley Trail operating committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Authority specifically on the development, funding, maintenance, and operations of the Hanover Trolley Trail.
3- The Pumpkin Walk committee assists with the planning, preparations, staging, and promoting of this annual FUNdraising event.
Provide bookkeeping/accounting services or other professional services
The Authority is currently seeking a volunteer with QuickBooks on-line experience to work with the executive director to prepare monthly financial statements, assist with payroll and payroll taxes, and work with the Authority’s accountant firm to complete the annual audit.
Attend a monthly business meeting to meet the Authority members and learn how they do their work.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM-8 PM at Hanover Junction Train Station, 2433 Seven Valleys Rd, Seven Valleys, PA 17360. Meetings begin with an opportunity for the public to speak to the Authority members about topics relevant to their current work. Public always welcome!
Greet the public at an information booth.
A great way to meet other enthusiastic rail trail users, exchange stories, and talk “rail trail.”
Each year, the Rail Trail Authority hosts several information booths at local festivals in order to meet the public, provide information about our current projects, promote membership in Friends of York County Rail Trails, and encourage public support in many ways. Volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum 2-hour shift. Schedules are being set up now.
2020 Information Booths
- April 18: Go Green in the City of York;
- May 1: Give Local York in the City of York
- July 25: Hanover Dutch Day
- September 26: New Freedom Fest
Sponsor a newsletter, annual calendar , website, or event.
A great way for your business, club, or group to be recognized throughout the York community as a valued supporter of YCRTA.
Sponsorships begin at just $100 and are acknowledged in printed materials, the website and/or during events.
Get your name out there!