Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail (FORT)

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail (FORT). 

Please complete the attached application. Our Volunteer Coordinator will review your application and give you a phone call.   

We currently have 80 volunteers working in numerous areas of interest.  Click on the "i" beside each Volunteer opportunity to learn more about it.  You are welcome to volunteer in more than one area.

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Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail Values

The values of Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail are aligned with the values of this treasured community amenity.  The user experience is key, but also important is protecting and restoring natural areas along the trail, telling the stories that enrich the trail experience, and engaging trail supporters.


From the beginning, the Okanagan Rail Trail was viewed as more than just a trail. It is a public space with the potential to be world class for trail recreation and more. Every person who enjoys the trail can be a friend to the trail – to give back and support the programs that will make the trail the best it can be.

Local volunteers who support this public amenity call themselves Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail, or FORT for short. FORT is a volunteer, non-profit organization and the official non-government partner to the rail trail owner jurisdictions.