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Every club member is supposed to do a workhike before borrowing club gear after a 3 rental grace period.  Typically, there are lots of people who want to do workhikes in the fall, but no execs keen enough to organize them.  Here are some ideas for workhikes that typically happen.  Some of these require a big group effort, and some are more individual oriented.
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A "workhike" is simply a name we have for volunteering to help the VOC. It often doesn't include any hiking, but huts/trails workhikes often have plenty.
  
==Tools for Workhikes==
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Every club member is supposed to volunteer / do a workhike before borrowing club gear after a 3 rental grace period. Here are some ideas for workhikes that typically happen.  Some of these require a big group effort, and some are more individual oriented.
The VOC has a complete set of tools just for workhikes! These tools are free to use if you are running a work hike.
 
The complete Tool Inventory we have available can be viewed on the [[Tool Inventory]] Page.
 
  
 
==Workhike Ideas==
 
==Workhike Ideas==
;Lead a trip :For some, this is the easiest workhike.  Just post and organize a VOC trip.  It can be a casual day trip, a week long epic or anything in between - your choice.  The trip has to be publicly posted in advance on the [[trip agenda|bulletin board]] to count, you can't just go hiking with some friends and call it a workhike. This is the best workhike, because trips are what makes the VOC an outdoor club.
 
  
;Write an Article for the [[VOC Journal]]:  
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=== Lead a Trip ===
 
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:For some, this is the easiest workhike. Just post and organize a VOC trip. It can be a casual day trip, a week long epic or anything in between - your choice.  The trip has to be publicly posted in advance on the [[trip agenda|Trip Agenda]] to count, you can't just go hiking with some friends and call it a workhike. This is the best workhike, because trips are what makes the VOC an outdoor club.
:We are currently taking submissions. There are three deadlines for the year 2013-2014:
 
 
 
:1. '''June 1, 2013''' - Deadline for all articles related to trips that happened up to May 31, 2013.
 
:2. '''October 1, 2013''' - Deadline for all articles related to trips that happened from May 1 to Sept. 30, 2013.
 
:3. '''February 1, 2014''' - Deadline for all articles related to trips that happened from Sept. 1, 2013 to Jan. 31, 2014.
 
:All articles unrelated to any specific trip may be submitted before any deadline. Early submissions are highly recommended for high quality proofreading and editing from the editors. Submit your articles and ask your questions to: [email protected].com
 
  
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=== Write an Article for the [[VOC Journal]] ===
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:  Submissions are accepted until January 15th annually. Early submissions are highly recommended for high quality proofreading and editing from the editors. Submit your articles and ask your questions to: [email protected]
 
:A related workhike is to take one of the existing VOC Journals and [[VOCJ index|index it]] here on the Wiki. You can borrow gear as soon as the article has been submitted, so get it done early.
 
:A related workhike is to take one of the existing VOC Journals and [[VOCJ index|index it]] here on the Wiki. You can borrow gear as soon as the article has been submitted, so get it done early.
  
;Author a new wiki page:  Contributions to the [[Tips]] and [[Trip Ideas]] sections are always needed.  Write about a worthwhile climbing, skiing, hiking or mountaineering destination you have visited.  Or add your favourite backcountry cooking [[recipes]] for others to enjoy. With your contributions, the wiki can become a more valuable resource.
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=== Author a New Wiki Page ===
 
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:  Contributions to the [[Tips]] and [[Trip Ideas]] sections are always needed.  Write about a worthwhile climbing, skiing, hiking or mountaineering destination you have visited.  Or add your favourite backcountry cooking [[recipes]] for others to enjoy. With your contributions, the wiki can become a more valuable resource
;Hut maintenance:  Our [[huts]] are constantly in need of little repairs and upgrades.  See the [[VOC hut maintenance]] page for more details of exactly what needs to be done.
 
 
 
;Phelix Creek west side trail:  This is a project to move the trail to the [[Brian Waddington Hut]] over to the west side of Phelix Creek in order t avoid the creek crossings.  This will also consolidate the winter and summer access routes into one trail.  See the [[Phelix Creek Trail Construction]] wiki page for more details.  This project is being led by Christian Veenstra.
 
  
;Roe Creek to Brew Lake Ski Trail:  The VOC developed a ski trail for access to the [[Brew Hut]]. The trail is done, but occasional maintenance is required.  See the [[Roe Creek Ski Route]] page for more details about upcoming workhikes.
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=== Hut and Trail Maintenance ===
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:  Our [[huts]] are constantly in need of little repairs and upgrades.  See the [[hut maintenance|Hut Maintenance]] and the latest Hut Management Plan for details of exactly what needs to be done. The trails and roads that lead to our huts also need yearly brushing to maintain access: [[Phelix Creek FSR]], [[Phelix Creek Trail]], [[Roe Creek Road]], [[Roe-Brew Trail]], [[Harrison Hut Trail]]. The conditions for these trails will often be posted by members and the public as bulletins on our [[VOC Hut Registration]] page. If you are looking for inspiration for a project, the registration page is a good place to start! :  The VOC has a complete set of tools just for hut and trail workhikes. These tools are free to use if you are running a work hike. The complete Tool Inventory we have available can be viewed on the [[Tool Inventory]] Page. To see a list of tools available up at each of the huts, view the [[Hut Inventory]].  
  
