Latest Volunteer News

JORBA is in constant need of volunteers at every level.

Our volunteers build and maintain sustainable trails statewide, they are the backbone of grassroots mountain bike advocacy. Browse and sign up for specific opportunities or email volunteer@jorba.org with your inquiry.

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Trail Work
Trail Work

Join a trail work day, help behind the scenes. Check out our volunteer opportunities. Or find your local chapter and get involved.

Trail Work
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  • Somerset County Volunteer Park Patrol Schedule
    Somerset County Parks is running it’s volunteer park patrol at Sourlands and Washington Valley.
  • Lewis Morris Trail Work
    Morris County Parks and NY-NJ Trail Conference is ready for volunteers this Saturday (19th) and Sunday (20th). Volunteers should be prepared with plenty of water, lunch/snacks, sturdy pants, closed toed shoes, and rain gear. We will provide PPE and tools. To sign up, volunteers can email morrisco@nynjtc.org. 
  • Lewis Morris Trail Work
    The Americorp group will be working on the Green trail reroute this Thursday thru Sunday 8:30-5. They meet at the Doe Meadow parking area at Lewis Morris. If anyone is interested in helping please wear sturdy shoes, bring your own water, food and digging tools. Tools can be provided if we know how many people… Continue reading Lewis Morris Trail Work
  • Stephens Trail Maintenance 6-12-21
    Hello all, Stephens Trail Maintenance – J.O.R.B.A. 6-12-21 Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm Meet at the Pink trail head by rail road crossing and do brush back. 97 Waterloo Valley Rd.Budd Lake, NJ 07828 https://www.google.com/maps/place/97+Waterloo+Valley+Rd,+Budd+Lake,+NJ+07828/@40.899163,-74.7756697,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c39d56b48b53f3:0x115db95164ee3e07!8m2!3d40.899159!4d-74.773481 Bring yourself, water, gloves (I’ll have some gloves if you need) BUG SPRAY and a snack. Rain cancels. ********Please rsvp via… Continue reading Stephens Trail Maintenance 6-12-21
  • National Trail Day Build at Jungle
    We will be out, and with enough volunteers putting finishing touches on the connection between Rhino and Tapawingo. Please sign up in advance, we’ll need to know how much swag to bring, and how much BBQ to order. Saturday June 5th. 9:00 at the gate, we’ll drive up and park in the lot and and… Continue reading National Trail Day Build at Jungle

Paydirt

Paydirt is  how JORBA tracks volunteer hours. Paydirt is also a program of the Highland to Hudson mountain bike race series. Participants who volunteer for JORBA trail maintenance session earn points towards their series standings. See H2Hrace.com for complete program details.


Start your own volunteer group or chapter!

Does your local park need some TLC? Click here for a step-by-step guide.


JORBA Administrative Volunteer Opportunities

The Development Committee is a catch all committee that helps JORBA grow, advocated its mission, and publicize its activities. We need the following skills for for these positions.

Events Coordinator

We need someone that can keep on top of all JORBA events, such as trail work, group rides, and any other events and get the word out to the riding community. This person would interface with all the JORBA chapters and pass along* to the public any events generated at the chapter or JORBA level. *This would be someone that is comfortable with some or all of the follow: email, internet forums, google calendar, facebook, instagram, and wordpress.

Grants Research and Writing

We need people to keep on top of Grant sources by scanning the internet for Grant opportunities for bicycle or trail related projects. Our main source of Grant money is the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), but we do need additional grant sources for bike park projects, trail marking, equipment, infrastructure, etc.

Legal Counsel

Are you a lawyer practicing in NJ with a little bit of free time and wish to help us advocate responsible mountain biking ? If so, we need occasional help with some legal issues related to the Recreational Use Statute, waiver reviews, etc. You can tackle one question for us, or as many as your schedule permits. For the most part the legal counsel would be doing simple research or giving us legal advice, not the drudgery of filing paperwork.

Newsletter Committee

We need help help gathering content, generating ideas and creating articles for The Dirt. Ultimately we would like this to be a committee of 3 or more “beat reporters” collaborating together on content and layout.

Press Relations

We need people that can generate a press release, maintain a press contact list and send out press releases to regional and local papers as needs arise. This is an urgent need since we are terrible at getting press coverage for all the good things we do within NJ. We have a single volunteer at this time, Lisa Fortunato, but we can use a few more folks with experience in this area.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at: volunteer@jorba.org