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 a volunteer virtual training, where you’ll learn about land management, site-specific Leave No Trace principles, outreach strategies, and program specifics. Training will be released in March and will be self-paced online.
- Completely fill out all required volunteer applications, agreements, and timesheets.
- Participate in a minimum of three, half-day shifts in a single season (May to September). Shifts run for 5 hours (~4 hours on the ground at the trailhead, 1 hour of equipment pickup, dropoff, and transportation).
- 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.
- A sense of fulfillment for having protected 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
- Twin Falls
- Mount Si
- Watch our March 2021 recorded Webinar here.
*due to public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, these trailheads are subject to change.