The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is primarily built and maintained by Volunteers organized into 21 local Chapters throughout the state by our non-profit partner the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Materials and training are provided through the Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program of the National Park Service. Volunteering through the National Park Service's Volunteers-In-Parks Program comes with responsibilities that all volunteers are required to follow. Please click HERE to review the 'Professionalism in the Workforce' policy agreed upon by the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Ice Age Trail Alliance.
Volunteer Safety Handbook includes important information about safety, the safe use of tools and equipment, and injury reporting instructions.
NPS Occupational Safety and Health Plan is a required document for all National Park sites.
The Job Description Library is provided for Chapter Leaders to print out and attach it to the 301A Agreement Form. This will reduce the time it takes to generate the final Agreement Form.
It is important that all volunteers are aware of potential hazards and safety procedures related to their assigned tasks. The Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) listings are numbered for easy reference, and correspond to the Job Descriptions. Volunteers should be informed of these and provided hard copies as requested.
Having fun and enjoying the trail safely is important. The Tailgate Safety Series is available for viewing and use by both volunteers and other trail users. Relevant topics should be reviewed at beginning of the work day or hike to ensure a safe experience.Chainsaws, Driving, General Hiking, HAZMA Encounters, Heat Disorders, Hike Leader, Hydration, Hypothermia, Insects/Snakes/Animals, Lyme Disease, Thunderstorms, Violent Enounters
Last updated: September 19, 2021