Volunteer Resources

Below are some helpful resources for volunteers. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us!

This video is for IPWA Returning Volunteers about COVID-19 Protocols for Summer Patrols in 2020:

IPWA Training Pre-Work:

  • Take the free on-line training from the Eppley Institute, which partners with the USFS:

    • Open the course registration here: The Wilderness Act of 1964 Online Course

    • Select the course and click “Add to Cart”. From there, select “proceed to checkout” and do not provide any credit card information as it is free!

    • You will need to create an account (or login if you already have one), then the course will show up in “My courses”.

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  • Watch the LNT Authority of the Resource Video below:

  • Check out the Wilderness Ranger training video below. While it is specific to USFS Rangers, much of the information also applies to our IPWA volunteers and how we interact with the public.  

IPWA Volunteer Resources:

  • Need a name tag replacement? You can order a new one directly from Arrowhead Awards in Boulder, CO for $7.50. 

    • Address: 2850  Iris  Ave,  Boulder  CO,  80301  (In the  same  building  as  the  Department  of  Motor  Vehicles). Call for hours.

    • Website: www.arrowheadawards.com Phone: (303) 447-9407. Please tell them you with the IPWA and to have them order a new style brass name tag (specify if you'd like the pin back or magnetic back). 

  • IPWA has worked with the Boulder Ranger District (BRD) to offer pro deals on outdoor gear from the ExpertVoice online store (www.expertvoice.com).  Current (active) IPWA volunteers can access the U.S. Forest Service Volunteers Group to receive up to 70% off MSRP on over 300 top outdoor brands (such as Sierra Designs, Mountain House, DeLorme, Gregory, Teva, etc). You must be an active volunteer for the current season and have completed training in order to receive the documentation to access the deals (must be renewed annually). Contact us at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org for more information.


The training materials and handouts for the public are provided to new volunteers at training day (returning volunteers receive updates and can download the latest versions below). The Job Hazard Analysis and Volunteer Agreement forms are e-signed annually on the Volunteer Portal.

  • Training Materials & Legal Forms

IPWA Volunteer Handbook 2020

IPWA Job Hazard Analysis 2020

IPWA Volunteer Agreement 2020

COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Volunteers 2020

IPWA Risk Assessment Spreadsheet 2020


  • Handouts for the Public

IPWA Brochure

USFS Indian Peaks Backcountry Zones Map

IPWA Brainard Summer Trails Brochure & Map

IPWA Brainard Winter Trails Brochure & Map

IPWA James Peak Wilderness Brochure & Map

James Peak Wilderness Topo Map

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: Moose Safety

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: Mountain Lion Safety

  • Other Materials

IPWA WIS Handbook

IPWA Permit Guide

IPWA Contact Form

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