Equity & Inclusion Leader Toolkit

Created by Mountaineers for Mountaineers, the Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Leader Toolkit is designed to help you foster a culture of belonging in your courses and activities.

As part of our organizational commitment to equity and inclusion, we are working to create a Mountaineers where everyone can feel belonging. Mountaineers volunteers have been working to create an Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Leader Toolkit for our community, designed to help you foster a culture of belonging in your courses and activities. We hope this toolkit is a helpful resource for the many volunteers requesting more E&I support.

Access E&I Leader Toolkit

We've also created a sample presentation you can share in a course lecture about the history and importance of our E&I work.

Download & Customize E&I Presentation

As a reflection of our organizational journey of learning, the E&I Leader Toolkit is meant to be a living document, and it may be updated periodically to include new information or resources. If you have feedback related to the toolkit, or suggestions for how we can make improvements, please email info@mountaineers.org.

Thank you for your ongoing support in creating a Mountaineers where everyone has access to outdoor skills and community.  


A good first step in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts is to become educated on the topic: seek training, read books and articles, watch educational documentaries and videos. Below are relevant links to more general information and resources on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Mountaineers leadership, and Mountaineers programs that help make outdoor recreation more accessible. 




  • ScholarshipsScholarship programs available through The Mountaineers
  • Gear Library: Community resource to make Mountaineers courses, personal adventures, and group outings more sustainable and accessible for anyone interested in spending time outside
  • Olympia Library: Available to all members, the collection includes books, maps, bear and critter resistant containers, and more. The library covers a variety of topics, including books published by Mountaineers Books.