All we want for Christmas is you!

19 December, 2022

We’ll spare you Dasher, Dancer and Prancer. We’ll even skip that most downloaded Christmas pop song of all time…But only if you listen to our little Yuletide carol about volunteering…About how we need to make the next big leap to trail construction, and why we need to mobilise even more community talent. We hope that’s you!

We don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing we need
We don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree
We just want you to lend a hand
More than you could ever know
Make our wish come true
All we want for Christmas is you 

We had our biggest year yet in 2022. CMRT reached “escape velocity” for your trail with our $150K fund raising for a milestone feasibility study, and got wonderful help from our hard-working volunteers.

But to propel the trail towards construction, we’re going to need another $0.5M in the next 12 months or so. That’s the price of momentum, folks. Many of our core current volunteers are already running double or triple shifts to keep things pointing north for you.

So, we need to mobilise more talent to share the load. We hope that’s you! Drop us an email at We’d love to hear from you. Or maybe you know someone who could help?

Four roles we’re recruiting for right now

Shire Council liaison (Mt Alexander). Keep a finger on the pulse down at Mt Alexander by staying in touch with our local shire councillors and their support for the trail. You might have a background in government relations or like yakking to people.

Grants researcher and writer. Nailing a grant is in your blood. You love sniffing out opportunities to raise government or corporate funding, and then shaping the pitch that gets it over the line. You have an endless curiosity for government hollow logs. You’ll be good with words, know which buttons to push and be super determined.

Social media editor. Create a vibe via our Facebook Page and help launch our Instagram channel. Build on our audience and reach. You’ll probably have a background in writing, marketing or social platform management, and a Jedi touch for messaging.

Video clip editor. We’ve got gigabytes of great video footage that needs a short-narrative treatment. You’ll have a deft touch with visuals and see it as a challenge to tell a story in 15 – 30 seconds.

All we want for Christmas is you 🙂