Trail Ambassadors

Trail Ambassadors are park docents who help park visitors with anything from directions and first aid to teaching them about the park’s history, flora, fauna and geology. Each year, a class of Ambassadors-in-training participate in an eight-week training program that teaches them to patrol the park, lead hikes, and staff information tables in the Wissahickon and the surrounding community.


Currently there are over 80 active Trail Ambassadors, but we always welcome more. By joining this team, you will become an expert on the Wissahickon and learn about the history and ecology of the park. You’ll interact with park users on a daily basis and become the eyes and ears of FOW. It’s a great, important job because it is through Trail Ambassadors that FOW is better able to serve the public and protect the park. Learn more


Contact Outreach manager Sarah Marley at

To become a Trail Ambassador, click here for an application, which can be submitted via email, fax, or post.

Trail Ambassador Accomplishments 2014

  • Performed over 375 park shifts throughout the park.
  • Spoke with over 1,300 park visitors.
  • Led over 60 guided walks and talks in the park.