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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)

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When: August 11, August 18, August 25

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Sail Sand Point

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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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DAY CAMP KAYAKING

Adult Adventure Day Kayaking

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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  

When: 

August 18th 

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

Volunteer Requirements:

Youth Camp Kayaking

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

Where: Magnuson Park or Lake Sammamish 

When: 

August 17th (Lake Sammamish) 

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

Volunteer Requirements:

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)

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When: August 10, August 17, August 24

Time: 

Volunteers: 5:15 PM – 7:45 PM 

Lead Volunteers: 4:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Driver: 3:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Location: Deception Wall at Exit 38

ALL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED 

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

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DAY CAMP ROCK CLIMBING

Adult Adventure Day Rock Climbing

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Rock climbing volunteers are needed throughout the summer at our Adult Adventure Day Camps! Volunteers will belay participants and provide group support while at the gym. If you are competent lead climbing and setting rope, please let us know. 

Where: Vertical World in Redmond or Marymoor Park 

When:

August 11th (Marymoor Park)

August 25th (Marymoor Park) 

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM on June 20th. All other dates are 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

Volunteer Requirements:

Youth Camp Rock Climbing

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Rock climbing volunteers are needed throughout the summer at our youth camp! Volunteers will belay participants and provide group support while at the gym. If you are competent lead climbing and setting rope, please let us know. 

Where: Vertical World in Redmond or Marymoor Park

When: 

July 12th (Marymoor Park)

August 24th (Marymoor Park)  

Time: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM on June 21st. All other dates are 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

Volunteer Requirements:

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)

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Where: Magnuson Park 

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

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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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

When: August 16th and August 22nd (choose one)

Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Adaptive Cycling Center at Magnuson Park 

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CUSTOM EVENTS

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING WITH iCAN - AUGUST 22 - 26

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About: Volunteer with our Indoor Rock Climbing Camp with iCan

This is a week long, physical therapy camp. Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up the entire week to build rapport with students. If this is not possible, please let us know. In addition to an Outdoors for All staff, an OT and PT will be present each day to deliver specialized/individual therapy. Volunteers’ primary role is to belay participants and teach climbing movement/technique

When: August 22 – 26

Time: 10:30 AM – 1:15 PM each day

Location: Vertical World – Redmond  

Requirements: 

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

Training: 

KAYAKING WITH OPEN DOORS FOR MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES - AUGUST 23

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About: Open Doors for Multicultural Families (Open Doors or ODMF) provides culturally and linguistically relevant information, services, and programming to culturally and linguistically diverse families of persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

When: August 23 

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Location: Sail Sand Point

Requirements: 

  • Must be 18+ 
  • Must have experience kayaking and able to captain a tandem kayak

Training: 

 

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENTS 

BREWERY SOCIALS

Want to hang out with other Outdoors for All volunteers and staff members?
 
Invite a friend and come join us for our brewery socials every other Tuesday throughout the summer from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. First round is on us! Check out the schedule below for locations:
 
June 14: Ravenna Brewery
July 12: Fremont Brewing
July 26: Rooftop Brewing
August 9: Optimism Brewery
August 23: Georgetown Brewing
September 6: Bellevue Brewing Company
September 20: Postdoc Brewing Company 

AUGUST 19TH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT

Rock climbing is one of our most popular summer activities, and we want to share the experience with our volunteers! Join us at Edgeworks Seattle for activity, community, and food. All current and interested volunteers are welcome.
 
 
When: August 19th
 
Time: 6 PM – 8 PM
 

 

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.