The outdoors is calling you to help. The Irvine Ranch Conservancy needs your support engage the public in hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, and interpretive programs on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Being a trail guide is one of the many opportunities we have with the Conservancy. Please visit letsgooutside.org to learn more about becoming an IRC-certified volunteer.
Trail Guides are an important support role for the volunteer and staff Leads. As Trail Guides, they are not only the eyes and ears of the land, but of the group as well. They are constantly monitoring and reporting to the Lead. The Conservancy believes, along with its partners, that visitors connect to the land in many different ways. Trail Guides can greatly facilitate this relationship by interacting with the public in appropriate and meaningful way.
Trail Guides provide extra support for Docents and assist with registration and group management. They also assist with setup and cleanup and act as sweeps during public programs. Trail Guides provide the critical support that aide in the continuing success of programs provided by the Conservancy.
- Must be 18 years or older
- Completion of an Irvine Ranch Conservancy Orientation and Training
- Completion of the Public Interaction Workshop
- Completion of two training programs covering protocol, locks and gates, policies and procedures
- Shadow three public programs with evaluation form completed by docent to assess learning
- Current CPR and First Aid Certification
- Negative TB Test
- Completion of the City of Irvine Workers Compensation Form
- Successful passing of a Background Check through Southeastern Screening Services (SSCI)
- Signed Confidentiality Agreement
- Signed Volunteer Liability Waiver (done annually)
The IRC provides the following resources, tools and materials for the volunteers.
- IRC Uniform including a first-aid kit, shirt with landowner patches, interest pin, i.d. badge
- CPR and First Aid Training
- Further education and seminar opportunities
- Volunteer Manual
- Outdoor Recreation
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Environmental Education
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 36 Hours Annually