VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Open the tabs below to review all upcoming volunteer opportunities, which include specific roles, dates, expectations, and requirements. New volunteer opportunities are added on a rolling basis throughout the season, and you can learn more about other programs and events that we offer under our VOLUNTEER INFORMATION page.

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CAMPS

SUMMER CAMPS – YOUTH CAMPS & ADULT ADVENTURE DAYS

Summer Camps – Youth Camps & Adult Adventure Days

Youth Camps are camps for youth with disabilities ages 5 – 17 and Adult Adventure Days are camps for adults with disabilities who are 18 years or older. In both camps, campers will be on the move enjoying activities that may include rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, cycling, hiking, trips to the zoo, and visits to local parks. To see themes and activities for each week in 2019, review our participant Camp Guide here.

Volunteer Role:

  • Each of our camps are staffed with two to four Outdoors for All summer staff. Volunteers will support staff throughout the week with camp activities and participant supervision.

Camp Dates:

  • 11 different camp weeks between June 17th to August 30th

Location:

  • Three camp locations to choose from: Magnuson Park in Northeast Seattle, Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, and Seward Park in South Seattle
  • *Note there are no Adult Adventure Day Camps at Seward Park this summer 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: Youth Camps: 14 years or older (by first program day); Adult Adventure Days: 16 years or older (by first program day)
  • Skills: None required
  • Commitment: Volunteers are needed as full time for the full week (Monday–Friday) from 8:45 AM–3:15 PM daily. We can allow for 1 excused absence, please indicate this day in your availability when you register.  
  • Transportation: Camps start at 8:45 AM at the park location you sign up for. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the park. Camps end at 3:15 PM at the park. During the day, if participants travel to the zoo, museums, or other locations, volunteers will travel with participants in Outdoors for All vehicles driven by Outdoors for All summer camp staff.

Required Program Training:

  • New Volunteers: New Volunteer Orientation
  • All Camp Volunteers: Camp Training (held at 8:45 AM Monday morning of the first camp program day before camps start), no sign up required

Registration Steps:

  1. Sign up for a camp week below: There are specific camp weeks that are held for student group sign up only for MI VOICE and KAOS, so please sign up for any other camp weeks besides these. You can sign up for multiple weeks, but note that you will need to fill out the form again for each week. *After the first time signing up, the next time answer “no” to the question “Is this your first time registering as a Volunteer with Outdoors for All?” to reduce the number of questions.
  2. Previous Participant? Please e-mail Jacqueline Reyes at JacquelineR@outdoorsforall.org expressing your interest to volunteer.
  3. Note on Waitlists: Please make note on page 2 in the registration form if the volunteer job says “available” or “waitlist”. If the program says “waitlist” you can still register for the waitlist, and if a spot opens we will notify you as soon as a spot opens and no later than 1–2 weeks prior to the start date.
  4. New Volunteer Orientation: Sign up for one of the required New Volunteer Orientations under the VOLUNTEER TRAINING section
  5. Minor Release of Liability: After registration, minors (under 18) must complete or have on file an electronic release of liability with a parent/guardian no later than 2 weeks prior to your shift. If this is not completed, your volunteer spot may be given to someone on the waitlist who has completed it. Please follow the steps in the registration form. *You only need to fill the release out once if you sign up for multiple weeks. 


PROGRAM SERIES

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CYCLING

Learn to Ride a Bike

Help a participant (ages 5+) learn to ride a bike in this series. The Learn to Ride a Bike Series will focus on developing independence on a two-wheeled cycle. Course content includes cycle balance, braking, handling, and safety skills.

