Specialized Volunteer Activities
(require special application and training)
Trail Ambassadors (formerly Trail Monitors)
Since 2005, Cleveland Metroparks and its visitors have benefitted from the service of Trail Ambassador (formerly known as Trail Monitor) volunteers. These volunteers monitor Park District trails, including some of the new Lakefront properties, to interact with visitors, alert management crews to any hazardous situation and be first responders in emergencies on the trails.
Trail Ambassadors are pairs of volunteers who are First Aid/CPR certified and hike or bike throughout the Park District from May through December. Trail Ambassador volunteers are expected to donate a minimum of 40 hours during the season. Optional winter monitoring is available after completion of the first regular season. Convenient online scheduling allows volunteers to choose their date, time and monitor location.
Trail Ambassador volunteers, age 30 and older, are invited to participate in this fun and rewarding volunteer activity. Prospective volunteers must complete a supplement application, participate in an interview, and submit to a background check. If accepted, volunteers must attend a training class and First Aid/CPR certification class, if not currently certified. Applications are due by early February each year.
For an application or additional information about becoming a Trail Ambassador, contact Volunteer Services at 440-253-2145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleveland Metroparks Volunteer Services
Watershed Stewardship Center
2277 West Ridgewood Drive
Parma, OH 44134
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