Come join our volunteer community this summer and share your love for the outdoors with our participants! Our kayak, paddleboard, rock climbing, and cycling series provide people with disabilities the opportunity to stay active, socialize, and learn new skills. Click on the dropdown menus below to learn more and to sign-up!

Paddling

KAYAK SERIES - SAIL SAND POINT AND LAKE SAMMAMISH

Outdoors for All’s kayak series offers participants a safe, fun atmosphere to learn and practice paddling techniques. Volunteers will captain a tandem kayak and provide overall supervision to participants on the water. Volunteers will also assist Outdoors for All staff with setup and cleanup, which includes lifting boats, paddles, and other equipment; group management; and other duties as assigned.

Volunteers:

  • Read through the kayak volunteer job description
  • Use the tabs below and sign-up for a kayak series. 
  • Complete required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for. There are both in-person and virtual trainings.

Sign-up Link

When: June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25

Time: 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 16 or older.
  • Ability to commit to all four program days strongly needed and encouraged. You will be able to indicate dates you are available in the sign up form.
  • Attend and complete all required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for.
  • Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and abilities.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings. 
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking gear. You can bring your own PFD if you would like.

Training

  • In-Person
    • June 20 and June 25 (choose one when signing up)
    • 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Sail Sand Point
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Kayak Training (complete annually)


Sign-up Link

When: August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29

Time: 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 16 or older.
  • Ability to commit to all four program days strongly needed and encouraged. You will be able to indicate dates you are available in the sign up form.
  • Attend and complete all required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for.
  • Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds.
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and abilities.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking gear. You can bring your own PFD if you would like.

Training

  • In-Person
    • August 1 (choose when signing up)
    • 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Sail Sand Point
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Kayak Training (complete annually)


Sign-up Link

When: July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30

Time: 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Location: Lake Sammamish State Park

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 16 or older.
  • Ability to commit to all four program days strongly needed and encouraged. You will be able to indicate dates you are available in the sign up form.
  • Attend and complete all required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for.
  • Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds.
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and abilities.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking gear. You can bring your own PFD if you would like.

Training

  • In-Person
    • July 2 (Choose when signing up)
    • 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Kayak Training (complete annually)


DAY CAMP KAYAKING


Sign-up Link

About: Kayak volunteers are needed throughout the summer at our Adult Adventure Day Camps! Volunteers will pilot a tandem kayak and provide group support.

Where: Lake Sammamish State Park and Magnuson Park

When:

July 8 – Lake Sammamish

July 9 – Magnuson Park 

July 23 – Magnuson Park 

July 24 – Lake Sammamish

August 20 – Magnuson Park 

August 21 – Lake Sammamish

Time:

9:15 AM – 2:00 PM for Lake Sammamish

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM for Magnuson Park. 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels and abilities
  • Completion of all required virtual trainings. Click here to enroll in the below trainings:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Kayak Training (complete annually)

Sign-up Link

About: Kayak volunteers are needed throughout the summer at our Youth Camps! Volunteers will pilot a tandem kayak and provide group support.

Where: Lake Sammamish State Park and Magnuson Park

When:

July 1 – Magnuson Park

July 2 – Lake Sammamish

July 15 – Magnuson Park

July 16 – Lake Sammamish

July 29 – Magnuson Park

July 30 – Lake Sammamish

August 12 – Magnuson Park 

August 13 – Lake Sammamish

Time:

9:15 AM – 2:00 PM for Lake Sammamish

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM for Magnuson Park 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels and abilities
  • Completion of all required virtual trainings. Click here to enroll in the below trainings:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Kayak Training (complete annually)


PADDLE BOARDING - MAGNUSON PARK AND LAKE SAMMAMISH


Sign-up Link

About:

Join us for our paddleboard program! This program offers the opportunity for our participants to learn and practice paddle boarding in a fun safe environment. We will paddle along the shores of lake Washington. The focus is to have an enjoyable time paddling while teaching some new skills along the way!

