Open to volunteers and employees from any organization, this course is ideal for those who have prior trail project experience. This course also applies to those looking to become a volunteer Crew Leader with VOC.
One well-trained Crew Leader can guide up to ten people on a trail construction or maintenance project, and this two-day training will expand your nonprofit or agency's ability to perform high-quality stewardship work. In a class of less than 25 people, each trainee will receive hands-on training in effective crew leadership as well as the construction and maintenance of sustainable trails, including tool use and safety. You will also receive a Crew Leader Manual, a set of quick reference cards, and other materials to take home and apply directly to stewardship projects.
Thanks to a partnership with Colorado Mountain College, this course will feature an online component prior to the workshop in order to maximize efficiency and on-the-ground coursework, making it easier and faster for volunteers, students, and professionals to obtain the skills necessary to effectively care for Colorado's natural resources.
Cost: $100. Accommodations and meals are not provided.
About Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI)
Originally created in collaboration with other organizations, OSI offers affordable, in-depth training courses for volunteers and employees from any organization to learn or improve their stewardship skills and prepare for a variety of leadership roles. Approximately 300 people each year receive OSI training in topics such as volunteer crew leadership; trail design, construction, and maintenance; ecological, habitat, and fire restoration; crosscut saw skills and more. OSI is a program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.voc.org/osi or call 303-715-1010.