Do you have a strong sense of your hike leadership and overall teaching abilities? Is the next step to teach others to become leaders? Share your hiking and outdoors experience by joining the Hike Ontario instructor team to mentor, assess and certify new Safe Hikers and Hike Leaders of all levels.
This unique volunteer opportunity will help Hike Ontario reach our goals of building capacity throughout the province to train hikers right up to the Wilderness levels. Mentoring with a Certified Hike Ontario Instructor, you will learn how to harness all those kilometres you've hiked into public speaking, coaching, hiking technique and group management skills and pass them on to others who want to lead the way like you.
Following our instruction manuals and administration steps, you will learn how to not just give a course but find out how to promote and manage your classes for success with the help of other instructors and the Hike Ontario HQ team.
To apply to become an instructor, candidates must have been certified as a Safe Hiker or a Hike Leader (Certified, Wilderness Day, Wilderness Overnight) or demonstrate significant and validated equivalent experience which will be assessed and verified by Hike Ontario.
Apart from instructing at least 2 courses every 5 years, instructors commit to supporting the overall work of the Certification Committee for the benefit of all instructors, students and Hike Ontario. A $25 annual instructor fee supports vital operational elements such as instructor insurance to give courses across Ontario.
Why do we need you?
To help us reach our goal of providing training and certification opportunities throughout Ontario, having instructors to serve as many regions as possible is vital.
Apply now! Please note applicants must have certification (Safe Hiker, Leader and/or Instructor) or demonstrated experience equal to the level they wish to teach.
Learn more about each training level before you apply.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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