Dates: July 13, July 20, July 27

Time: 8:15 AM – 11:15 AM 

Location: Sail Sand Point in Magnuson Park

Equipment: Paddleboard, paddles, PFDs, and safety equipment will be provided

Responsibilities: 

  1. Intermediate paddle boarding skills in order so you can focus on helping others
  2. Provide basic paddle board instruction to participants on land and water if needed or desired.
  3. Assist participants with balancing on the paddleboard, which may include riding on the back of the same paddleboard that the participant is paddling on, or paddling alongside a participant on a separate paddleboard
  4. Provide a safe, fun, positive, helpful learning experience for Outdoors for All participants.
  5. Provide assistance for a rescue in the event of a capsize or other emergency.
  6. Assist Outdoors for All staff with setup and cleanup of event, which includes lifting boats, paddles, and other equipment. 
  1. Responsible for helping to maintain the integrity of the equipment.
  2. Assist Outdoors for All with group management.
  3. Engage participants throughout the activity
  4. Listen and follow staff instructions

Other Expectations: 

  1. No phone usage, unless for emergencies
  2. Be Punctual.
  3. Utilize safe and appropriate equipment.
  4. Adhere to Outdoors for All’s policies and procedures
  5. Read all emails and other communications from Outdoors for All staff, and respond if necessary.

Requirements:

  1. Must be 16 or older. For military kayaking events you must be 21+
  2. Attend and complete all required trainings (specified below)
  3. Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds.
  4. Must have strong swimming skills
  5. Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and abilities.
  6. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations.
  7. Pass a Washington State Background check
  8. Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the paddle boards, paddles, PFDs, and all other paddle gear. You can bring your own PFD if you would like.

Training: 

  • In-person
    • June 29 (choose when signing up)
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Sail Sand Point at Magnuson Park
    • We will provide paddleboards, paddles, and PFDs. Come dressed to get wet with shoes/sandals that will stay on your feet. 
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)


Sign-up Link

About: Join us for our second year of paddle boarding! We will paddle along the shores of Lake Sammamish. Volunteers will be paired 1:1 with a participant and provide coaching with guidance from the program lead. Volunteers will assist participants with balancing on the paddleboard, which may include riding on the back of the same paddleboard that the participant is paddling on, or paddling alongside a participant on a separate paddleboard. Volunteers will also assist with event setup and cleanup. 

Dates: August 5, August 12, August 19

Time: 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Location: Lake Sammamish 

Equipment: Paddleboard, paddles, PFDs, and safety equipment will be provided

Responsibilities: 

  1. Intermediate paddle boarding skills in order so you can focus on helping others
  2. Provide basic paddle board instruction to participants on land and water if needed or desired.
  3. Assist participants with balancing on the paddleboard, which may include riding on the back of the same paddleboard that the participant is paddling on, or paddling alongside a participant on a separate paddleboard
  4. Provide a safe, fun, positive, helpful learning experience for Outdoors for All participants.
  5. Provide assistance for a rescue in the event of a capsize or other emergency.
  6. Assist Outdoors for All staff with setup and cleanup of event, which includes lifting boats, paddles, and other equipment. 
  1. Responsible for helping to maintain the integrity of the equipment.
  2. Assist Outdoors for All with group management.
  3. Engage participants throughout the activity
  4. Listen and follow staff instructions

Other Expectations: 

  1. No phone usage, unless for emergencies
  2. Be Punctual.
  3. Utilize safe and appropriate equipment.
  4. Adhere to Outdoors for All’s policies and procedures
  5. Read all emails and other communications from Outdoors for All staff, and respond if necessary.

Requirements:

  1. Must be 16 or older. For military kayaking events you must be 21+
  2. Attend and complete all required trainings (specified below)
  3. Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds.
  4. Must have strong swimming skills
  5. Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and abilities.
  6. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations.
  7. Pass a Washington State Background check
  8. Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the paddle boards, paddles, PFDs, and all other paddle gear. You can bring your own PFD if you would like.

