Join our Team!
Love trail work? Looking to have a lasting impact on your community and 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 and maintenance projects. Crew Leaders take the lead on these volunteer work projects and facilitate everything from volunteer sign ins and briefings to technical trail building projects. Crew Leaders can take on various levels of responsibility at workdays. New Crew Leaders work as Crew Leader Trainees and work with certified Crew Leaders and small groups of volunteers to ensure quality, sustainable trail is built. Senior Crew Leaders oversee these small groups of volunteers and provide technical expertise on projects. Finally our Project Leaders are crew leaders who are responsible for the overall project. All TRTA Crew Leaders are also invited to join our Trail Operations Committee which provides leadership to the Trail Operations Program at the TRTA and guides which projects are completed, plans trainings, and troubleshoots issues encountered in the field.
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 2016 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 Tahoe Rim Trail Association will host Crew Leader Training for those volunteers who are interested in becoming crew leaders. The TRTA currently has a course scheduled for May14th, 21st & 22nd. The three day course will be held near Stateline, NV. For more information on the course or to register click here.
STEP THREE - Crew Lead at Workdays and Build Your Skills
After attending Crew Leader Training, you are welcome to access our Crew Leader webpage where you can sign up for workdays as a Crew Leader. You will start off assisting other Crew Leaders at workdays and, as you gain more skills and experience, take on your own crews. The TRTA also provides continued trainings throughout the season with technical training days for Crew Leaders only.