Volunteers are welcome to join any ICO outing. Assistance is always needed and appreciated! Volunteers accompany the hikes, interacting with the kids and supporting the leader. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to help out and have fun!
General Hike Logistics
Hikes occur throughout the week, but mostly on Saturdays. Although there are some longer hikes and over night trips, most hikes are day hikes and are approximately 1.5 to 4 miles in length.
The 4 Steps To Becoming an ICO Volunteer
- Join the Sierra Club!
- Attend a New Volunteer Orientation.
All meetings are held at the Sierra Club Office:
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92111
Review our calendar page for dates and times.
- Complete the ICO Application Packet.
(available in both PDF.)
Send it to our Volunteer Coordinator:
1804 Garnet Ave., No. 505
San Diego, CA 92109
The following table illustrates the detailed requirements for volunteering, becoming a leader, assisting, and being a guest on an ICO outing.
|Be At Least 18 Years of Age||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sierra Club Membership||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Signed Volunteer Application||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Signed Code of Ethics||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Signed Volunteer Agreement||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Good driving record (DMV record)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|1st Aid /CPR or Wilderness 1st Aid||No||Yes||No||No|
|SD ICO Leader Training||No||Yes||No||No|
|Qualified in skill for trip||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Assist on at least two trips||No||Yes||No||No|
|Lead ‘checkout’ trip||No||Yes||No||No|