VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
- Boots or sturdy closed toe shoes
- Eye protection
- Long pants
- Helmet or hard hat: bring yours or borrow ours
- Water and snacks
- Appropriate clothing for the weather. There is generally NO shelter at the work site.
- Medication that you might need (i.e., epi pen, inhaler, etc)
- Most work sites DO NOT have cell service. Crew leaders will carry radios for emergencies.
- If you decide to leave early you will need your own transportation; some work sites require a high clearance vehicle.
- Many work events are appropriate for well-supervised children over the age of five. We love seeing families come out to work together, but please keep the following in mind:
- Some work events are not safe for children under 14 and will be posted as such.
- Consider the weather, distance to hike to job site, and your child’s temperament, physical abilities and experience in the outdoors before deciding to bring your child.
- Children need PPE, too: Gloves, glasses, sturdy shoes or boots; our hard hats will fit, or you can bring a helmet from home.
- All children under age 18 must have an OPRD (Oregon Parks and Recreation Department) waiver signed by THEIR OWN parent or guardian for EVERY work party. If you arrive with children other than your own who do not have signed waivers they may not join the work event. Download the waiver HERE to sign ahead of time.
- For children under age 14, there must be one adult providing DIRECT supervision for every four children. Please do not expect crew leaders or other volunteers to keep an eye on your children.
- We know you love your four-legged companion, but dogs can be a distraction or even a danger at work events. Please consider leaving them at home or coming with a partner who can take the dog for a nature walk while you work. But if you must…
- We ask that you respect land manager regulations (e.g., Silver Falls = Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times.
- Some work parties are not appropriate for dogs and will be posted as such.
- Please do not bring your dog to your FIRST work party experience. You need to assess whether this is a good fit for your pet.
- Please DO NOT plan to leave your dog in your vehicle at the trail head.
- Crew leaders have the difficult task of teaching trail building skills, organizing the project at hand, and doing everything possible to keep all volunteers safe from injury AND still having a good time. Please respect their request if you are asked to remove your dog from the work area.