Trip Leaders are experienced members who volunteer their time to share outdoor adventure experiences with up and coming adventurers. Trip Leaders are not paid guides and should not be expected to run trips just for you.
Every member is encouraged to be a Trip Leader. As well as supporting the club, it is a great way to develop leadership, interpersonal and risk management skills. Trips do not need to be complex. The simple ones are often the best.
To run a trip, firstly identify an activity or location that is within your ability. If in doubt, contact the relevant activity officer for options and discuss potential plans before posting a trip.
ANUMC Safety Policies and Procedures
In 2015 the ANUMC developed a set of principles detailing safety processes for club activities. These Safety Principles were consolidated in 2020 into the ANUMC Safety Policies and Procedures which includes duty of care, minimum equipment, supervision ratios, activity best practices and emergency procedures. Although they may seem overwhelming at first, the processes are mostly common sense and can be tailored to suit the complexity of the trip.
Trip Leaders need to be familiar with the ANUMC Safety Policies and Procedures before leading a trip.
Posting a Trip
Trips are posted through this website by logging in and selecting Create a Trip from the left menu (Create a Simple Trip should only be used for social activities). Most fields on the trip creation web-form are self-explanatory. If you are unsure contact an activity officer.
When the activity status is changed from Draft to Pending, the applicable activity officer is automatically notified. If they are happy with the plan, they will approve it and it will appear on the Trip Calendar.
Drivers are essential for running many club trips, so it’s appropriate that they are compensated the cost of their petrol.