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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

  • A 30 minute Policies and Procedures, and Water Safety Training will be conducted before the start of each program.
  • Kayak volunteers must read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 
  • 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.
  • There will be no in-person Kayaking training Summer 2021.

Sign Up

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

  • A 30 minute Policies and Procedures, and Water Safety Training will be conducted before the start of each program.
  • Kayak volunteers must read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 
  • 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.
  • There will be no in-person Kayaking training Summer 2021

Sign Up

Please see sign-up links below

CUSTOM EVENT ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR

Rock Climbing


Rock Climbing Wall

Volunteer Role:  Volunteers support with belaying, help with fitting harnesses and helmets, assist with hand and foot placement, and provide encouragement and supervision to participants both on and off the rock walls.

Time of Year: Varies depending on Custom Event schedule 

Location: Vertical World, The Mountaineers wall in Magnuson Park, and various locations around the greater Seattle area. 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills: Familiarity with rock climbing and ability to pass a belay check
  • Commitment: Volunteers must commit to the full volunteer shift time. 
  • Equipment: Harness and rock climbing shoes; if you do not have your own equipment, volunteers can utilize our equipment; all other rock climbing gear is provided (belay devices, rope, etc.)

Required Program Training

  • Volunteers must be Belay Certified at the respective rock climbing gym; or the ability to pass a belay test without instruction. Belayers must have the ability to tie-in, belay, and effectively communicate with climbers. 
  • 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.
  • Rock Climbing volunteers must read through our Rock Climbing Manual and Policies.  
  • There will be no in-person Rock Climbing training Summer 2021

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 Cycling Safety Training will be conducted before the start of each program.
  • 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.
  • There will be no in-person Cycling training Summer 2021

Sign Up

Please see sign-up links below

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

SEAHAWKS SPIRIT OF 12 PROGRAM - TRAINING CAMP & MOCK GAME

The Seattle Seahawks have announced their Training Camp schedule! As a Spirit of 12 partner, Outdoors for All will be distributing yearbooks at 3 separate training camp days as well as a mock game before the season starts. We need volunteers for these 4 exciting events to help raise funds for our mission! Come distribute yearbooks and enjoy the energy of a Seahawks Training Camp. 

When: July 31st, August 6th, August 8th (mock game), and August 12th

Where: Training Camp – Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC). Mock game – Lumen Field

Timeline:

10:30-11:00AM – All volunteers arrive at the Green Lot

11:00AM – Shuttle to VMAC, get set up

12:30PM – Fans arrive, volunteers start distributing 

1:30PM – Practice begins, volunteers distribute

3-3:30PM – Practice concludes, volunteers continue to distribute as fans exit 

4:00PM – Wrap up, return all items to Seahawks staff

Requirements: 14+. Adult volunteers must be vaccinated. Youth volunteers must wear a mask if not vaccinated, and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Please read through the Spirit of 12 Volunteer Manual

*If you need ADA access or other accommodations, email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

Sign-up links:

July 31

August 6

August 8 (mock game)

August 12

SEAHAWKS SPIRIT OF 12 PROGRAM - GAME DAY

Stay tuned for details about game day Spirit of 12 volunteer opportunities! 

 

MILITARY PROGRAMS 

KAYAK DAY WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT - JULY 24

KAYAK DAY WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT 

Come join us on the water for a day of kayaking with veterans from Wounded Warrior Project in Bonney Lake! 

Roles:

  • Kayak Volunteer

When: July 24th  

Time: 8:15 AM – 12:45 PM (Event time is 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) 

Where: Meet at Allan Yorke Park, near boat launch (7203 W Tapps Hwy E Bonney Lake, WA 98391)

Trainings, 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.
  • Volunteers must read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 

Kayak Volunteer:

  • Must be 21+
  • Volunteers must have participated with our kayaking program in the past or have gone through Outdoors for All kayak safety training. Volunteers without this experience will be screened for water safety and paddling expertise.
  • Volunteers will help prep boats, manage equipment, serve as safety boats on the water, meet and greet veterans and their family members, and kayak with participants. 

Sign-up link: July 24

BALLARD LOCKS KAYAK PADDLE - JULY 31

BALLARD LOCKS KAYAK PADDLE

The Locks is Seattle’s lock and dam system designed to protect our freshwater system from the open ocean. It was built in 1917, and continues to carry more boat traffic through its canals than any other lock in the U.S. We’ll enter from the ocean side and be raised up 12 feet, to the freshwater of Salmon Bay in Ballard. The paddle distance is approximately 2.5 miles, and can take 1.5-2 hours. Paddling through the locks is a Seattle Bucket List item!  

Roles:

  • Kayak Volunteer

When: July 31st 

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Meet at the Golden Gardens Marina 

Trainings, 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.
  • Volunteers must read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 

Kayak Volunteer:

  • Must be 18+
  • Experienced volunteers only 
  • 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, and ride tandem with a participant. 

Sign-up link:

July 31st 

MILITARY CYCLING AND MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

MILITARY CYCLING AND MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

Requirements: Must be 21+ and an experienced Outdoors for All volunteer who has worked with our Cycling and/or Mountain Bike program before.