Program Series:

  • Learn to Ride a Bike – Series 1: 3 Saturdays, 4/6, 4/13, and 4/27, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Learn to Ride a Bike – Series 2: 4 Saturdays: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Learn to Ride a Bike – Series 3: 4 Saturdays: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Learn to Ride a Bike – Series 4: 4 Saturdays: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Learn to Ride a Bike – Camp #1: 5 Days, Mon–Fri: 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26 from either 7:30–9:25 AM, 9:00–11:00 AM, OR 10:30–12:30 PM
  • Learn to Ride a Bike – Camp #2: 5 Days, Mon–Fri: 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9 from either 7:30–9:25 AM, 9:00–11:00 AM, OR 10:30–12:30 PM

Location:

  • Series 1 & 2: Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (Seattle, WA), Google Maps
  • Series 3 & 4: Outdoors for All in Magnuson Park, Google Maps
  • Camp #1 and #2: Outdoors for All in Magnuson Park, Google Maps

Volunteer Expectations:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills: Familiarity riding bikes
  • Commitment: Full-time – ability to commit to all 4 dates in a series or part-time –ability to commit to 2 dates in series
  • Equipment: Bikes and helmets provided

Required Training:

  • New Volunteers: New Volunteer Orientation and Dryland Training – Cycling
  • Return Volunteers (Cycle Series): Dryland Training – Cycling
  • New Volunteer Orientation AND Dryland Training – Cycling:
    Monday, April 1st 6:00–8:30 PM
    OR Tuesday, April 23rd 6:00–8:30 PM
    OR Tuesday, June 4th 6:00–8:30 PM
  • Dryland Training – Cycling
    Monday, April 1st 7:30–8:30 PM
    OR Tuesday, April 23rd 7:30–8:30 PM
    OR Tuesday, June 4th 7:30–8:30 PM
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register:

  1.  Sign up with the link below as a Cycling Volunteer
  2.  Sign up for training under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section


MILITARY CYCLE TEAM

Military Cycle Team 2019

Come train with the Outdoors for All Cycle Team as we get injured veteran and activity duty service members back on the bike! Training rides happen at least two times per month, with a 20 mile kick-off ride happening March 31st, 2019.

Volunteer Role:

  • Volunteers are needed as ride leaders and support riders to participate in training rides while assisting in group management, teaching cycling skills, aiding with maintenance needs, and offering general support to the veterans on the team. We need a minimum of three volunteers per ride (1 Lead Rider and 2 Ride Supports) that can comfortably ride the selected route distance.

Ride Schedule:

  • See the ride schedule here.
  • *Please note: we are still coordinating number of volunteers needed for Cascade Bicycle Club rides (Flying Wheels, Seattle to Portland, and Kitsap Color Classic). Once confirmed, Alicia Lyons will be sending information about how to sign up for these to registered cycle team volunteers. 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: Must be 18 years or older
  • Skills: Must have experience cycling and be able to ride 40 miles at a consistent pace of 12 mph or higher. Must be able to ride the distance on selected ride with personal bike. Volunteers must be independent riders and know basic on-route maintenance. Intro maintenance classes can be provided if necessary
  • Commitment: sign up for as many rides as you are available
  • Equipment: Volunteers are expected to own their own bike and have some knowledge in basic bicycle maintenance (how to change a flat).  Basic maintenance courses can be scheduled if necessary

Required Training:

  • New Volunteers: New Volunteer Orientations (see dates under VOLUNTEER TRAINING)
  • Return Volunteers (cycle team): None required

Register:

  1. Sign up with the link below as a Cycle Team Volunteer
  2. Check your e-mail for a confirmation. In the e-mail there will be a doodle poll where you will need to sign up for specific rides
  3. Sign up for training in the VOLUNTEER TRAINING section

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain Biking, Military Mountain Biking, and Epic Weekends

Come teach mountain biking to new riders. There are 3 different 6–week program series and 1 Epic weekend designed for participants who are new to mountain biking. Skill based lessons will work on a progression starting in a park setting and moving to single track trail riding. Our Military Mountain Biking series is for participants with a military background.

