for urban youth and adults
Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO) is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. ICO is dedicated to providing outdoor opportunities to people that would not otherwise have them, including low-income youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. ICO is made up entirely of volunteer leaders who organize a variety of outdoor adventures, including hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, caving, horseback and service learning for people of all ages and abilities. Through these outings, participants are introduced to the wilderness, the Sierra Club and its values, and how to tread lightly by using Leave No Trace ethics.
ICO volunteers work through partnerships with selected elementary, middle, and high schools and agencies serving youth in the Tucson area. Our youth range in age from 8 to 20, and represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. ICO provides food, transportation and leaders trained in first-aid, CPR, environmental education and youth leadership. We are always looking to form new partnerships.
Tucson's ICO program is in constant need of energetic new volunteers to drive Tucson youth to get active. Many volunteers give their time, sweat, and brilliance, to provide exciting learning and exploring opportunities for the youth. ICO stays successful by continuing to attract interested people with an active concern for our community's future. Learn more about volunteering with Tucson ICO.