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Ramble Guide

At your favorite walking location
Connecting people to the land has been at the core of CFPA's mission since we were founded in 1895. As a CFPA Ramble Guide you are directly connecting people to your favorite outdoor locations.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Lead a minimum of 2 CFPA Rambles per calendar year
  • Attend a minimum of one training per calendar year
  • Agree to a criminal background check
  • Reserve CFPA Ramble dates, locations, & materials with CFPA in a timely fashion (6-8 weeks requested)
  • Be familiar with the trail and safety issues to be a responsible leader
  • Represent CFPA in a knowledgeable and friendly manner
  • Read and become familiar with the Handbook for CFPA Ramble Guides
  • Return Ramble Sign-in Sheets and Reports to the Events & Volunteer Coordinator, and report volunteer hours online at www.ctwoodlands.org/TimeReporting
  • Publicize your CFPA Ramble locally within your community (flyers, newsletters, and event calendars, ...)
Time Commitment: 
Ongoing as desired; Committed to leading two CFPA Rambles per year and attending one CFPA Ramble Guide Training each year
Desired Skills or Experience: 
  • Have a desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Friendly and outgoing behavior
  • Comfortable, positive attitude with children, families, and other community members
  • Respect and appreciation of the landscape and natural world
  • Flexible, creative, and curious disposition
  • Reasonable ability to lead a group in a safe and fun manor
  • Commitment to the mission of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Connecting with like-minded people
  • Sharing your knowledge and passion for the outdoors with your community
  • Invitations to free training programs that support the CFPA Ramble Guide, including First Aid/CPR training
  • FREE CFPA Volunteer T-shirt
  • Invitation to the Annual CFPA Volunteer Dinner