Training: 

  • In-person
    • July 29 (choose when signing up)
    • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Lake Sammamish
    • We will provide paddleboards, paddles, and PFDs. Come dressed to get wet with shoes/sandals that will stay on your feet. 
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)


Rock Climbing

ROCK CLIMBING SERIES

Outdoors for All’s rock climbing series offers participants a safe, fun atmosphere to learn and practice climbing techniques. We provide a top roped climbing experience for our participants and operate at Deception Wall off Exit 38. Volunteers will ensure participants are wearing properly fitted helmets and harnesses; belay participants; engage participants throughout the activity; give helpful instruction to improve climbing technique; and other duties as assigned.

We also need lead volunteers to lead climb and set anchors for climbing routes. 

Volunteer drivers and vehicle chaperones will transport participants from Magnuson Park to Exit 38 using an Outdoors for All vehicle.

Volunteers:

Sign-up Link

When: June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17

Time:

Volunteers: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Lead Volunteers: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Driver and Vehicle Chaperone: 3:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Lead Volunteers: Must be able to safely lead belay a climber. Must have experience with building quad anchors and some other sport anchor. Be proficient at setting and cleaning anchors.
  • Must be 16 or older
  • Ability to commit to all three program days strongly needed and encouraged. You will be able to indicate dates you are unavailable in the sign up form if you cannot commit to all days.
  • Attend and complete all required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for (see “Volunteer Training” tab)
  • Must have previous rock climbing and belay experience
  • Prior to belaying in our program, volunteers must be checked off to belay by a qualified staff member. Volunteers must demonstrate the ability to properly load a GriGri, tie and check a figure 8 follow through knot, demonstrate proper belay technique, and lower a climber.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: please bring your own helmet, harness, and shoes to climb in. Any personal equipment used must be checked by an Outdoors for All staff member. We will provide grigris and carabiners and all other climbing equipment for participants to climb.
  • Completion of all required virtual trainings

Training

  • In-person
    • June 11
    • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Exit 38
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Rock Climbing Training (complete annually)

Sign-up Link

When: August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28

Time:

Volunteers: 5:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Lead Volunteers: 4:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Driver and Vehicle Chaperone: 3:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Lead Volunteers: Must be able to safely lead belay a climber. Must have experience with building quad anchors and some other sport anchor. Be proficient at setting and cleaning anchors.
  • Must be 16 or older.
  • Ability to commit to all three program days strongly needed and encouraged. You will be able to indicate dates you are unavailable in the sign up form if you cannot commit to all days.
  • Attend and complete all required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for (see “Volunteer Training” tab)
  • Must have previous rock climbing and belay experience
  • Prior to belaying in our program, volunteers must be checked off to belay by a qualified staff member. Volunteers must demonstrate the ability to properly load a GriGri, tie and check a figure 8 follow through knot, demonstrate proper belay technique, and lower a climber.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: please bring your own helmet, harness, and shoes to climb in. Any personal equipment must be checked by an Outdoors for All staff member. We will provide grigris and carabiners and all other climbing equipment for participants to climb.

Training

  •  In-person
    • July 31
    • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Exit 38
  • Virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)
    • Rock Climbing Training (complete annually)


DAY CAMP ROCK CLIMBING


Sign-up Link

About: Come hang out with day camp at the outdoor rock wall at the Mountaineers in Magnuson Park! We will need support setting up equipment, fitting participants in harnesses and belaying throughout the program. This opportunity is for rock climbing volunteers who have already been belay checked with Outdoors for All.

Where: Outdoor rock wall at the Mountaineers in Magnuson Park

When:

June 24

June 27

July 15

July 18

August 14

August 15

August 28*

August 29*

Time: 11:45 AM – 3:30 PM.

*10 AM – 12 PM

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be belay checked with Outdoors for All.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels and abilities
  • Completion of required virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)


Sign-up Link

About: Come hang out with day camp at the outdoor rock wall at the Mountaineers in Magnuson Park! We will need support setting up equipment, fitting participants in harnesses and belaying throughout the program. This opportunity is for rock climbing volunteers who have already been belay checked with Outdoors for All.