Volunteer Role:

  • Volunteers help provide 1 to 1 instruction to individuals to help teach proper body movements, proper vision, proper bike handling, mountain bike etiquette, basic bike maintenance, and care

Program Series Dates:

  • Mountain Biking 101: Saturdays, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 1:30–4:30 PM
  • Military Mountain Biking 101: Saturdays, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 1:30–4:30 PM
  • Military Mountain Biking 102: Saturdays, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 1:30–4:30 PM
  • Epic Weekend: 8AM Friday, July 26th through 6PM Sunday, July 28th

Location:

  • Outdoors for All in Magnuson Park (Google Maps) with field trips to mountain biking parks, which will be coordinated at the training (must be able to transport to field locations)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 18 years or older
  • Skills: At least 3 years of mountain biking experience
  • Commitment: full time for any of the six week series or the entire weekend for the Epic Weekend
  • Equipment: Must be able to provide your own mountain bike (a full suspension mountain bike or hardtail mountain bike) and helmet
  • Other: For the military series, those with military backgrounds are strongly encouraged to sign up

Required Program Training:

  • New Volunteers: New Volunteer Orientation, Dryland Training – Mountain Biking, and Field Training – Mountain Biking
  • Return Volunteers (MTB): Field Training – Mountain Biking
  • New Volunteer Orientation AND Dryland Training – Mountain Biking:
    Tuesday, May 14th 6:00–8:30 PM OR Tuesday, July 16th 6:00–8:30 PM
  • Field Training – Mountain Biking:
    Monday, May 6th 6:00–7:00 PM OR Monday, May 20th 6:00–7:00 PM
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register

  1. Sign up with the link below as a Mountain Biking Volunteer
  2. Sign up for the training under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section


KAYAKING

SUMMER KAYAKING SERIES

Enjoy all the benefits that an evening on the water can provide while assisting participants advance their paddling skills.

Volunteer Role: 

  • Kayaking volunteers will act as captains of tandem kayaks and provide overall supervision of participants on the water. Participants are both youth (5 and older) and adults.

Dates: 

  • Kayak with Sail Sand Point & Seattle Parks and Recreation: Thursday, 5/9 and 5/23, 4:00–6:00 PM
  • Kayaking Series 1: Thursdays: 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 5:30–8:30 PM
  • Kayaking Series 2: Thursdays: 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 5:30–8:30 PM
  • Kayaking Series 3: Thursdays: 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 5:30–8:30 PM

Location: 

  • Lake Washington out of Magnuson Park starting at Sail Sand Point (Google Maps)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills: Previous experience with water sports and comfortable out on the water
  • Commitment: Volunteers are needed for all three kayaking dates in the series
  • Equipment: No equipment required, as we provided kayaks, paddles, PFDS, and all other kayaking gear

Required Program Training

  • New Volunteers: New Volunteer Orientation, Dryland Training – Kayaking, and Field Training – Kayaking
  • Return Volunteers (kayaking): Field Training – Kayaking
  • New Volunteer Orientation AND Dryland Training – Kayaking:
    Tuesday, May 14th 6:00–8:30 PM OR Tuesday, June 4th 6:00–8:30 PM
  • Field Training – Kayaking:
    Thursday, June 6th 6:00–7:00 PM OR Thursday, June 20th 6:00–7:00 PM
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register

1. Sign up with the link below as a Kayaking Volunteer
2. Sign up for training under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section



ROCK CLIMBING

Summer Rock Climbing Series

Enjoy 4 wonderful Wednesday nights at Exit 38 (Deception Crags) teaching individuals how to rock climb or improve their skills.

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.

Program Series:

  • Rock Climbing – Series 1: Wednesdays, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 5:30–8:30 PM
  • Rock Climbing – Series 2: Wednesdays, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 5:30–8:30 PM

Location:

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills: Familiarity with rock climbing and ability to pass a belay check
  • Commitment: Volunteers are needed full time for the full four week series (one day a week for four weeks)
  • Equipment: Harness and rock climbing shoes; if you do not have your own equipment, often times volunteers can utilize our equipment; all other rock climbing gear is provided (belay devices, rope, etc.)

Required Program Training

  • New Volunteers: New Volunteer Orientation, Dryland – Rock Climbing, and Field Training – Rock Climbing
  • Return Volunteers (climbing): Field Training – Rock Climbing
  • New Volunteer Orientation AND Dryland Training – Rock Climbing:
    Tuesday, June 4th 6:00–8:30 PM OR Tuesday, June 25th 6:00–8:30 PM
  • Field Training – Rock Climbing:
    Wednesday, May 29th 6:00–7:00 PM OR Wednesday, June 12th 6:00–7:00 PM
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register:

  1.  Sign up with the link below as a Rock Climbing Volunteer
  2.  Sign up for training under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section


WEEKEND EXCURSIONS


CUSTOM EVENTS AND ONE DAY EVENTS

CUSTOM EVENTS – ONE DAY PROGRAMS

CUSTOM EVENTS 

Outdoors for All partners with a variety of community organizations, parks and recreation departments, hospitals, and schools throughout western Washington to offer customized program days with activities such as cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, hiking, weekend excursions, and more.

