Like spending time outside while giving back to Kananaskis? Want to learn more about trail design and maintenance? If that sounds like you, consider becoming an FKC Volunteer Crew Leader or join our Backcountry Crew.
Volunteer Crew Leader
The role of the Crew Leader is to ensure our volunteers have a safe and enjoyable trail care experience, while managing the technical tasks of a particular project.
As a Crew Leader, it is required that you have some previous trail building/maintenance experience, and basic first aid certification. First aid full course and re-certification training is covered by FKC. To ensure volunteer Crew Leaders are well prepared to lead volunteer groups, we provide an annual one-day Crew Leader training which consists of:
Roles & Responsibilities: Review the role and responsibility, risk management, first aid protocols, paper-work logistics, volunteer tracking and trail day event reporting. This is a good opportunity to meet other crew leaders and hear more about our plans for the upcoming trail season.
Tools & Trail Elements: Hands-on training to review tool safety, trail design and anatomy, and additional field safety practices.
Crew Leaders will receive a Manual that includes information related to the above outlined topics covered, in addition to information about trail anatomy, maintenance, construction and tools. This volunteer position requires you lead a minimum of 3 trail sessions.
Volunteer Backcountry Crew
New in 2022, the Trail Care backcountry program is recruiting and training small teams of skilled backcountry volunteer crews. Using ebikes, the crew will be working on trail maintenance more than 5 km away from a trailhead. Volunteer skills:
- Experience mountain biking
- Ideally, previous trail building/maintenance experience
Want to join the above awesome opportunities or get more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-678-5593.