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.

Fall 2018 South Mountain Partnership Meeting

Thursday, September 27th at Kings Gap State Park near Carlisle, PA. Highlights include Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Climate Change Pilot Program in the South Mountain landscape, next steps for South Mountain Partnership (how we’ll be engaging more people within the structure of our coalition and growing our diversity), and Updates, announcements, and introductions from our 50+ conservation partners.

There is a small cost associated with this event, please register with the following link https://smp2018fallmeeting.eventbrite.com/

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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)