Volunteer Training

Training

Want to increase your skill set? We offer training sessions and workshops to volunteers each year.

BridgeBuilding

Each year, we partner with Trail clubs and government agencies to conduct workshops for current and new volunteers. Workshops cover basic maintenance, sawyer certification, rock work, winch skills, wilderness first aid, environmental monitoring and more.

How to Hike the A.T. Workshop (REI Charlotte, NC)



The Appalachian Trail Conservancy presents a workshop for novice long-distance hikers that dream of hiking on the A.T. Learn the ins and outs of long-distance hiking while understanding the reality of our collective impact on the Trail. Bring your big dreams and questions to learn from the experienced hikers on the ATC staff. You'll be more confident as you put your best foot forward to reach your goals on the Appalachian Trail. Course is free, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register.




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Trail Safe

Trail Safe! is a unique safety program designed specifically for National Park Service trail volunteers. It's based on NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the human factor of safety is explored. 

The following eight lessons should be watched in order. The sessions range from 18 minutes to 40 minutes, or can be "binge watched"in 3 hours. Please report Trail Safe! training completion so we can send you a certificate and SPE/GAR Card. 

Trail-Safe!-LOGO-PDF
#2 Effective Leadership
20 minutes

#4 Mission Analysis
28 minutes

#5 Stress and Performance
27 minutes
#6 Situational Awareness
16 minutes
#7 Decision Making
13 minutes

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