I will read through the pre-trip training sent to me upon confirmation of my volunteer date.
I will carry a radio and walkie-talkie issued by Parks Canada, for which I will be trained by the guide on the morning of the hike.
I will carry bear spray issued by Parks Canada, for which I will be trained by the guide on the morning of the hike.
I will follow the instructions given by the Parks Canada guide.
I will help with group management as directed by the guide (e.g. position myself at the back of the hiking group, encourage any slower-paced hikers, ensure the group remains on the trail, keep the group together).
I will be courteous towards other hikers on the trail.
I will assist the guide in monitoring the security of the Burgess Shale fossils and report any suspicious behaviour to the guide.
I will assist the guide with administering first aid, as requested.
I am prepared to stay with an injured party member or escort a group member down the trail at the request of the guide. In this uncommon situation, the volunteer might not get to complete the entire hike. You can register for a free hike as a client, in the same year, if you are required to escort someone off the trail.
I will provide at least 4 days’ notice if I am unable to volunteer on my confirmed hike date.