• Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information
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Enjoy hiking in a beautiful landscape while helping others learn about the landscape and protect the forest. Volunteer will meet and work with other volunteers who have similar interests and contribute to a team focused on providing service to their community. Develop a greater understanding of the mountain environment.
Communicate with hikers in a friendly manner to promote safety, forest protection, learning about the forest ecosystem and geography, and trail user courtesy.
Provide assistance to hikers to help them have a positive, safe hiking experience.
Monitor and report information about trail conditions, forest ecosystem happenings, and visitor use.
Keep informed about current plant and animal life on the mountain.
Provide light trail maintenance including picking up litter and clearing trails of rocks, branches, etc.
Continually learn about plant and animal life on the mountain to develop a greater understanding of the mountain environment, share natural history information with visitors and model learning about the mountain environment for visitors
Adhere to safety guidelines and be safety conscious.
Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide information in a friendly, positive manner.
Ability to hike 4 miles, traverse uneven terrain, and carry up to 20 lbs. in a backpack.
Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing weather conditions.
Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team.
Willingness to learn about the Spring Mountains ecosystem, communication techniques, Forest Service policies, and safety issues.
Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus.
First aid and CPR certified (training will be provided).
Minimum age: 18 years
Trail hosts work on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. The minimum commitment is two hikes per month. We welcome volunteers to contribute hours beyond the minimum. Carpool options are available.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available.