Resources for Chapter Leaders and Other Volunteers

Mammoth Tales

Below are the article deadlines for issues of our magazine, Mammoth Tales. IATA staff will send chapter leaders an email with the exact dates approximately one month before each article deadline.

  • Spring: ~January 20th
    (issue mails in March)
  • Summer: ~May 15th
    (issue mails in July)
  • Fall: ~September 20th
    (issue mails in November)

Volunteer Hours

Event Sign-In Sheet

Quarterly Chapter Hours Report Worksheet (Word)

Quarterly Chapter Hours Report Worksheet (Excel)

Individual Hours Log

NPS VIP Program Volunteer Documentation Resources

Quarter Quarterly Report Deadline
January/February/March April 21st
April/May/June July 21st
July/August/September October 7th*
October/November/December January 21st

* Our report for the entire organization for the National Park Service's "volunteer year" (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30th) is due in mid-October, necessitating an earlier deadline for the July/August/September quarterly report.

Chapter Financials

Trail Construction and Maintenance

Proof of Nonprofit Status

Ice Age Trail Alliance Strategic Plan

Thank you to all who contributed to the making of the Strategic Plan. Your input helped shape the plan, and in turn the plan will help shape the IATA. Download it below.




Resources for Leaders of Youth

Working with youth on the Trail? Here are some resources that can help.

Volunteer Ed Spoon of the Ice Age Trail Alliance's Dane County Chapter wrote an introduction to working with Scouts completing an Eagle project on the Ice Age Trail. Download the PDF.

Volunteer Barb Converse of the Walworth/Jefferson County Chapter compiled a list of ideas for those exploring the outdoors with children. Download the PDF.