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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

CFPA Ramble Guides share their interest and passion for the outdoors with the public through CFPA Rambles, which are free as a public service. Ramble Guides choose a park, trail or other outdoor path in their community. Rambles range from hiking to a vista for families with older children to leisurely nature walks, greenway walks, shape and color hunts, letterboxing quests, etc. They are offered at trails and parks around the state every month. CFPA Rambles connect people with the outdoors so they may feel comfortable in getting outside for better health - of themselves, their family, and the environment. The long-term goal is to have a Ramble in each county every month. CFPA Rambles is a program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA). While CFPA's office is in Middlefield, we are looking for volunteers to lead rambles in their own community. CFPA works to conserve CT and connect people to the land. For more, visit www.ctwoodlands.org.Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Lead a minimum of 2 CFPA Rambles per calendar year
  • Attend a minimum of one training per calendar year
  • Reserve CFPA Ramble dates, locations, & materials with CFPA in a timely fashion (6-8 weeks requested)
  • Be familiar with the trail and safety issues to be a responsible leader
  • Represent CFPA in a knowledgeable and friendly manner
  • Read and become familiar with the Handbook for CFPA Ramble Guides
  • Return Ramble Sign-in Sheets and Reports to the Events & Volunteer Coordinator, and report volunteer hours
  • Publicize your CFPA Ramble locally within your community (flyers, newsletters, and event calendars, etc.)
Desired Skills or Experience:
  • Have a desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Friendly and outgoing behavior
  • Comfortable, positive attitude with children, families, and other community members
  • Respect and appreciation of the landscape and natural world
  • Flexible, creative, and curious disposition
  • Reasonable ability to lead a group in a safe and fun manor
  • Commitment to the mission of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
Benefits:
  • Connecting with like-minded people
  • Sharing your knowledge and passion for the outdoors with your community
  • Invitations to free training programs that support the CFPA Ramble Guide, including First Aid/CPR training
  • FREE CFPA Volunteer T-shirt
  • Invitation to the Annual CFPA Volunteer Dinner

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Environmental Education
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • On-going; Committed to leading two Rambles a year

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