Cycling

July 22nd; 10 AM – 2 PM; Yelm-Tenino Trail

105 W Yelm Ave. Yelm, WA 98597

 

August 5th; 10 AM – 2 PM; Chehalis Western Trail

67th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98513

 

August 19th; 10 AM – 2 PM; Foothils Trail – East

Puyallup Trailhead. 13810 80th Street in East Puyallup

 

Mountain Biking

July 29th; 10 AM – 1 PM; Swan Creek Park

E 42nd St & Roosevelt Ave. Tacoma, WA 98404

 

August 12th; 10 AM – 1 PM; Duthie Hill

26100-26156 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd. Issaquah, WA 98029

 

August 26th; 10 AM – 1 PM; Duthie Hill

26100-26156 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd. Issaquah, WA 98029

 

CUSTOM EVENTS

KAYAKING WITH THE AIROW PROJECT - JULY 25

KAYAKING WITH THE AIROW PROJECT – JULY 25

Come join us for a fun day on the water with The Airow Project in Bellingham! The AIROW Project’s mission is to create opportunities for adaptive & inclusive recreation in Whatcom County & to engage the community through networking, events, resources and partnership. 

Roles:

  • Kayak Volunteer

When: July 25th 

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Event time is 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) 

Where: Lake Padden 4882 S. Samish Way. Bellingham, WA, 98229

Trainings, 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.
  • Volunteers must read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 

Kayak Volunteer:

  • Must be 18+
  • Experienced volunteers only 
  • 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 participants from The Airow Project

Sign-up link: July 25 

KAYAKING WITH THE MS CENTER AT SWEDISH - AUGUST 4

KAYAKING WITH THE MS CENTER AT SWEDISH – AUGUST 4

Come join us for a fun day on the water with the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Hospital! We will be traveling away from the city and paddling at Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend. 

Roles:

  • Kayak Volunteer

When: August 4th 

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Event time is 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM) 

Where: Rattlesnake Lake. 17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend, WA 98045. Parking is free. 

Trainings, 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.
  • Volunteers must read through our Kayaking Volunteer Manual and Policies. 

Kayak Volunteer:

  • Must be 16+
  • Volunteers must have participated with our kayaking program in the past or have gone through Outdoors for All kayak safety training. Volunteers without this experience will be screened for water safety and paddling expertise.
  • Volunteers will help prep boats, manage equipment, serve as safety boats on the water, and kayak with participants from the MS Center at Swedish. 

Sign-up link: August 4th 

BOUNDLESS WASHINGTON KAYAK EXCURSION - August 7 and 8

BOUNDLESS WASHINGTON KAYAK EXCURSION AND OVERNIGHT CAMPING TRIP 

The Washington State Leadership Board is partnering with Outdoors for All to provide an evening paddle to see bioluminescent algae and an overnight camping experience in Olympia. Kayak volunteers are needed as well as ASL Interpreters. 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. 

Roles:

  • Kayak Volunteer (August 7th ONLY) 
  • ASL Interpreter (Overnight Camping)

When: August 7th – August 8th 

Time: Kayak Volunteer (8:15 PM – 11:00 PM on August 7th), ASL Interpreter (1:15 PM August 7th – 12:00 PM August 8th)

Where: Kayak Volunteer (Boston Harbor Marina in Olympia, WA.); ASL Interpreter (Riverbend Camp Ground in Olympia, WA.)

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 at the bottom of this page. 

Kayak Volunteer: Must be 21+. Kayaking and water safety competency is required. Volunteers will help prep boats, manage equipment, serve as safety boats on the water, and kayak with students from the Boundless Washington Program. Kayak volunteers will not camp overnight. 

ASL Interpreter: Must be 21+ and have fluency and be conversational in ASL. Volunteers will provide interpretive services for students with hearing impairments throughout the camping experience and while kayaking. 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. Interpreters will stay in tents by themselves overnight. 

What is provided: meals Saturday evening and Sunday morning; tents; kayak equipment

What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and other camping gear. A full list will be provided at a later date. If you do not have camping gear, let us know and we can provide them. 

Sign-up link: Boundless Washington 

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING WITH THE MS CENTER AT SWEDISH - AUGUST 13TH

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING WITH THE MS CENTER AT SWEDISH – AUGUST 13TH

Come join us at Vertical World for an indoor rock climbing day with the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish

Roles:

  • Rock Climbing Volunteer 

When: August 13th 

Time: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Event is from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Where: Vertical World – Redmond. 15036 NE 95th St B. Redmond, WA 98052

Training, 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. 
  • Rock Climbing volunteers must read through our Rock Climbing Manual and Policies.  

Rock Climbing Volunteers: 

  • Volunteers must have participated in an Outdoors for All rock climbing program.
  • Volunteers must be Belay Certified at Vertical World, or the ability to pass a belay test without instruction. Belayers must have the ability to tie-in, belay, and effectively communicate with climbers. 

Sign-up link: August 13th 

 

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.