Behind every successful volunteer project is a team of dedicated volunteer leaders.
Whether it's guiding volunteers through project work, cooking and preparing meals, transporting tools, or even helping to design the trail itself, our volunteer leaders are critical to our success. Learn more about supporting VOC through a volunteer leadership or project support role at our New Leader Night in January 2020, or through the links below.
Your commitment is flexible and can be weekly, monthly, or just a few times per season. Note that, in most cases, training is required – see the training calendar for upcoming courses with VOC's Outdoor Stewardship Institute (OSI).
- Crew Leadership: Crew leaders are the backbone of VOC, and we need lots of them. Crew leaders educate new volunteers, lead volunteer crews in putting stewardship project plans into action, convey VOC's mission to the community, and help ensure volunteers have experiences that are safe, rewarding, fun, and inspiring. Click here to view the full description and requirements needed to become a crew leader.
- Project Support: From pre-project planning and design, to managing tools and equipment or volunteer food preparation, many "behind-the-scenes" yet critical elements go into successfully managing a VOC project. Click on the PDF links below for full descriptions and requirements for each project support role.
- Youth Leadership: Share your enthusiasm for protecting natural environments and working with youth by becoming a Cairn mentor for VOC's Cairn Youth Program. In this hands-on role, you will help guide and empower high school students in becoming the next generation of outdoor stewardship leaders.
- Advanced Leadership: Ready to take your leadership game to the next level? If the answer is "yes", then congratulations! Click on the PDF links below to learn more about taking on an advanced leadership role that will showcase your stewardship prowess.