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.

Carolina Mountain Club Griphoist and Rigging Workshop

  • Dates: 06 – 07 Oct, 2018
  • Location: Brevard, North Carolina
  • Contact: Benjamin Barry
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 828-348-1911

36017717182_f8260b026f_zThis training focuses on the use of Griphoist machines and backcountry rigging procedures to safely move supplies, materials, and structures. Students will learn how to select the working components of a system for different load requirements, basic and intermediate system building, use of mechanical advantage, anchor building, and proper care of wire rope and non-motorized  hoisting devices. Field exercises will include moving rocks and other building supplies in real-world applications.

This event is currently closed to all non-Carolina Mountain Club members. For information on upcoming trainings please contact Benjamin Barry.

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)