Where: Outdoor rock wall at the Mountaineers in Magnuson Park

When:

June 24

June 26

July 10

July 12

July 24

July 26

August 7

August 19

August 22

August 28*

August 29*

Time: 11:45 AM – 3:30 PM

*12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must be belay checked with Outdoors for All.
  • Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations as stated in the virtual trainings.
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels and abilities
  • Completion of required virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)


Cycling 

ADAPTIVE CYCLING CENTER SUPPORT

Magnuson Park Sign-up Link

Lake Sammamish State Park Sign-up Link

About: Our Adaptive Cycling Center is open 7 days a week from 10 AM – 5 PM at Magnuson Park and Lake Sammamish State Park. Adaptive cycles are free for participants to use in the park thanks to our partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation. 

Volunteers will support the Adaptive Cycling Center on weekends and heavy-use days. Volunteers will greet participants, discuss bike options, ensure liability waivers are signed, perform A B C Quick checks, give Magnuson Park and Lake Sammamish State Park tours, provide route suggestions, and more! Bike maintenance skills and knowledge are not required.

Dates: Weekends and heavy use days from May 18 – September 30 

Times: 9:30 AM – 1 PM (flexible based on volunteer availability)

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older 

Virtual Training:

  • Completion of required virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)

ADAPTIVE CYCLING CENTER SUPPORT: OFF-SITE DAYS

Sign-up Link

About: On select Sundays during the summer, we take the Adaptive Cycling Center on the road to provide bikes for communities that may have trouble getting to Magnuson Park. 

Volunteers in this role will support staff in setting-up the event by loading and unloading bikes from a trailer and setting up tents, tables and marketing materials. You will have opportunities to engage with the public about Outdoors for All programs, and ensure our riders are ready to roll by completing waivers and fitting helmets.  

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM

Dates and Locations:

July 14 – Adams St. Boat Launch

July 28 – Jefferson Park

August 11 – Seward Park

August 25 – Jefferson Park

September 8 – Constellation Park 

September 22 – Genessee Park

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older 

Virtual Training:

  • Completion of required virtual Training – use this link to enroll in the below courses:
    • New Volunteer Orientation (only complete once)
    • Participant Protection Policies (complete annually)
    • Disability Awareness (complete annually)

MAGNUSON PARK ACC MAINTENANCE

Sign-up Link

About: With a fleet of over 200 bikes and cycling programs happening almost every day of the summer, we need help maintaining our adaptive bikes! Volunteers in this role will get their hands dirty by cleaning and performing general safety checks on a wide range of bikes. Previous bike-maintenance experience is preferred but not required. We will conduct a brief orientation on your first day and can provide additional bike maintenance skills training as needed.  

Date: Thursdays until the end of September 

Time: 10 AM – 3 PM 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENTS

SUMMER VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY

RSVP

Please RSVP. All volunteers and interested volunteers are welcome! We will have food, drinks, lawn games, and community. Feel free to bring your own games, kayak, paddle board, etc. We will be close to the water!

Parking at Lake Sammamish State Park requires a Discover Pass, or a $10 day pass.

Date: September 15

Time: 12 PM – 3 PM

Location: Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park

GENERAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS  

PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICIES AND REPORTING FORM

PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICIES

SPORT PROTECTION REPORTING FORM

Outdoors for All does not tolerate abuse or neglect of any kind, between any association of staff, volunteers, participants, family members, or caregivers. In Washington State, abuse or neglect is defined as the physical, sexual, or emotional injury of child (or vulnerable adult) by any person under circumstances which cause harm to the individual’s health, welfare, or safety; or the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child (or vulnerable adult) by a person responsible for or providing care to the child.

If there is suspected abuse or neglect, or a claim of abuse or neglect, taking place within an Outdoors for All program, or with a participant who is involved in an Outdoors for All program, Outdoors for All has a legal and ethical responsibility to report such suspensions or claims to the appropriate authorities and/or support investigations into such claims of abuse or neglect.

During an investigation, Outdoors for All may limit the participation of individuals involved in the claim. Outdoors for All does not have an obligation to share the details of an investigation with those involved in the claim, to protect privacy and prevent retaliation of those involved.

Staff and volunteers complete yearly training on abuse and neglect prevention and
reporting practices within Washington State.