Volunteer meetings are held
quarterly at various locations. We'd love for you to join us! Contact
us for the date and location of our next meeting.
As a volunteer for
ICO, you are our most valuable asset.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization: planning and leading
outings, managing equipment, helping with fundraising, and most of all,
working with the kids to provide safe, fun, and educational trips.
Since ICO volunteers work in direct contact with
children, a criminal background check is required. All potential
volunteers fill out an online application form which includes
information about experience with children and the outdoors, general
health questions, references, and agreement for ICO to complete the
background check. Please email us at
receive a personal invitation to the background check site. To be
covered by the Sierra Club's liability insurance, all volunteers must
also be Sierra Club members.For more information about becoming a Sierra Club member
visit the Four Lakes Group website at Four
Lakes Group Sierra Club Group.
Some volunteers with ICO choose to become Certified
Leaders. Certified Leaders are the primary people responsible for each
trip. Most outings will have one or two Certified Leaders in charge. To
become a Certified Leader, a volunteer must meet all of the requirements
above, as well as be certified in CPR and Basic First Aid, and complete a
one-day training workshop through ICO. Other training opportunities are
available through regional and national Sierra Club Inspiring Connections
Outdoors groups. Contact
us for more information on upcoming training opportunities.
Of course, volunteers are also necessary to run the
organization outside of working with kids. If you have a special talent
for organizing, fundraising, writing publicity information, etc, we have several
opportunities to you to help. See How You Can
Help for further information.
To apply to be an ICO Volunteer,
us for submission instructions.