Leader Resources
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Avalanche Safety

November 11, 2018

First Aid

Hiking  & Backpacking
January 12, 2019

November 17, 2018

Outdoor Leadership



November 3, 2019

Sea Kayaking 
February 2, 2019

Backcountry Skiing

Nordic Skiing


Trail Running

For more information, or for help with scheduling an Activity Summit, please contact Nick Block, Volunteer Collaborations Manager.

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Leader Resources

This page is intended to provide answers to 95% of the questions that a Mountaineers volunteer might have about supporting the organization. It contains "how-to" guides for common website questions, links to forms, and information about policies and procedures - as well as other helpful information for activity and course leaders, committees, and branches.


Activities, Courses, and Events

For a basic overview of our activity, course, clinic, seminar, event, and lodge stay structure, please visit our Schedule & Manage page.

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posting and managing WEBSITE CONTENT 

Please follow The Mountaineers Publications Style Guide when posting or managing any content on the website.


The Financial Policies, Procedures, and Forms folder contains financial and policy-related forms for our volunteers, leaders, and contractors.

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Safety guidance, harassment, and Problem Behavior

Please visit the Safety Committee page for complete information about our safety programs and procedures. 

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Like all organizations, we have rules that guide our collective efforts. Please visit the Board Policies page for detailed information about our guiding principles.


For basic information to manage your branch or committee, please visit the Branch & Committees How-To page. For additional resources, please visit the Branch and Committee Administration page. 

  • How do I find my Committee Chair? Visit your My Profile page and select the applicable committee. Your Committee Chair will be listed on the right-hand side of the committee page. Select his/her name to visit their profile page.
  • How do I find my Branch Chair? Visit your My Profile page and select the link to your branch (listed beneath your name). Select "About Us", on the right-hand side of the branch home page. Your Branch Chair will be listed on the right-hand side of the committee page. Select his/her name to visit their profile page.

Leadership Development

Leadership Conference

The Mountaineers Leadership Conference is a one-day conference  at the Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. The program includes both esteemed outdoor professionals and seasoned leaders from our own community at The Mountaineers. A series of interactive sessions explores the many facets of leadership – from honing our decision-making skills, to pedagogy and better teaching, to the "soft-skills" of facilitating positive group dynamics.

The Leadership Conference is an annual event, typically held on the first Saturday in December. Registration opens mid-September. Please keep an eye on our activity calendars and email Sara Ramsay with any questions!

Leadership Development Fund

Each year, The Mountaineers designates funds to support the professional growth of our leaders. These funds are made available to individual leaders – as well as small groups of leaders – to support their attendance at conferences, workshops, courses, and other programs that are relevant to their volunteer leadership. Read more about the Leadership Development Fund and apply for a grant!


Please visit the Permits, Passes, and Fees page for help planning your activities and courses on local, state, and federal lands. Information about applicable permitting is also available in individual Routes & Places listings.

Leader Lines

Leader Lines is a monthly newsletter specifically curated for The Mountaineers' leaders!

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  • Not receiving Leader Lines? Visit your My Profile page and select "My Preferences" to opt into the Leader Lines newsletter.
  • Browse past issues of Leader Lines in the Leader Lines Archive.
  • Have an article, blog post, or leadership opportunity for an upcoming edition of Leader Lines? Email Sara Ramsay to share your idea!

Shared activity RESOURCES

Our Shared Activity Resources folder is place where our leaders can share materials (and view resources shared by others) relevant to specific activities or programs.

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Learn about getting involved with our Youth Programs.


As a part of the Progressive Climbing Education initiative, The Mountaineers is investing in eLearning to complement our existing courses. Our goal is to work with all of our branches to create meaningful, engaging, and high quality eLearning lessons that will benefit current and future Mountaineers for years to come! Read more on the eLearning Information Hub and in our blog.

It is our sincere hope that our leaders will join us as an eLearning volunteer to be a part of these efforts. We need your help, expertise, and ideas! By completing the following forms, you can submit your ideas for new courses or sign up for our volunteer roster.

Become a leader!

Are you interested in becoming a leader for The Mountaineers?Please visit the following pages for additional information or get in touch with Member Services!


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