Seattle Youth Volunteer Orientation Dinner - Sep 29

Join us for an evening offering a catered dinner and information about volunteering with The Mountaineers youth programs. We will describe in detail the new Youth and Family Hike and Youth and Family Backpack Leader certifications, as well as other ways to support the youth programs.
Carl Marrs Carl Marrs
Associate Program Manager - Clubs
September 08, 2022

Join us on Thursday, September 29 for an evening of good food, good company, and ample opportunities to support the next generation of climbers and outdoor explorers through our youth programs. 

At this orientation dinner, we will be offering current and prospective youth volunteers information on the types of support we're looking for, as well as our two new youth leader badgesYouth and Family Hike Leader and Youth and Family Backpack Leader. These new leader types were approved at this year's Hike and Backpack Summit by representatives from each Mountaineers branch. 

There are many different types of leadership certifications available at The Mountaineers, and one of the goals of the orientation is to help you understand them and how they relate to volunteering with youth. We hope you'll come away from the night with a solid understanding of what it takes to become a leader at The Mountaineers, and why it can be such a fulfilling way to give back. 


What can I expect at the orientation dinner?

  • Overview of Seattle Mountaineers youth programs  and the ways in which you can volunteer 
  • Information about our two new youth leader badges 
  • Broader information on Mountaineers leader badges and how they relate to volunteering with youth 
  • Networking opportunities 

Take Your First Step to Becoming a Youth Leader

If you already know that you want to earn your Youth & Family Hike or Backpack leader badge, please RSVP for the New Leader Seminar below. This seminar, held on October 27,  is an important step in the process and sets out in detail the requirements, qualifications, and expectations of you once you become a leader.


I hope to see you at the Orientation Dinner and New Leader Seminar!

Lead image of MAC students after a day of trail work on the Blue Lake Trail. Photo by trail user.