Become a member of the TCTA
Membership expires after 1 Year.
|Membership (monthly)||$10.00 per Month.||Select|
Membership expires after 5 Years.
The TCTA is supported primarily by individual donors who believe in our mission to improve access to the region’s diverse cultural and natural heritage, encourage its preservation, and benefit local communities and trail users through the development of sustainable tourism.
By donating to the TCTA, you are supporting the immense undertaking planning and building the Transcaucasian Trail network. And you are also supporting much more. You are also supporting the work we are doing to help the people who live along the trail increase their livelihoods through the development of sustainable tourism. You are supporting our work with the protected areas in the Caucasus to ensure the conservation of the incredible cultural and natural landscapes of the region. And you are helping our work to foster understanding, dialogue, and leadership among the young people of the region as they volunteer with us to build the trail, working together, in these incredible mountains that they all share.
When you become a member, you become a part of the TCT community, the our growing community of hikers, cartographers, conservationists, supporters, and volunteers who are making the trail a reality. The trail is going to be built by all of us. As a member of the TCTA, you will be invited to participate in members-only events, mapping excursions, hikes, weekend trail workshops, and volunteering opportunities in the Caucasus and elsewhere. Through our member’s newsletter, you will also have early access to the gps tracks, route descriptions, and other hiking beta we have collected before we include it in our guides.
Read about different levels of giving below, and choose your membership level here.
Membership for students and Caucasus residents (resident of Armenia, Georgia, or Azerbaijan): $35
Standard membership: $50, includes subscription to members newsletter and invitations to special TCT events, hikes, and volunteer opportunities.
Trail Maintainer: $100 (or $10 or $25 monthly recurring donation) benefits of standard membership, plus your very own Transcaucasian Trail tote bag.
Trail builder: $500 You contribution will cover the expenses of training a local volunteer in basic trail building skills, setting the foundation for the teams of volunteers that will maintain the trail in the years to come. We will send you (or the designated recipient) a thank you note (via e-mail) from the trail builder you sponsored. Includes all the benefits of the standard and maintainer membership levels.
Adopt-a-kilometer (individual): $1000 Your contribution will pay for the construction and maintenance of a kilometer of trail. You will receive the benefits of a Trail Maintainer membership, plus a certificate of appreciation for you or a designated individual and listing on the “Adopt-a-Kilometer” section of our website. Your adopted kilometer will also be recorded on our virtual map of adopted kilometers, and your name will appear in the thank you section of our trail notes.*
Adopt-a-kilometer (business): $2000 As a business, you will benefit from a special thank you on social media, plus a certificate of appreciation and your business’ logo and link to your business’ website on the “Adopt-a-Kilometer” section of our website. The kilometers that your business has sponsored will also be recorded on our virtual map of trail adopters, and your name will appear in the thank you section of our trail notes.*
Ready to join us? Give here.
*Names will appear on the website, map, and trail notes for 5 years.