- 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
Wilderness First Responder Recertification at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA, May 2–4, 2015.
This is a 24-hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification course for current Wilderness First Responders (WFR) who need to recertify and refresh their skills. This class will provide three full days of review and scenarios and will be taught by Bobbie Foster, of Foster Calm -First Aid and Leadership Trainings.
"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