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VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Welcome! Volunteer opportunities this Summer will consist of Custom Events and Military Programs. We are not utilizing volunteers for our Day Camps. 
  • Navigate the drop down menus to learn more about our upcoming opportunities and to sign up. Pay attention to the volunteer requirements and required trainings. Please review job descriptions for more information about each role.
  • More volunteer opportunities will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.
  • All volunteers, participants, and staff must adhere to our Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC), which are our minimum entry standards for programs. Please review them to assess if our Summer volunteer opportunities are a good fit for you.¬†
If you have any questions, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org
 

VOLUNTEER DOCUMENTS:

Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC)

Volunteer Manual 

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NEW VOLUNTEERS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Welcome! We are so excited that you are interested in Outdoors for All. Whether you want to volunteer for our Downhill Skiing program or a fundraising event like our annual Gala Auction, we want you to feel supported throughout every step of the process. 

Signing up for a volunteer position is simple and easy. Navigate the dropdown menus below for a specific program you are interested in. Take note of the requirements. Then, click the sign-up link and fill it out.  

Outdoors for All has created two self-paced, virtual trainings for you to get started. These trainings are required and must be completed before you volunteer. Please allocate about 2 hours to complete them. 

All new volunteers must complete our self-paced, virtual New Volunteer Orientation before participating. To enroll, please visit https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/AX3W3G

All volunteers must complete our self-paced, virtual Participant Protection Policies training. To enroll, please visit https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/AMBL3W

 

For questions or comments, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

CUSTOM EVENT KAYAK INSTRUCTOR

Custom Event Kayak Instructor

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Volunteer Role: Kayaking volunteers will act as captains of tandem kayaks and provide overall supervision of participants on the water.

Program Dates: See below. We will have Custom Event programs throughout the Summer.

Location: Varies.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Skills: Previous experience with paddling a kayak and comfortability in light wind is a must. Experience with wet exiting and then getting back into the boat with assistance in the event of a capsize is highly preferred. Must be capable of assisting staff lead with emergency rescues.¬†
  • Commitment: Volunteers must commit to the full program time
  • Equipment: No equipment required. We provide kayaks, paddles, PFDS, and all other kayaking gear

Required Program Training

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Please see sign-up links below

MILITARY KAYAK INSTRUCTOR

Military Kayak Instructor

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Volunteer Role: Kayaking volunteers will act as captains of tandem kayaks and provide overall supervision of participants on the water. Participants are military veterans.

Program Dates: See below. We will have programs in May, June, July, August, and September

Location: Varies. American Lake in Tacoma, Lake Washington out of Magnuson Park, and others.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 21 years or older
  • Skills: Previous experience with paddling a kayak and comfortability in light wind is a must. Experience with wet exiting and then getting back into the boat with assistance in the event of a capsize is highly preferred. Must be capable of assisting staff lead with emergency rescues.¬†
  • Commitment: Volunteers are highly encouraged to attend all dates within a kayaking series. However, if you are not able to volunteer for all dates we still encourage you to sign-up or the dates you can attend.
  • Equipment: No equipment required. We provide kayaks, paddles, PFDS, and all other kayaking gear

Required Program Training

Sign Up

Please see sign-up links below

MILITARY CYCLING INSTRUCTOR

Military Cycling Instructor

Volunteer Role: Volunteers are needed as support riders to participants. Volunteers will also be assisting in group management, teaching cycling skills, aiding with maintenance needs, and offering general support to the veterans on the team.

Program Dates: See below. We will have programs throughout the Spring and Summer

Location: Varies

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 21 years or older
  • Skills: Previous cycling experience is required
  • Commitment: Cycling opportunities are typically one-day events. Volunteers must commit to the duration of the event.¬†
  • Equipment: Providing your own bike and equipment is strongly encouraged. However, if you need to borrow Outdoors for All equipment, let us know as soon as you can.¬†

Required Program Training

  • A 30 minute Policies and Procedures, and Cyclin Safety Training will be conducted before the start of each program.

Sign Up

Please see sign-up links below

 

MILITARY PROGRAMS 

There are no Military volunteer opportunities at this time. 

 

CUSTOM EVENTS

BOUNDLESS WASHINGTON KAYAKING EXCURSION

BOUNDLESS WASHINGTON KAYAKING EXCURSION

The Boundless Washington Program is a statewide program that integrates fun, challenging outdoor activities with leadership development training for young people with disabilities in Washington state. The Washington State Leadership Board is partnering with Outdoors for All to provide an adaptive outdoor experience for the students in the program.

Roles:

  • Kayak Volunteer
  • ASL Interpreter¬†

When: June 26th 

Time: Kayak Volunteer (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), ASL Interpreter (10:30 AM – 3:00 PM)

Where: Sail Sand Point – 7861 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Trainings: Volunteers must complete our virtual Participant Protection Policies training. New volunteers must also complete our virtual New Volunteer Orientation. Both trainings can be found in their respective dropdown menus below. You must also read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 

Kayak Volunteer: Must be 18+. Volunteers must have participated with our kayaking program in the past or have gone through Outdoors for All kayak safety training. Volunteers will help prep boats, manage equipment, serve as safety boats on the water, and kayak with students from the Boundless Washington Program.

ASL Interpreter: Must be 18+ and have fluency and be conversational in ASL. Volunteers will provide interpretive services for students with hearing impairments during kayaking as well as any on-land activities. Interpreters will be in a boat to support students while on the water. Interpreters don’t need to have kayaking proficiency, but must feel comfortable in a boat. There will be someone else in the boat to paddle while interpreting. 

Sign-up link: June 26th 

 

OTHER ROLES 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Outdoors for All is always looking for skilled photographers to capture the experiences of our participants. This is a need across all seasons for several programs. If you are interested in supporting us in this capacity, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org

 

REQUIRED TRAININGS

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

All new volunteers must complete our New Volunteer Orientation.

To enroll, please visit https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/AX3W3G

For questions or comments, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICIES

All volunteers must complete our self-paced, virtual Participant Protection Policies training.

To enroll, please visit https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/AMBL3W

For questions or comments, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Submit a volunteer spotlight today!

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. We want to acknowledge the commitment they make to the mission of Outdoors for All. Volunteer spotlights are highlighted in our Enews and social media pages.