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.

Wilmington Trail Club - A.T. Boundary Work Trip (rescheduled)

  • Dates: 29 Jun, 2019
  • Contact: Jan King
  • Email: [email protected]
  • How to find us: Fox Gap, PA - leader will contact registrants with parking and carpool information
  • Phone: 302-530-6798

Monitoring-17This will be an off-Trail, semi-bushwhack hike along about 5 miles of the boundary of the Wilmington Trail Club-maintained section of the A.T.

Much of the terrain is on steep and rocky hillsides, so sturdy footwear (boots) is required. Participants should wear long pants, and work gloves. Participants should bring plenty of water, rain gear, bug repellant, lunch, snacks, and sun protection. Dress in layers for the weather. Anyone not known to the leader (Jan King) needs to be screened. He will be in touch after you sign up. People and gear have failed in this terrain and the aim is to avoid that from happening again. 

All supplies will be furnished, although most people like to bring their own gloves and pruners. We will trim brush, locate and repaint some blazes. We will be joined by the ATC Boundary Regional coordinator and his technicians, who will do onsite tutorials on orienteering for boundary monitoring and corridor stewardship. 

Wilmington, DE area residents: Meet at 7:30 a.m. (leader will contact registrants with meeting location), carpool to Fox Gap, about 110 miles each way. If driving directly to site, please inform leader. Bring lots of water, lunch, snacks, and enthusiasm. After hike snack/dinner stop in Delaware Water Gap at the Village Bakery is very likely. Return to Wilmington early evening. 

ATC Corridor Monitor Tee shirts and ball caps are available. All participants need to register and provide a shirt size in advance in order to receive a shirt on the event day. In addition, all registrants will be notified by phone or email of any changes due to weather or cancellations Friday before the trip. 

Advanced registration necessary; please use the form below to express interest in this event. The trip leader will contact you a few days later to follow up. Deadline to register online is June 26.

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)