Boston Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Bringing kids outdoors since 1994

On-Trail Roles

For more information, please see our Get Involved page, attend a volunteer orientation, or email


Certified Leader

  • Fulfill the following requirements:
Certified Outings Leader Requirements:In EffectCurrency
1. Be a current Sierra Club memberNowMust be current
2. Be at least 18 years oldNow 
3. Current First AidNowMust be current
4. Complete ICO OLT 101NowRenew every four years
5. Demonstrate skills appropriate to type of tripNow 
6. Assist on at least one ICO OutingNow 
7. Provisionally lead an Outing with positive feedback from Mentor LeaderNowRedo after having not led in the last four years
8. Receive chair approvalNow 
9. Complete an ICO Volunteer ApplicationNowOnce
10. Pass the criminal background check and a DMV check if driverNowRenew every four years
11. Read and sign the ICO Code of EthicsNowOnce
12. Read and sign the Sierra Club Outings Volunteer AgreementNowOnce
13. Complete the Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention TrainingNowAnnually
14. Complete any additional ICO Group requirementsNowPer local guidelines

Agency Liaison

  • Act as contact person between ICO and participating agencies
  • Negotiate participation agreements with agencies
  • Assist ICO officers in matching leaders to agencies
  • Provide training coordinator with agency feedback on leaders
  • Coordinate ongoing agency recruitment efforts; report at monthly meetings
  • Consolidate and confirm the proposed outing dates from each agency team, as applicable