- 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
Train-The-Trainer for Outing Leadership and Basic First Aid Training in Sausalito, CA, Mar 20–22, 2015.
This weekend-long train-the-trainer is designed to develop a new team of trainers to more confidently teach the Sierra Club Outing Leadership and Basic First Aid Training (OLT and BFA). These trainers will then conduct regional OLT and BFA training for the next generation of Outing Leaders and outdoor enthusiasts. Training participants will have the opportunity to develop new lesson plans, practice their presentation and facilitation skills by teaching two training modules and receiving feedback from their peers. Registration and applications DUE February 15!
"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