Volunteer Opportunities

Website ventureoutdoors Venture Outdoors

We remove barriers and create access to outdoor experiences

Help Inspire, Educate and Equip others to experience the outdoors!

Venture Outdoors, Western Pennsylvania’s leading outdoor recreation and education organization, seeks volunteers to lead outdoors trips and other events as part of our community programming. Activities include hiking and walks in regional neighborhoods and parks; paddle sports including kayaking on rivers and lakes; biking on trails and through city neighborhoods; and winter sports including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.  All programming is designed to support our mission, “Inspire. Educate. Equip. We remove barriers and create access to outdoor experiences.”

Volunteers will be asked to commit to six months of service leading at least 6 outdoor trips within that timeframe.  Other duties and responsibilities are outlined on our website (link below).  Venture Outdoors will provide training in outdoor leadership and risk management, opportunities to receive first-aid training at cost, and education on related skillsets necessary to safely and effectively lead groups of people in outdoor settings.

In furtherance of our mission, we hold all Venture Outdoors staff and volunteers accountable to a commitment to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as to actively keep participants safe from behaviors that conflict with this commitment. In furtherance of these values, Venture Outdoors seeks volunteers who reflect the diversity of Western Pennsylvania and those we seek to serve. Venture Outdoors does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or any other demographic category.

To inquire about volunteering with us, please fill out the volunteer interest form on our Volunteer Page here.

To apply for this job please visit www.ventureoutdoors.org.