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Donor Profile: Tab Wilkins

When I arrived in June 2011, The Mountaineers had recently achieved 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and fundraising was in its infancy. With the exception of dedicated campaigns to raise funds for capital projects, like the basalt columns in the courtyard of the Seattle Program Center, efforts to raise unrestricted dollars for budding youth, conservation and yet-to-be-developed volunteer programs were just getting off the ground. The concept of inviting members and volunteers – who already give a significant amount of time – to make an additional investment of dollars in these programs was new and risky. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Rikki Hinz

For our member profile this week we talked to Rikki Hinz, a Washington local who feels most at home when she's outside. She has a great instagram feed too - check her out @rikkirachelleRead more…

10 Essential Questions: Imran Rahman

For our member profile this week we talked to Imran Rahman, a volunteer and self-professed "choss lover" who met his friends and chosen family in The Mountaineers. Oh, and he volunteers with Everett Mountain Rescue too! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Tess Wendel

For our member profile this week we talked to Tess Wendel, a Basic grad and Intermediate student who can eat a surprising amount of Phad Thai after a weekend in the mountains. Read more…

Fancy yourself an expert? Bloggers Needed.

People come to The Mountaineers because we are experts in the outdoors – we’ve been doing it for 110 years after all! As one of the oldest volunteer-led clubs in the country, our experience has been documented in the pages of our books and in the memories of our volunteers and members. Now we want to share even more of your personal stories, and we ask you to let us! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Scott Schissel

For our member profile this week we talked to Scott Schissel, a Park Ranger and Mountaineer who loves feeling all the stress melt away while on a long hike or run. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Lace Thornberg

For our member profile this week we talked to Lace Thornberg, a climber, hiker, and Mountaineers Books employee who finds inspiration in little kids with big smiles. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Justin Elder

For our member profile this week we talked to Justin Elder, a Lawyer who balances his life in the courtroom by resetting his soul in the outdoors. Oh, and he loves picnics. Read more…

FYI: REI Job Positions

REI was hoping to spread the word about some full-time opportunities with their Outdoor Programs in Portland and Seattle. There are Senior Instructor positions open in each city. The role is a bit unique in the industry because it is full-time with great benefits, allows someone to come home every night and has a good balance of field and office time.  Read more…

Mountaineers Member Info Session - July 27

Meet your fellow Mountaineers and learn more about our programs and activities at this 40 minute information session, and stay after to chat with your fellow members and guests. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Chris Williams

For our member profile this week we talked to student, volunteer, and employee Chris Williams  about why he loves learning with The Mountaineers. Read more…

What does it mean to be a Mountaineers leader?

The Mountaineers puts a large emphasis on the importance of leadership, and we encourage our members to become an activity leader and join our vibrant volunteer community. But what does it really mean to be a leader for The Mountaineers, and what is expected of these individuals? Read more…

You gave BIG!

Thank you! We asked you to GiveBIG on May 5th, and you DID. Because of you, we raised over $10,000 for The Mountaineers Programs with The Seattle Foundation! Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Craig Hauser

For our member profile this week we talked to Craig Hauser, a "legacy" Mountaineer who was inspired by his parents to join and return the favor to his future children. Read more…

Graphic Design Intern Wanted

We are looking for a talented graphic design intern proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. We have a creative illustration project that will add value and variety to any design portfolio. Read more…

GiveBIG today

Do you ever marvel at how beautiful our state is? From lush forests, to magnificent glaciated peaks to the shores of Puget Sound, we live in an awe-inspiring place. Read more…

2015 Updates to the Sea Kayaking Minimum Standards

These changes now apply to all Sea Kayaking activities at every branch.  Read more…

Sharing Course Curriculum

The Mountaineers depends on a steady stream of new volunteers to bring fresh energy, ideas, and innovation to what we do. Therefore it's critical we remember to help these new volunteers be successful and feel rewarded by their roles.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Stevie Russell

For our member profile this week we talked to Stevie Russell, a 26-year member and 2014 Super Volunteer.  He shared his favorite Mountaineers memory and why he continues to volunteer with us. Read more…

Earthquake in Nepal

At The Mountaineers, we are grieving for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Thousands of lives have been lost, many more are injured without access to basic essentials, and local communities have been completely destroyed. Read more…

How to change your membership type

Have a guest family account and want to upgrade to a family membership? Just turned 65 and want to pay the senior rate instead of the individual rate? Need to add family members? All of your membership changes can be done from the My Profile page.  Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Rajesh Pillai

For our member profile this week we chatted with Rajesh Pillai, an Everett Mountaineer and volunteer. He told us about his inspiration and revealed a few of his favorite Mountaineers memories. Read more…

Mountaineers Member Info Session

Meet your fellow Mountaineers and learn more about our programs and activities at this 40 minute information session, and stay after to chat with your fellow members and guests. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Caitlin O'Brien

For our member profile this week we spoke to employee and active member Caitlin O'Brien. She told us about her work with youth and how it continues to inspire her every day. Read more…

February 2015 Volunteer Survey

We emailed all of the volunteers that we could identify with our rosters and available information. This included people who volunteer with us as leaders, course instructors, committee members/branch administration, event support, help for our youth programs, the lodges, stewardship volunteers, Mountaineers Players and on the Board or Advisory Council. We received feedback from 482 people.  Read more…

How To: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback is an integral part of our organizational culture at The Mountaineers. From staff, to volunteers, to members, we strive to create a healthy loop of feedback that allows us the opportunity to continually evaluate, assess, and improve our programs! Read more…

Supporting Volunteers: Job Design and Posting

Sometimes this works - we have amazing volunteers - but it can be a recipe for increased burnout. For us to be effective in the long run, everyone must create the change they would like to see and not pressure others to do things they may not have time for. Read more…

Mountaineers Course Calendar

The Mountaineers offers a wide range of outdoor experiences through our courses and activities. Our outdoor experiences are organized and led by volunteers across seven branches. Our volunteer structure, and the fact that some of our activities can only be done seasonally, means our courses generally happen on a seasonal basis as well. Read more…

10 Essential Questions: Maiza Lima

For our member profile this week we spoke to Maiza Lima, a rock climber and mountaineer from Brazil who signed up with us to learn how to climb and found a great community that makes her heart smile. Read more…