Your spring donation supports volunteer-led outdoor education

Donations of all sizes help The Mountaineers lead innovation in outdoor education across the Pacific Northwest and beyond through books and volunteer-led programs. We’re looking for 300 members to support our mission this month – add your name to the list today.
The Mountaineers The Mountaineers
May 14, 2024
Your spring donation supports volunteer-led outdoor education
Cabinet Peak. By Susan Shih.

Spring is an exciting time at The Mountaineers as people from all backgrounds and experience levels turn to us to seek outdoor education and venture outdoors through books, trips, and activities. Spring is also when our community rallies to support our shared vision through philanthropy.

We are looking for 300 members to join our vision with a donation this month and today we are exactly halfway there! Will you donate to help The Mountaineers lead innovation in outdoor education?

Support outdoor leadership & volunteerism

Volunteer leaders have always been at the heart of our mission and community, and donations equip volunteers with resources such as professional development opportunities and publishing that provides vision, mentorship, and a clear path for anyone working toward a thriving outdoor community. Donations of all sizes move us toward our vision of accessible outdoor education through leadership development. 

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Ambassadors participate in advanced technical skills training in Ouray, CO.  Mentored learning with professional guides invests in our most skilled climb leaders. Photo by @ValHawks.

P1010840.jpgA Wilderness First Responder (WFR) student participates in a simulation exercise. The donor-funded Leadership Development Fund helps instructors and leaders access advanced training and bring new ideas and skills to their courses and trips. WFR certification is one way that Mountaineers volunteers have utilized the Leadership Development Fund.

DSC_0379.jpgVolunteers gather for in-person leadership development at the Seattle Program Center. Donations fund our Leadership Development Series for new and experienced volunteers alike. Regular virtual and in-person seminars and books such as The Outdoor Leader provide leaders with new ideas for instructing, decision making, improving safety, and having fun.

David Bradley_Wildcatter Coast.jpgA Mountaineers volunteer instructs during a Coastal Backpacking course. Photo by David Bradley. Volunteers plan and lead 186 courses and almost 3,000 trips annually. An annual trailhead parking pass is a small, but meaningful, way we can continue to support our 300+ Super Volunteers by offsetting some of their costs to lead groups.


Get your Adventure with Purpose Sticker

We envision a world where our adventures extend beyond the reach of our own personal enjoyment and where all people can confidently enjoy and are inspired to protect the natural world.

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Everyone who donates during the month of May* will receive a limited edition Adventure with Purpose sticker. 

The Mountaineers flourish thanks to a culture of giving. Our volunteers and donors give back and pay it forward, empowering others to confidently explore in their own backyards and beyond. We believe we are all connected, to this earth and to each other. Each act of giving strengthens our bonds and deepens our roots. 

*Stickers will be sent to everyone who makes an unrestricted donation of $15 or more during May 2024.

The Mountaineers® is a 501(c)(3) organization supported through earned revenue and elevated through charitable contributions. Our staff work to support our seven branches (Bellingham, Everett, Foothills, Kitsap, Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma), three lodges (Baker, Meany, and Stevens), and our Kitsap Forest Theater. Tax ID: 27-3009280. 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. 

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