Trip Co-Leader

We are seeking a few co-leaders to support our trip leaders on Shoestring Adventures weekend camping and backpacking trips.

This is an opportunity to attend a Shoestring Adventure for no cost. In exchange, you will act as an extra set of hands and support for the trip leader.


  • Support trip leader to guide groups of 5-10 campers on weekend-long camping and backpacking adventures in Southern California
  • Be a Shoestring Adventures ambassador and bring to life our values and culture
  • Be first to wake and help trip leader prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 12 people
  • Be the sweep on hikes, supporting the back of the pack and keeping everyone positively motivated
  • Assist with unpacking and packing gear at the campground
  • Drive personal vehicle to/from trip locations
  • Co-lead at least one trip in 2016. You may have a full-time job with flexibility to take Friday off. Check out our schedule of upcoming trips.

Required Qualifications

  • Outdoor knowledge with front- and backcountry experience
  • Willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Friendly, positive, upbeat
  • You must own a reliable vehicle
  • Live in or near Los Angeles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Shoestring Adventures alumni


  • You’ll get a FREE ticket to attend the Shoestring Adventures trip as co-leader (Volunteer-based position)
  • You’ll get hands-on experience and training, working directly with a Shoestring Adventures guide and campers!
  • You’ll be well suited to potentially become a Shoestring Adventure guide in 2017
  • Gear discounts and access to free swag on an as-available basis
  • Discount to share with your friends and family to participate on weekend trips

Please complete the Trip Co-Leader Application below to receive more information about this exciting opportunity!


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