VOC Crew Leader Training

REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRAINING WILL OPEN BY FEB. 3RD 2020. This exciting training is a must for anyone interested in leading VOC volunteers!
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May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
8:00 am-4:00 pm
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South Central (SC)
Clear Creek
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Training Cost: $100. OSI trainings are offered for a nominal fee to help cover material and program costs. The courses are limited in size to ensure effectiveness and often fill quickly. Spots are not solidified until complete payment is received. Registrants will be charged in full as will those who do not attend the training without giving at least seven days advanced notice. Meals are not included.

The training is available at a discounted rate of $65 to anyone who meets the following criteria.

  • Volunteered on 2 or more VOC projects in the past year
  • Commit to volunteering as a Crew Leader Trainee on VOC projects in 2020

The Mt. Evans Outdoor Lab is also providing rustic overnight accommodations on Saturday night for those who wish to take advantage. Look for more info within two weeks of the training date.

See below description details for participation information.


This course is exclusively for those interested in leading volunteer crews on VOC projects and is ideal for those with prior trail experience.

VOC Crew Leaders are the backbone of VOC projects. They educate new volunteers, lead crews in putting stewardship project plans into action, convey VOC's mission to the community, and help ensure volunteers have a fun, safe, and rewarding experience! By pursuing a Crew Leader rank with VOC, you will expand our ability to perform high-quality stewardship work throughout Colorado.

In this two-day workshop, you will join a small class of less than 25 people to 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 refer to on the trail.

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 or a discounted rate of $65 to those who have volunteered on 2+ VOC projects in the past year and commit to volunteering as a Crew Leader Trainee on VOC projects in 2020. Contact Dan Williams at 303-715-1010 ext. 117 to sign up at the discounted rate.

If you are unable to make this training or are looking to lead for another organization, you may sign up for any of our other Crew Leadership for Trails Trainings.

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.