Volunteer Training


Want to increase your skill set? We offer training sessions and workshops to volunteers each year.


Each year, we partner with Trail clubs and government agencies to conduct workshops for current and new volunteers. Workshops cover basic maintenance, sawyer certification, rock work, winch skills, wilderness first aid, environmental monitoring and more.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course - Warren, NH

  • Dates: 21 – 25 May, 2018
  • Location: Warren, NH, USA
  • Address: Moosilauke Ravine Lodge
  • Contact: Marian Orlousky
  • Email: [email protected]
  • How to find us: For more information about this course and costs, please contact Marian Orlousky, ATC's Leave No Trace Coordinator (details below)
  • Phone: 717-258-5771

This five-day course will take place on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, beginning with a day of lessons and an overnight at the newly rebuilt, and much beloved, Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. The course is designed for individuals who are actively teaching others backcountry skills or providing recreation information to the public. Through classroom discussions, lectures and a four-day backpacking trip, this course will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and discuss wildland ethics, as well as give the participants the tools and techniques needed for disseminating these low-impact skills to other users of backcountry lands. Click here for the full course information: ATC_ME_Course Info_ May 21-25_2018

Trail Safe

Trail Safe! is a unique safety program designed specifically for National Park Service trail volunteers. It's based on NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the human factor of safety is explored. 

The following eight lessons should be watched in order. The sessions range from 18 minutes to 40 minutes, or can be "binge watched"in 3 hours. Please report Trail Safe! training completion so we can send you a certificate and SPE/GAR Card. 

#2 Effective Leadership (20 minutes)

#4 Mission Analysis (28 minutes)

#5 Stress and Performance (27 minutes)
#6 Situational Awareness (16 minutes)
#7 Decision Making (13 minutes)