Become a WRV volunteer leader!
Trained volunteer leaders make everything we do at WRV possible. You can lead a crew, cook, manage tools, help with project management, or help us with your first aid or photography skills. Bring your skills with you or learn with us. WRV offers leadership and technical training, as well as mentoring by experienced leaders. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. The desire to be a leader is the only requirement.
Training content varies by role. However, all trainees learn basic risk assessment and tool safety and practice leadership skills like conflict resolution and group facilitation through the Outdoor Stewardship Institute. Trainees also participate in trainings designed to provide an introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion so that they have the skills as leaders to facilitate an inclusive and accessible environment.
As you gain experience or if you come to us already with a more specialized background, you can also help design restoration solutions, scout project sites, or monitor the success of restoration projects.
Read about our various leader roles below, and view our upcoming trainings and sign up today!
Leadership Assistants are a great way to try out a role by doing, particularly project leaders and technical advisors. Each leader and their assistant work out the division of effort for each project.
Photographers & Videographers capture before and after shots of our progress as well as the joy and satisfaction of the volunteers in order to document our accomplishments and recruit for future projects.
Project Hosts greet and check-in volunteers and may also educate the public about the volunteers’ work that day. This is a great way to get involved with WRV’s mission if the physical work is too demanding.
WRV Staff Liaison (WSL, pronounced “whistle”) is a staff position that supports the volunteer leadership team in accomplishing WRV’s mission and goals. Meet our WSLs