Each year, TKO seeks to recruit volunteers to join our Board in 2022 and help guide our organization in the many ways we hope to protect and enhance Oregon’s hiking experience. We are especially eager to expand our representation geographically and an ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work with people of diverse races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and economic backgrounds.
Along with registering for this open house, go ahead and submit an interest form at our website – www.trailkeepersoforegon.org/about-us. There you will also find more details about becoming a board member and one our our TKO Board Executive team members will reach out to start a conversation with you about this type of volunteer service!
TKO Priorities for Board Candidates:
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on across Oregon travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a TKO leader &/or complete a post-event survey.