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. 
  • Sign-up and complete required trainings prior to the first day of the series you signed up for (see “Volunteer Training” tab). 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9 – Magnuson Park 

July 10 – Lake Sammamish

July 23 – Magnuson Park 

July 24 – Lake Sammamish

July 30 – 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 9 – Magnuson Park 

July 10 – Lake Sammamish

July 23 – Magnuson Park

July 24 – Lake Sammamish

July 30 – 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)


PADDLE BOARDING - MAGNUSON PARK AND LAKE SAMMAMISH


Sign-up Link

About: Join us for our second year of paddle boarding! We will paddle along the shores of lake Washington. 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: 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

Requirements:

  • 16 years or older
  • Must be proficient in paddling in light winds/waves
  • Must be comfortable getting wet and being in the water
  • Be able to follow directions from the program lead to keep the group together and safe
  • Provide assistance and instruction to participants effectively on the water and in launching/landing areas
  • Completion of all required virtual trainings

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

Requirements:

  • 16 years or older
  • Must be proficient in paddling in light winds/waves
  • Must be comfortable getting wet and being in the water
  • Be able to follow directions from the program lead to keep the group together and safe
  • Provide assistance and instruction to participants effectively on the water and in launching/landing areas
  • Completion of all required virtual trainings

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. 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. 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 27

July 11

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

Sign-up Link

Complete the sign-up form once. If you would like to volunteer for more than one day, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org

About: Our Adaptive Cycling Center is open 7 days a week from 10 AM – 5 PM at Building 406 in Magnuson Park. Adaptive cycles are free thanks to our partnership with 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 tours and provide route suggestions, and more! Bike maintenance skills and knowledge are not required.

Dates: Weekends and heavy use days from May 1st – October 1st 

Times: 9:30 AM – 2 PM (flexible based on volunteer availability)

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older 

Virtual Training: Completion of all required virtual trainings. Click here to enroll in the below trainings:

    • New Volunteer Orientation (complete only if you are a new volunteer)
    • Participant Protection Policies (this must be completed annually)
    • Disability Awareness (this must be completed once) 

 

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.