- Spending time outdoors makes you happier and healthier.
- Volunteering helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your personal and professional skills.
- Designing trips that reflect your interests and passions to create eye-opening experiences for others is rewarding.
- Connecting your community -- including under-represented people in the conservation movement -- to the outdoors can help protect the environment.
- Decide how you want to lead; outdoors or behind the scenes -- or both!
- Learn what opportunities await you and apply on our Volunteer Opportunities Page.
- Ready to get trained? Start now by visiting our Resources page.
Volunteer Leader Training
Sierra Club Outdoors National Conference at Clair Tappaan Lodge, Oct 2–4, 2015.
The first annual Sierra Club Outdoors National Conference will bring together motivated people from across the country to share fresh and invigorating ideas, learn from experts, and leave inspired to grow or start Sierra Club Outdoors programs focused on outdoor skill development and training in their regions of the country. Sierra Club Outdoors Programs include Local Outings, Inspiring Connections Outdoors and Military Outdoors and our mission is to reach across economic lines, cultures, and communities, to engage everyone -- including military and youth -- to explore and enjoy the natural...
"It's always a thrill to help people who look at these trails in Canyon de Chelly and say that there is no way they can make it up them. I feel great being able to reply with a gentle, 'Just follow me, we'll take our time and we'll all make it together.' The new sense of accomplishment and self-esteem that one has after completing a trip is just wonderful."
—Ann Daigle, National Outings Leader