A crew leader (CL) is trained to motivate, guide, and instruct volunteers in effective, safe, and enjoyable ecological restoration. Due to the direct contact with volunteers, the CL role is extremely important to the success of WRV in fulfilling its goal to heal the land and build community.
Crew leaders guide volunteers to safely complete a project section and ensure the volunteer experience is personally rewarding. This ensures volunteers return for future projects.
Crew leader candidates should have some experience working on WRV projects prior to entering the training program. It is helpful to have some experience with landscaping tools and techniques but is not required.
Complete the crew leader training program and at least one mentoring session.
Attend project orientation sessions if needed and arrive early to the project location to prepare for volunteers.
Crew lead on at least two projects each season.
Receive direction from the project leader, crew leader manager, and technical advisors. Follow the directions provided to guide volunteers working on a project.