Volunteer Spotlight: McKenzie Bannister

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! McKenzie (pictured left) volunteered for our summer outdoor rock climbing series and kayaking series. In both programs she was personable and supportive and helped participants reach new heights (literally!). “McKenzie…

Volunteer Spotlight: Glenn Chapin

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Glenn Chapin (pictured left) volunteers with our Saturday alpine programs at Stevens Pass. Thank you Glenn for your dedication to our program and participants! “Glenn’s unwavering attitude and flexibility within…

SUCCESS STORY: Miles of Smiles for Sofi

At Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park, individuals with disabilities can be fitted for and rent different types of adaptive cycles to try and ride around the park for an hour, a day, or rent a cycle for a week. Sofi and her mom, Tracey, stopped into the Adaptive Cycling Center almost every week during the summer of 2018 trying out different…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kay Ishii

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Kay Ishii (pictured right) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All for over 20 years and is the Lead Volunteer for our Nordic Touring Programs. Thank you Kay for your…

Volunteer Spotlight: Carson Vache

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Carson Vache (pictured right) has been volunteering with Outdoors for All since high school and spent his Friday nights in our Summit at Snoqualmie ski program! Thank you Carson for…

SUCCESS STORY: Snowboarding, Austin’s Sport

Confidence can be built through many avenues. For some, it’s finding success in an activity, hobby or sport., something to feel ownership over. For Austin, Koszorus, it was built through snowboarding. Not only has his confidence been built, but his social connections, physical strength, and independence. The last three years, he’s been mastering his skill in his sports and making connections through Outdoors for All…

SUCCESS STORY: The Athlete, Agatha

“Outdoors For All has done far more than just helping Agatha learn to ski, it has given us the opportunity to experience things as a family that we didn’t think possible. Outdoors For All has given Agatha the confidence to know that disability does not mean inability.” Samantha Holloway | Mother of Agatha, Outdoors for All Participant Agatha has been trying to participate with Outdoors…

Volunteer Spotlight: Phil Arminger

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Phil Arminger (pictured right) has been a constant presence in our Nordic Programs for many years. Thank you Phil for your tireless commitment to make our Nordic Programs the best…

Volunteer Spotlight: Walter Voll

Outdoors for All programs would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers! With over 800 volunteers each year, it’s hard to pick out just one, but here is our new Volunteer Spotlight! Walter Voll (pictured left) is spotlighted from our Stevens Sunday Program. Thank you Walter for your amazing impact!! “Walter has been with Outdoors for All for a number of years.…

SUCCESS STORY: Transforming lives of participants and volunteers

In January, our Summit Friday Night program was visited by King 5’s Evening, to highlight the life transforming outcomes of our winter programs. This two minute video shows, not only how these programs affect participant’s lives, but the lives of our dedicated volunteers. King 5 Evening video “I had this intuition that it would be rewarding when I started volunteering, but I really underestimated how…