The 2019 Volunteer Paddle Trip Leader Training has now come to a close. Check back at the beginning of 2020 for a new schedule.

Our summer staff volunteer paddle trip leaders are the heart of TRK trips and tours, using their paddling skills and passion for the river to inspire others to enjoy the recreational and educational opportunities that the river provides. Volunteers ensure that participants have a safe and enjoyable time on the river by serving as ambassadors for our mission – to protect, restore and enjoy the Tualatin River.

Our basic paddle volunteer training includes a classroom session on what volunteers do, a pool session to practice basic water safety and rescues, a First Aid & CPR-class, and two additional classroom sessions to learn about the Tualatin River’s natural and cultural history.

Training usually occurs in late winter to early spring on Saturdays and occassional weeknights.