Carrie Spector above Tuolomne Meadows

You too can be an outings leader!

Do you have favorite hikes you like to show your friends or are you a person who likes to try new trails? You may want to consider becoming an outings leader. Rainbow Sierrans is made up of volunteers—people like you, volunteering to lead hikes and other outings. To become a hike leader follow these five steps.

1. You must first be a current member of both the Sierra Club and Rainbow Sierrans.
2. Complete the Sierra Club online Outings Leader Basic Training 101. The new OLT Learners guide may be downloaded here. A face-to-face OLT 101 course—if it is offered—also meets this requirement.
3. First Aid. Each RS outings leader must maintain first aid certification. This is required for us to have coverage under Sierra Club's insurance. RS will reimburse the cost of a first aid course up to $75.
4. Co-lead at least one outing with a certified, experienced outings leader. 

5. Lead a "provisional outing" where you plan and conduct an outing yourself with a mentor as your co-leader.

When you have completed the above requirements, please scan your first aid card and your OLT 101 certificate and email them to the RS Outings Chair at this email address: outings@rainbowsierrans.org.  

Act today! Get out there and lead those hikes, tie those practice slings, and become part of the great cadre of Rainbow Sierrans outings leaders.

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