Volunteer Opportunities

 Here's our list of current available volunteer opportunities, both ongoing and specific events!

Volunteer Opportunities! 

Hey Fly Tyers! We could use your help.

As you may or may not know one of our most successful fundraising activities is selling flies that are tied and donated to us by our members. The big fishing show in Niagara Falls is coming up in February and we are woefully low on steelhead flies and streamers. We're looking for a few tyers who might be interested in tying us up a dozen or two flies for our fundraising efforts. We will happily provide you with all the materials you would need, God knows we have enough of them. There's nothing better on a cold winter day then snuggling up to your vise with a little bit of your favorite beverage and cranking out some flies.

Please send us a line at shows@wnytroutunlimited.org and we'll hook you up with Brian Barrey, our Shows Chair.

Project Healing Waters Return for Area Vets

Message from our Project Healing Waters Chair and Chapter VP Ken Kinecki...
The recent weather and holidays delayed our start up but the VA wants to start in Feb 2023. Volunteers should have some experience in fly tying. Most importantly, volunteers needs to provide proof of Covid vaccination - the 1st and 2nd shot. Vaccination cards can be scanned (take a picture using your phone) and send to projecthealingwaters@wnytroutunlimited.org.
He will coordinate all volunteer approvals for the program.

First Saturday Stream Explorers

We could use your time and expertise! We meet in the WNY Southtowns on the first Saturday of each month from 9am-11am. ALWAYS looking for adults and mentors to spend some time with kids and families teaching the basics. Got a specialty? Are you nuts for aquatic bugs? Are you an ace flycaster? Can you whip up a wooley bugger? We could use your help. Get ahold of Jim Jowsey, outreach chair at outreach@wnytroutunlimited.org

As per new directives from TU National, they are asking that all members report their volunteer hours MONTHLY. We've created a simple online form for you to fill out HERE.