Thank you for volunteering with NWAC at Trailhead Outreach this season! This program would not be possible without your support. Please use this page to sign up for volunteer dates and find resources for volunteering.

This page is intended for volunteers that have gone through training to support the Trailhead Outreach program. If you have not completed training but are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this form.

Heather Meadows | 2020/21
Gold Creek | 2021/22
Gold Creek | 2020/21

Volunteer Resources

Contact Information

Katie Smith | Outreach Coordinator
Contact for scheduling.
(929) 309-4331
katie.smith@nwac.us

Keeley Rideout | Trailhead Outreach Coordinator
Contact for day-of needs.
(425) 359-9892

Charlotte Guard | Program Director
(360) 298-0331
charlotte@nwac.us

Additional Training

Volunteer Training Recording
Passcode: ^e102CuA

Day-of Resources

FAQs from the public
Common questions you may be asked

Conversation flow
The common flow of conversation with the public

NWAC Tabling Information
Information on NWAC

Volunteer Sign Up

This list includes all Trailhead Outreach dates that still need volunteers. Each date needs four volunteers.

All events start at 8:30 AM unless otherwise noted, please be to the trailhead by 8:00 AM.

Click on column titles to sort events.

Start Date Name Contacts in Campaign THO Volunteer Sign Up
2023-02-04Heather Meadows, Mt Baker THO 2/4/20233
2023-02-25White River West Sno-Park, Mt Hood THO 2/25/20232
2023-02-19Smithbrook, Stevens Pass THO 2/19/20231
2023-02-26White River West Sno-Park, Mt Hood THO 2/26/20230
2023-02-05Heather Meadows, Mt Baker THO 2/5/20230
2023-02-18Smithbrook, Stevens Pass THO 2/18/20230
2023-03-04Blewett Pass THO 3/4/20231
2023-03-05Blewett Pass THO 3/5/20231
2023-02-11Granite Mtn THO 2/11/20232
2023-03-11Hwy 20 Closure (Early Winters) THO 3/11/20232
2023-03-12Hwy 20 Closure (Early Winters) THO 3/12/20231
2023-03-19Lake 22, Mtn Loop Hwy THO 3/19/20232
2023-03-26Mt St Helens THO 3/26/20230
2023-04-02White River West Sno-Park, Mt Hood THO 4/2/20231
2023-03-18Lake 22, Mtn Loop Hwy THO 3/18/20232
2023-03-19Commonwealth Basin, Snoqualmie Pass THO 3/19/20232
2023-03-25Mt St Helens THO 3/25/20230
2023-03-18Commonwealth Basin, Snoqualmie Pass THO 3/18/20231
2023-04-01White River West Sno-Park, Mt Hood THO 4/1/20232


Frequently Asked Questions

What training do I need?

Volunteers must attend an annual 1-hour training with NWAC staff prior to volunteering. This training runs in the fall and covers all program details.

What if I can’t make it to the date I signed up for?

We need at least two people present to run each event, so last minute cancellations may have significant impacts on the program. Please keep this in mind when you’re signing up for dates. Should you need to cancel, we ask that do so at least two weeks in advance by emailing Katie Smith (katie.smith@nwac.us)

Will events be cancelled for weather?

NWAC staff will monitor weather and road conditions prior to each event. Cancellation decisions will typically be made the evening prior to the event and will be communicated over text. If you have any concerns about weather or road conditions please reach out to Katie Smith (katie.smith@nwac.us).

How will I know if my date has been cancelled or changed?

We will only cancel events for bad weather or road conditions. This will be communicated to you via text the evening prior to the event. If our staff needs to change the location of the event, we will select a trailhead within the same forecasting zone and communicate the change as soon as possible.

Can I bring a friend, family member, or dog?

Unfortunately, only trained volunteers can represent NWAC under the tent. We ask that any visitors greet you and move on to enjoy the snow and allow room for other travelers to approach! We also do not allow dogs or other pets to be present at events.

Can I give travel advice to the public?

You may not give out any travel advice except for what is explicitly written in that day’s forecast. Please refer people to www.nwac.us for forecast information and education opportunities. You may defer challenging interactions to NWAC staff present at the trailhead.

2022/23 Trailhead Outreach Calendar

This calendar has all Trailhead Outreach dates for the 2022/23 season.