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TKU Leadership School – Crew Leader School

July 16, 2022 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This event will give current and up and coming ACL’s (and current CL’s who would like a refresher) a chance to learn and practice new skills

This event will give current and up and coming ACL’s (and current CL’s who would like a refresher) a chance to learn and practice new skills

Crew Leader: Josh, Susan, and Loren.

Hike Distance: <2 miles

Elevation Gain: <500 feet

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate


This event is our updated Crew Leader Training and is open to:

  • TKO volunteers who are working towards becoming Assistant Crew Leaders and;
  • Current ACLs desiring to move from ACL into a full Crew Leader role and;
  • Staff and partners who are interested in crew leadership training opportunities

This event features sessions on:

  • TKO’s leadership culture about safety, inclusiveness and the quality of stewardship for the volunteer experience and the trails we tend to. 
  • How we build and maintain relationships with other stewardship partners
  • Overview of the project planning process
  • Event planning, coordination and management 
  • How to facilitate and steward the volunteer experience
  • Working with a diverse array of volunteers
  • Crew Leader commitments 


What to bring:

  • Sturdy boots – please bring sturdy boots that will protect your toes from sharp tools. For safety reasons, we cannot allow tennis shoes, sandals etc. during the trail work sessions. 
  • Long sleeved shirt and work pants – wear what you won’t mind getting dirty in
  • Rain gear and warm layers as needed for the weather.
  • Work gloves – we will have loaner pairs available
  • Water bottle – 2L minimum highly recommended
  • A lunch and snacks for the day
  • Daypack – for carrying all of the above

This class is designed to be an on-trail, experience based training. Please come prepared to participate in thoughtful and challenging discussions, learn new leadership skills, and, of course, do some trail work!


Directions will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own gloves, cloth masks, and hand sanitizer.

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete a post-event survey.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.


July 16, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


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