Today's Lesson: People Power


Big City Mountaineers’ main volunteer opportunity is the need for qualified adults to join us for our week-long wilderness expeditions as positive adult role models for the urban teens we serve. As a BCM volunteer Team Member, you will be one of 4-5 adults responsible for leading a single-gender group of 4-5 teens on a 7-day backpacking trip in California, Colorado or the Pacific Northwest or an 8-day paddling trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Your team will include a Youth Agency Leader and will be led by a qualified Instructor with both outdoor and youth experience.  This may be the first backcountry experience for the teens and youth agency leader.

As safety and the quality of our programming are of utmost importance for these trips, volunteers on our weeklong trips must meet certain requirements.

Expedition Volunteer Requirements

Click here for a complete Volunteer Job Description

Apply to Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a BCM Mentor, please contact us here. Please check out the New Volunteer Information Page to answer other questions you may have.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering, contact our Volunteer and Staffing Manager.