Volunteer Role:

  • Volunteers are needed in various roles depending on the activity. Often times, we need volunteers who already were trained and participated in one of our program series to support these days. Additionally, we often need group volunteers to support these one time events.

Upcoming Custom Events:

  • See the list of events below

Location:

  • See the list of various locations below

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills:
    • Rock Climbing Events: Current rock climbing program series volunteer OR familiarity with rock climbing and ability to pass a belay check on the day of the event
    • Kayaking Custom Events: Current kayaking program series volunteer OR ability to attend the Kayaking Field Training (see dates and times under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section)
    • Biking Custom Events: Current biking program series volunteer OR ability to attend Cycling Training (see dates and times under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section)
  • Commitment: Volunteers are needed full day and outlined times
  • Equipment: See notes below per event

Required Program Training

  • Field Training in the activity is required; New Volunteers are not required to attend New Volunteer Orientation prior to a custom event, but are welcome to attend
  • See list of field training under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register:

  1.  Sign up with the link below as a volunteer under the events
  2. Sign up for the appropriate field training under VOLUNTEER TRAINING section

SEWARD PARK BICYCLE SUNDAYS

SEWARD PARK BICYCLE SUNDAYS

Bicycle Sundays will be open to participants to come demo adaptive bicycles throughout the park, and we need a couple volunteers to support these one-day events at the park.

Dates:

  • Sundays: 6/16, 6/23, 7/7, 7/14, 8/11, 8/18, 9/8, or 9/15  from 9:30 AM–2:30 PM

Location:

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills: Familiarity with riding bikes
  • Commitment: We expect volunteers to be available for the full day and encourage you to sign up for multiple days
  • Equipment: none required

Required Training:

  • None required, there will be a short orientation on the morning of each Sunday

Register:

  1. Sign up for as many different dates as you are available

BIKE MAINTENANCE WORK DAYS

Bike Maintenance Work Days

Learn some basic bike maintenance skills to support the Outdoors for All fleet of over 200 bikes on our Bike Maintenance Days and valuable skills to work on your own personal bike. Topics include: safety checks, brake and shift adjustment, wheel truing, flat tires, cable replacement, and more. Volunteers can then select days throughout the summer to come help work on our bikes and meet other volunteers.

Training is hosted by our Program Coordinator, Taylor Moseley. Taylor has 9 years of bike mechanic experience and is certified in eBike maintenance and mountain bike suspension repair.

Work Days:

  • Saturdays: 6/1, 6/15, 7/20, 8/3, and/or 8/17 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:

  • Adaptive Cycling Center at Outdoors for All Foundation in Magnuson Park  (Google Maps)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Age: 16 years or older
  • Skills: This is a beginning class and no other experience is necessary to participate
  • Commitment: We expect volunteers who take the training to also sign up for our Bike Maintenance Days to support our fleet of adaptive bikes
  • Equipment: Wear clothes that can get dirty

Required Training:

  • Basic Bike Maintenance Training
    • Thursday, May 30th from 6:00–8:00 PM OR Tuesday, July 2nd from 6:00–8:00 PM
    • Training Location: Outdoors for All Foundation in Magnuson Park, Google Maps
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register:

  1. Sign up for as many different dates as you are available
  2. Sign up for training under the VOLUNTEER TRAINING section


Fundraising Events

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SPIRIT OF 12 SEAHAWKS GAMES


GALA AUCTION


VOLUNTEER TRAINING

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS & DRYLAND TRAINING

New Volunteer Orientations & Dryland Training

All new volunteers who plan to volunteer in a multi-day program series must attend an initial New Volunteer Orientation. These are also a great way to come learn more about our organization, volunteer expectations, programs, benefits and more, even if you are not sure how you want to get involved yet.