;Brew Lake Hiking TrailThe [[Brew Lake Trail]] has been maintained by the VOC under the FMCBC adopt a trail program for a number of yearsThere is a lot of work to do on this trail, including getting it legitimately recognized by the government.
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=== VOCJ Indexing ===
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: This is an ongoing project, and an easy workhike that can be done any time. All you have to do is read an edition of the [[VOC Journal]], and then build an index for the articles.  Record your index, and the table of contents, here in the Wiki, on the [[VOCJ index]] pageBecause the wiki is so accessible, you can do this workhike anywhere, any time.
  
;VOCJ Indexing: This is an ongoing project, and an easy workhike that can be done anytimeAll you have to do is read an edition of the [[VOC Journal]], and then build an index for the articles.  Record your index, and the table of contents, here in the Wiki, on the [[VOCJ index]] page.  Because the wiki is so accessible, you can do this workhike anywhere, anytime.
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=== Be an Instructor ===
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: Sometimes there are a few honorariums for those who do, like free food, free wine, free ski lift ticket, etcSome events that need instructors are: [[Longhike]], [[Glacier school]], [[Winter Longhike]] and [[Tele School]].
  
;Be an instructorSometimes there are a few honorariums for those who do, like free food, free wine, free ski lift ticket, etc.  Some events that need instructors are: [[Longhike]], [[Glacier school]], [[Winter Longhike]] and [[Tele School]].
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=== Give a Wednesday Slideshow ===
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Have some slides you want to share?  Just sign up to give a Wednesday night [[Slideshows|slideshow]].  Be sure to attend a few first so you can get a handle on format, equipment and expectations.
  
;Give a Wednesday SlideshowHave some slides you want to share? Just sign up to give a Wednesday night [[slide shows|slideshow]].  Be sure to attend a few first so you can get a handle on format, equipment and expectations.
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=== Ski tune ups ===
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Typically a ski tune up night is held in October before the snow really starts to fall. This is usually a big group effort organized by the Quartermasters.  There are some helpful tips for working on skis & skins on the [[Ski Maintenance]] page.
  
;Ski tune ups:  Typically a ski tune up night is held in October before the snow really starts to fall.  This is usually a big group effort organized by the Quartermasters.  There are some helpful tips for working on skis & skins on the [[Ski Maintenance]] page.
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=== Man the VOC table at [[Clubs days|Club Days]] ===
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: Tell everyone about how great the VOC is and why they should get a membership.
  
;Man the VOC table at [[Clubs days]]: Tell everyone about how great the VOC is, take their money and sign them up for a membership.
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=== Help prepare food or clean up after an event ===
 
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:  [[Longhike|Rock Party]] and the [[banquet|Annual General Meeting Banquet]] don't happen without help.  Earn a workhike by helping cook or clean.
;Help prepare food or clean up after an event:  [[Longhike]] and the [[banquet]] don't happen without help.  Earn a workhike by helping cook or clean.
 
  
 
==Past workhikes==
 
==Past workhikes==
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*'''October 18 - 19, 2007''': [[Mini Clubs Days]] -- another clubs day to recruit more members. Coordinated by Meghan Anderson
 
*'''October 18 - 19, 2007''': [[Mini Clubs Days]] -- another clubs day to recruit more members. Coordinated by Meghan Anderson
 
*'''October 20 - 21, 2007''': [[Phelix Creek Trail Workhike 3]] -- One last effort to clean the last 100 vertical meters to the [[Brian Waddington Hut]].
 
*'''October 20 - 21, 2007''': [[Phelix Creek Trail Workhike 3]] -- One last effort to clean the last 100 vertical meters to the [[Brian Waddington Hut]].
*'''December 14, 2007''': [[VOC Archives]] -- Scanning VOC Archieves, in exchange for Pizza, and potentially Beer. 11:30-4:00 (gurantteed) or later.
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*'''December 14, 2007''': [[VOC Archives workhike]] -- Scanning VOC Archieves, in exchange for Pizza, and potentially Beer. 11:30-4:00 (gurantteed) or later.
 
*TBD: [[Ski Tune Workshop 2007]]
 
*TBD: [[Ski Tune Workshop 2007]]
  
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*July 22-23 2006: [[Brew Hut Cleanup]]
 
*July 22-23 2006: [[Brew Hut Cleanup]]
 
*August 12-20 2006: [[Burton Hut Renovation]]
 
*August 12-20 2006: [[Burton Hut Renovation]]
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 26 January 2019

A "workhike" is simply a name we have for volunteering to help the VOC. It often doesn't include any hiking, but huts/trails workhikes often have plenty.

Every club member is supposed to volunteer / do a workhike before borrowing club gear after a 3 rental grace period. Here are some ideas for workhikes that typically happen. Some of these require a big group effort, and some are more individual oriented.

