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What is a Trailhead Ambassador?
- Community volunteers that serve as a friendly, informative welcome committee to trail users.
- Educate trail users about Leave No Trace information, including trail specific information to improve public safety and protect the natural resources.
- Serve as volunteer representatives for land managers and partner organizations, identifying emerging trail issues and visitor concerns to pass along to the Land Manager Representative.
What are the responsibilities & requirements for a Trailhead Ambassador?
- Complete one, 2.5 hour volunteer training workshop, see volunteer training schedule (link) to sign up.
- Completely fill out all required volunteer applications, agreements, and timesheets.
- Participate in a minimum of three, four-hour shifts in a single season (May to September). Shifts run from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.
- Arrange reliable transportation to and from the trailhead.
- Age restrictions: Volunteers must be 18 years or older to be a trailhead ambassador.
What are the benefits of being a Trailhead Ambassador?
- Trailhead Ambassador swag (t-shirt, etc.)
- A free Northwest Forest Pass after completing 24 hours of volunteer service on US Forest Service lands.
- A free Discover Pass after completing 24 hours of volunteer service on Washington State Parks and/or Washington State Department of Natural Resources lands.
- Personal satisfaction gained by educating others to recreate safely and responsibly.
- Personal satisfaction gained by protecting the public lands you love.
- Experience in community outreach and public engagement
- Opportunity to win special awards and prizes at the Trailhead Ambassadors End of the Season Celebration.
What Trailheads does the program service?
- Poo Poo Point
- Rattlesnake Ledge
- Twin Falls
- Franklin Falls
- Mount Si