*New Volunteer Orientations are not required for one-time fundraising events or custom events as we provide an event orientation, typically the day-of or week prior.

Dryland Training:
If you are signed up as a new Cycling, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, or Mountain Biking, you are also required to attend a Dryland Training after the orientation. Select the appropriate option during registration as indicated in the links below.

Timeline:

  • Orientations are offered during the following seasons typically once every 3 weeks mid-week between 6:00–7:30 PM
  • April–August (for Spring/Summer volunteers)
  • November–December (for winter volunteers)

Location:

  • Outdoors for All Foundation in Magnuson Park, Google Maps

Staff Contact:
volunteer@outdoorsforall.org
(206) 838-6030

Register:

  1. Please sign up with the link below
    *If you cannot attend any of the listed dates below, please contact us above.

FIELD TRAINING – KAYAKING

Field Training – Kayaking 

Required for all new and return volunteers in our Kayaking Program Series (1, 2, or 3), and some Custom Events. Please choose 1 training date to attend and sign up with the link below in addition to signing up for the program series volunteer role. If you are a new volunteer, you are also required to attend New Volunteer Orientation and Dryland Training – Kayaking (please sign up under NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS & DRYLAND TRAINING)

Dates:

  • Thursday, June 6th from 6:00–7:00 PM
  • OR Thursday, June 20th from 6:00–7:00 PM

Location:

  • Sail Sand Point in Magnuson Park, Google Maps
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

FIELD TRAINING – MOUNTAIN BIKING

Field Training – Mountain Biking

Required for all new and return volunteers in our Mountain Biking Program Series (101, 102, Military), and Epic Rides/Weekends. Please choose 1 training date to attend and sign up with the link below in addition to signing up for the program series volunteer role. If you are a new volunteer, you are also required to attend New Volunteer Orientation and Dryland Training – Mountain Biking (please sign up under NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS & DRYLAND TRAINING).

Dates:

  • Monday, May 6th from 6:00–7:00 PM
  • OR Monday, May 20th from 6:00–7:00 PM

Location:

  • Outdoors for All Foundation in Magnuson Park, Google Maps
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

FIELD TRAINING – ROCK CLIMBING

Field Training – Rock Climbing

Required for all new and return volunteers in our Rock Climbing Program Series and some Custom Events. Please choose 1 training date to attend and sign up with the link below in addition to signing up for the program series volunteer role. If you are a new volunteer, you are also required to attend New Volunteer Orientation and Dryland Training – Rock Climbing (please sign up under NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATIONS & DRYLAND TRAINING).

Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 29th from 6:00–7:00 PM
  • OR Wednesday, June 12th from 6:00–7:00 PM

Location:

  • The Mountaineers in Magnuson Park, Google Maps
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

BIKE MAINTENANCE TRAINING

Basic Bike Maintenance Training

Learn some basic bike maintenance skills to support the Outdoors for All fleet of over 200 bikes on our Bike Maintenance Work Days. Learn valuable skills to work on your personal bikes. Topics include: safety checks, brake and shift adjustment, wheel truing, flat tires, cable replacement and more.

Training is hosted by our Program Coordinator, Taylor Moseley. Taylor has 9 years of bike mechanic experience and is certified in eBike maintenance and mountain bike suspension repair.

Dates:

  • Basic Bike:
    Thursday, May 30th from 6:00–8:00 PM
    OR Tuesday, July 2nd from 6:00–8:00 PM
  • Mountain Bike:
    Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00–7:30 PM
    *See details on MTB maintenance below in sign up

Location:

  • Outdoors for All Foundation in Magnuson Park, Google Maps

Other Expectations:

  • This is a beginning class and no other experience is necessary to participate
  • We expect volunteers who take the training to also sign up for our Bike Maintenance Days to support our fleet of adaptive bikes
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty
  • *If you cannot attend the training dates, please reach out to volunteer@outdoorsforall.org providing a brief background/experience in the activity.

Register:

  1. Sign up for a training date below
  2. Sign up for some of our bike maintenance days under the section PROGRAM SERIES