- 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.
Take part in the first Sierra Club Outdoors National Conference at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, California, near Donner Pass in the northern Sierra Nevada. Join Sierra Club leaders and experts from partner organizations to share fresh and invigorating ideas to help you better connect people to the outdoors. Topics include strategies to teach beginners, create strong partnerships in order to better local programming and build an outings program that interests your community. You'll leave the conference inspired to start or grow new and innovative outdoor programs back at home.
"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