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PROGRAM INFORMATION AND SIGN-UP 

Come join our volunteer community this summer and share your love for the outdoors with our participants! Our kayak, 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! 

KAYAK SERIES

 

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. Must attend all 3 program dates. 
  • Sign-up and complete required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for (see “Volunteer Training” tab)


When: June 23, June 30, July 7

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • 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 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.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking gear.


When: July 21, July 28, August 4

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • 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 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.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking
    gear.


When: August 11, August 18, August 25

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • 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 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.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide the kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking
    gear.


IN-PERSON

When: June 14, June 16, July 10, July 19, August 5 

*Must attend one in-person training. Choose a training that occurs prior to the series you are volunteering for. Training exemptions will be determined on an individual basis. Email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

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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. These volunteers must have the backing of an organization to support that they are competent lead climbers and route setters. 

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

Volunteers:

  • Read through the rock climbing job description
  • If interested in being a lead volunteer, read through the rock climbing lead volunteer job description
  • Use the tabs below and sign-up for a rock climbing series. Must attend all 3 program dates. 
  • Sign-up and complete required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for (see “Volunteer Training” tab)


When: June 22, June 29, July 6

Time:

Volunteers: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Lead Volunteers: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Driver: 3:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide harnesses, ropes, and all other rock climbing
    gear.


When: July 20, July 27, August 3

Time: 

Volunteers: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Lead Volunteers: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Driver: 3:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide harnesses, ropes, and all other rock climbing
    gear.


When: August 10, August 17, August 24

Time: 

Volunteers: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Lead Volunteers: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Driver: 3:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • Pass a Washington State Background check
  • Equipment: no equipment required. We provide harnesses, ropes, and all other rock climbing
    gear.


IN-PERSON

When: June 8, June 15, July 11, August 1

*Must attend one in-person training. Choose a training that occurs prior to the series you are volunteering for. Training exemptions will be determined on an individual basis. Email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

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LEARN TO RIDE CYCLING SERIES

Learn to Ride supports youth and young adults who have a desire to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. Biking enriches quality of life by improving physical and mental health, promoting new social connections, and creates new mobility options; not to mention… it is FUN!

Learn to Ride is a goal-based, inclusive program. Beginning lessons will focus on the hard skills of balance, steering, braking and awareness. Advanced topics can also include shifting gears, riding safely with others, and traffic laws/rules of the road.  Learn to Ride is an inclusive program; although it is unlikely we will be using adaptive equipment, we can provide the necessary equipment needed to help the student succeed. 

Volunteers are needed as Instructors, where you will be working with participants on cycling safety, rules of the road, balance on the cycle, braking, handling skills and cycling techniques.

Volunteers, please:

  • Use the tabs below and sign-up for a Learn to Ride series. Must attend all 4 program dates. 
  • Sign-up and complete required training prior to the first day of the series you signed up for (see “Volunteer Training” tab)


Where: Magnuson Park

When: April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14 

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to all four 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 be 16 years or older
  • Familiarity with riding bikes
  • Bikes and helmets provided


Where: Magnuson Park 

When: August 27, September 10, September 17, September 24

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Sign-up Link

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Ability to commit to all four 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 be 16 years or older
  • Familiarity with riding bikes
  • Bikes and helmets provided


IN-PERSON

In-person training has concluded. We will be adding additional trainings for our second series later this summer.  

 

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CUSTOM EVENTS

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INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING WITH TAVON LEARNING CENTER

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About: Come join a fun day of indoor rock climbing with the Tavon Learning Center! Volunteers will belay participants; help with group management; engage participants on and off the climbing wall; help with setup and takedown; and other duties as assigned. 

“Tavon Learning Center contributes to the vitality of our greater Seattle communities by providing active learning and community programs that empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to acquire home and community skills for living better.”

When: May 27th  

Time: 12:30 PM – 3:15 PM (event is from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

Location: Vertical World in Redmond

Requirements: 

  • Must be 18+ 
  • Must be belay certified through Vertical World or another rock climbing organization 

Training: 

KAYAKING WITH SEATTLE ADAPTIVE SPORTS

Sign-up Link

About:

Our first kayak volunteer opportunity is with Seattle Adaptive Sports! Their mission is to enable people with physical disabilities to push beyond their limits and reach their full potential. 

Sign-up for either the morning or afternoon shift. Volunteers will captain a tandem kayak and assist participants on the water. Morning shift volunteers will help transport kayaks and setup. Afternoon volunteers will help transport kayaks and takedown.

Participants will also have the opportunity to sail, but volunteers will only assist with kayaks.  

When: June 5th  

Time: 

Shift 1: 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Shift 2: 12:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point in Magnuson Park 

Requirements: 

  • Must be 16+ 
  • Must be comfortable paddling in light to moderate winds
  • Ability and desire to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and abilities
  • No equipment required. We provide kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and all other kayaking gear. 

Training: 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS  

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Outdoors for All requires that all staff, volunteers and participants who are eligible to be vaccinated to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete a COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form prior to participation in our program activities (Our COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form is included in our volunteer sign-up form). All Outdoors for All employees are already fully vaccinated. This policy is due to our continuing efforts to provide safe work and recreation environments during this evolving public healthcare crisis.

NOTE: A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA (e.g., Pfizer-BIONTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single-dose of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

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.