Workhike Ideas

Lead a Trip

For some, this is the easiest workhike. Just post and organize a VOC trip. It can be a casual day trip, a week long epic or anything in between - your choice. The trip has to be publicly posted in advance on the Trip Agenda to count, you can't just go hiking with some friends and call it a workhike. This is the best workhike, because trips are what makes the VOC an outdoor club.

Write an Article for the VOC Journal

Submissions are accepted until January 15th annually. Early submissions are highly recommended for high quality proofreading and editing from the editors. Submit your articles and ask your questions to: [email protected]
A related workhike is to take one of the existing VOC Journals and index it here on the Wiki. You can borrow gear as soon as the article has been submitted, so get it done early.

Author a New Wiki Page

Contributions to the Tips and Trip Ideas sections are always needed. Write about a worthwhile climbing, skiing, hiking or mountaineering destination you have visited. Or add your favourite backcountry cooking recipes for others to enjoy. With your contributions, the wiki can become a more valuable resource

Hut and Trail Maintenance

Our huts are constantly in need of little repairs and upgrades. See the Hut Maintenance and the latest Hut Management Plan for details of exactly what needs to be done. The trails and roads that lead to our huts also need yearly brushing to maintain access: Phelix Creek FSR, Phelix Creek Trail, Roe Creek Road, Roe-Brew Trail, Harrison Hut Trail. The conditions for these trails will often be posted by members and the public as bulletins on our VOC Hut Registration page. If you are looking for inspiration for a project, the registration page is a good place to start! : The VOC has a complete set of tools just for hut and trail workhikes. These tools are free to use if you are running a work hike. The complete Tool Inventory we have available can be viewed on the Tool Inventory Page. To see a list of tools available up at each of the huts, view the Hut Inventory.

VOCJ Indexing

This is an ongoing project, and an easy workhike that can be done any time. All you have to do is read an edition of the VOC Journal, and then build an index for the articles. Record your index, and the table of contents, here in the Wiki, on the VOCJ index page. Because the wiki is so accessible, you can do this workhike anywhere, any time.

Be an Instructor

Sometimes there are a few honorariums for those who do, like free food, free wine, free ski lift ticket, etc. Some events that need instructors are: Longhike, Glacier school, Winter Longhike and Tele School.

Give a Wednesday Slideshow

Have some slides you want to share? Just sign up to give a Wednesday night slideshow. Be sure to attend a few first so you can get a handle on format, equipment and expectations.

Ski tune ups

Typically a ski tune up night is held in October before the snow really starts to fall. This is usually a big group effort organized by the Quartermasters. There are some helpful tips for working on skis & skins on the Ski Maintenance page.

Man the VOC table at Club Days

Tell everyone about how great the VOC is and why they should get a membership.

Help prepare food or clean up after an event

Rock Party and the Annual General Meeting Banquet don't happen without help. Earn a workhike by helping cook or clean.

Past workhikes

Workhike Schedule 2009-2010

Workhike Schedule 2008-2009

Workhike Schedule 2007-2008

  • July 21 - 22, 2007: Phelix Creek Trail Workhike 1: Trail clearing and brushing. Coordinated by Christian Veenstra.
  • August 4 - 6, 2007: Phelix Creek Trail Workhike 2: More trail clearing and brushing. Coordinated by Christian Veenstra.
  • September 4, 2007: Main Carnival Event -- Letting UBC student know how great the VOC is. Coordinated by Meghan Anderson
  • September 8 - 9, 2007: General purpose Brew workhike -- this should be the final work hike for this trail project. The main goal will be to remove the last of the unwanted trees along the route. Brew Hut also needs some window frames to be painted. Coordinated by Scott Nelson
  • September 19 - 21, 2007: Clubs days -- selling memberships and tickets to longhike at the VOC booth. Coordinated by Meghan Anderson
  • October 13 - 14, 2007: MEC Gear Swap -- only counts as a workhike if you buy gear for the club and not yourself
  • October 18 - 19, 2007: Mini Clubs Days -- another clubs day to recruit more members. Coordinated by Meghan Anderson
  • October 20 - 21, 2007: Phelix Creek Trail Workhike 3 -- One last effort to clean the last 100 vertical meters to the Brian Waddington Hut.
  • December 14, 2007: VOC Archives workhike -- Scanning VOC Archieves, in exchange for Pizza, and potentially Beer. 11:30-4:00 (gurantteed) or later.
  • TBD: Ski Tune Workshop 2007

Workhike Schedule 2006-2007

Workhike Schedule 2005-2006

  • September 19-21 2005: Clubs days
  • September 27-28 2005: Brew Hut Construction and Demolition. Help demolish the old hut and stack firewood at the new one. sign up here.
  • October 8-9 2005: Longhike - cook, cleanup or instruct
  • October 31st 2005: Gear Stuff - Label, inventory, organise gear...10am-3pm, come for whatever you can. E-mail Dan.
  • October 29-30 2005: Complete work on the new Brew Hut. Sign up here.
  • March 19-20 2006: trip to put up Brew Trail Markers organized by Scott Nelson. This will be an overnight trip to the Brew Hut
  • June 24-25 2006: Brew Outhouse cancelled
  • July 22-23 2006: Brew Hut Cleanup
  • August 12-20 2006: Burton Hut Renovation