Well-Known Member
Jun 7, 2001
Southern California
From a fellow off-roader......

Volunteering...what does it mean to volunteer?

In 2000, my family and I started to volunteer our time on issues pertaining to saving multiple access for our sport. Our first issues involved Glamis, since we frequented the sand. We got involved. We went to the DAC meetings, while one of our off road clubs was having a party. We started writing letters while our fellow off roaders thought we were wasting our time. We joined several off road associations while others that it wouldn't make a difference. We drove over eight hours one way to join the Project Sand Clean-up while others thought it was too far to be bothered. But the bottom line was, we got involved and made an difference.

There are many times that we miss fun events while we attend meetings. Or we may be organizing a meeting while on our vacation and the attendees might inform us that they are on vacation and would like for us to get the meeting started. Or we might sending additional e-mails or making more calls because we know it needs to be done. Or we might be seen be on Oceano Highway gathering signatures and informing more people of the issues at hand.

We volunteer because...There is a sense of satisfaction when the DAC meeting is attended by over 750 fellow off roaders. There is a sense of satisfaction when the the e-mail campaign pays off and Governor Davis signs an emergency ramp permit for Oceano Dunes. There is a sense of satisfaction when the CCC allows the permit to be renewed because they have seen that there are people interested in the outcome.

At the end of the day, we can rest assured that we are making a difference. We know that we did what we could to save multiple access for our grandchildren.

We aren't unique because we are volunteers. We are unique because we do volunteer.

Volunteer today. It is easy and quite rewarding!

CORVA Field Rep - So. Cal.