Why I Volunteer
Volunteers are the lifeblood of RMEF. Here’s why they give back.
“My brother got involved, then I got involved, and it’s a family affair now. I haven’t been on my own hunt; it would be fun to do though. I love the people I get to be around and the businesses that I get to go to who show support for a great organization. I love doing the ladies raffle! We have a great group to work with, and our leadership team is amazing! I’ve been doing this for 13 years now.”
“I enjoy the friends at the banquets and reap the rewards of our efforts. Elk are very majestic animals, and the reintroduction into Wisconsin is heartwarming. I’m a volunteer for life.”
“I have been a volunteer for over 20 years. I truly believe in the mission. Conservation is important, enjoying the outdoors and getting folks involved is great. I love all the friends I have made through RMEF, too.”
Rick and I have been volunteers for 20-plus years. I remember my very first exposure to RMEF was at an Elk Camp in Reno in the early 90s. When we left Nevada and moved to Wyoming, we went to our first Big Game Banquet by the Wind River Chapter in Riverton. A few years later we were asked to be on the newly formed Red Canyon Chapter in Lander. We have been volunteering ever since! I think in the beginning we volunteered because our friends did and it was something to do. We continue to volunteer because we believe in the mission. We want our nine grandchildren to be able to enjoy the great outdoors like we do. They love to hunt and fish like us! The great work that RMEF does on the ground will enable my family and yours to carry on family traditions. One other benefit that has come from the last 20-plus years of volunteering is the lifelong friends that we have made! RMEF family rocks!
Cyndie Ridgeway Johnson
Jameson is the newest life member of our RMEF family! This is why we volunteer!
I volunteer for the cause to ensure that my kid and all kids have the opportunities that I have had! I have met and worked with the most amazing group of people from local chapters and every state in this great nation who believe and support the RMEF mission! 2018 is my 23rd year as an RMEF volunteer!