Love trail work? Enjoy being a leader in your community?
Looking to have a lasting impact on the trails you love?
We have the opportunity for you! Join our ranks of dedicated Crew Leaders!
Tahoe Rim Trail Crew Leaders
Each summer Tahoe Rim Trail Crew Leaders schedule and implement a full season of trail building, maintenance and management projects. Crew Leaders facilitate everything from safety briefings to technical trail building projects. Crew Leaders take on progressive levels of responsibility as they develop experience. New Crew Leaders train under more experienced volunteers and take responsibility for small groups during project work days. Senior Crew Leaders develop projects, oversee large groups of volunteers and provide technical expertise and training. A select few Master Trail Builders oversee major projects and work in partnership with agencies and other organizations to bring ideas for new trail connections into reality. All TRTA Crew Leaders are also invited to join our Trail Operations Committee which provides leadership for the Trail Operations Program at the TRTA and makes key decisions regarding which projects to undertake, plans trainings, and tackles a wide variety of trail management issues.
STEP ONE – Join Our Workdays!
The first step to becoming a TRTA Crew Leader is to join us at our regular volunteer workdays. For more information about our current workdays click here. Come out and get familiar with the TRTA trail building and maintenance program, meet and work with our Crew Leaders, learn basic trail building and maintenance techniques, and gain familiarity with our trail tools and procedures.
STEP TWO – Attend Crew Leader Training
As needed the TRTA will host Crew Leader Training for those volunteers who are interested in becoming crew leaders. The TRTA generally holds this three day training every other year. For more information on current training opportunities and to register click here.
STEP THREE – Lead Crews and Build Your Skills
After attending Crew Leader Training, you are welcome to access our Crew Leader Resources webpage where you can sign up for workdays as a Crew Leader and have access to a number of other resources. You will start by assisting more experienced Crew Leaders and, as you develop your skills, take on your own crews and develop your own projects. The TRTA also provides a wide variety of trainings throughout the season with technical training days that are open only to Crew Leaders.
Questions? Please call us at 775.298.4485.