Members of the Volunteer Hiking Patrol (VHP), one of five patrol groups in the Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol of the East Bay Regional Park District, walk, hike, and run on District trails. VHP members meet other District visitors, provide them with education and safety advice, and encourage them to follow District rules. In their patrol activities, VHP members help to:
The Volunteer Hiking Patrol has been supporting the East Bay Regional Park District since 1994. Like all Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol members, we carry District volunteer photo ID cards.
Volunteer Hiking Patrol members spend a minimum of 100 hours each year patrolling trails in the District. Members also attend monthly membership meetings, on the third Tuesday evening of each month (except December), at District headquarters in Oakland. Members are expected to attend at least eight of those eleven annual monthly meetings.
If you are willing and able to join this patrol group, please request more information by completing the online form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.