Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of the Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada. We sincerely thank all of our dedicated volunteers! 

We are very fortunate to have such a rich diversity of experience to call upon, their gifts of time and expertise is immeasurable, and the Calgary Section would not be able to function without their dedication! 

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the ACC, meet new people while providing valuable help. There are many ways to help out in the Calgary Section of the ACC. Some are one-time events, while others are longer term and require a regular time commitment. If you are able to help with any of these, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact either the Board Chair or the Membership Chair. 

PROCESS FOR BECOMING A TRIP LEADER

  1. Read the Coordinator’s Handbook
  2. Complete questionnaire for the activity you’re interested in leading. There are questionnaires for the following activities, each managed by the respective ACC Calgary Sport Chairs. For their contact information, please visit the Contact Us page.
    1. Ski Chair – Skiing
    2. Climbing Chair – Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing
    3. Alpine Chair – Mountaineering and Scrambling
    4. Student Rep – Easier student priority trips
  3. Standard First Aid is okay, but Wilderness First Aid is recommended.
  4. Co-lead an ACC trip with someone who has led more than 5 trips in the past two years.
  5. Review the questionnaire with either one of the Sport Chairs, the Training and Leadership Chair, the Vice Chair, the Chair, or someone who has led more than 5 trips in past two years.  The reviewer will also check the references you provided in the questionnaire.  Note the same reviewers can also vet you for hiking, biking, etc., trips if that’s what you’re interested in leading.
  6. A Welcome letter should be sent out by the person that you were working with who made you a Trip Leader.