SF ICO Volunteer Forms

These forms, available here for general reference, are part of the online application new volunteers must sign:

Code of Ethics

Volunteer Agreement

SF ICO confirmed volunteers can log into the "Private Site" at the top right of this screen to access a full set of volunteer resources.

Bay Area Trails

Bay Nature Trail Finder. Look at over 160 great hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area. See mileage, length, and difficulty. Plus, locate it on the map.

AnyPlaceAmerica.com offers over 1 million free topographic maps for points of interest in the United States. Search for  nearby water, land and man made points of interests by name or geo-location in addition to viewing images and maps.

Environmental Education Programs

Gateway Mountain Center at Clair Tappan Lodge - Great environmental education opportunities. Scholarships available.  Contact Peter Mayfield directly. peter@sierraexperience.org (530) 205-6245.

Trips for Kids - Scenic day-long mountain biking adventures in Marin County, Golden Gate Park or in East Bay at Richmond Point Pinole Regional Park where the kids learn bike skills, self-confidence, and environmental awareness. $25 - $50 per/group fee.


DonorsChoose - Public school teachers post classroom project requests on this site, and donors give any amount to the project that most inspires him/her.


Transit and Trails - Connects you to parks and open spaces by helping you Find, Plan and Share your outdoor adventures.

Golden Gate National Park Conservancy Shuttle  - Several shuttle services offer public transportation to and from GGNRA parks. E.g. Muir Woods Shuttle, Fort Baker Shuttle, PresidiGO, Marin Headlands Shuttle. 


There are many opportunities for training

Wilderness first aid classes

Foster Calm - Many SF Bay ICO leaders have taken WFA classes through Foster Calm.
Wilderness Emergency Care - Classes offered through SF Bay Chapter free of charge to outings leaders.

Outdoor training for teachers and youth workers

Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT)

Sierra Club outdoor leader training

Outdoor Leadership and Training
Outdoor Leader Training 101[To login to this site, click the link and follow directions in left column.]
Outdoor Leader Training 201[To login to this site, click the link and follow directions in left column.]

Local and national Sierra Club links

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