Volunteers Needed

These are just some of the opportunities we have for our volunteers to get involved with helping people learn about, explore, and conserve the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest. If you are a Leader for The Mountaineers, tag your "blogs" with "Volunteers Needed" so your volunteer postings show up here.
Take your leadership skills to a new level as a Global Adventures leader in 2018

Take your leadership skills to a new level as a Global Adventures leader in 2018

Global Adventures leaders take members on trips across North America and around the world, where they can experience Mountaineers activities in new, exciting places.

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Committee Chair Opening

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Committee Chair Opening

The Olympia Mountaineers is currently seeking a Mountaineers member to take charge in bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival to Olympia.

Olympia Branch Looking for Hike Leaders

Olympia Branch Looking for Hike Leaders

The Olympia Branch is in need of more hike leaders, and it's easier than you think! Check out the perks of the gig, and learn how you can get more involved.

Take our 2018 Member & Volunteer Survey!

Take our 2018 Member & Volunteer Survey!

Every two years we poll our community to find out what's working and where we can improve. Read this blog to find out how you can participate, and what we learned from past surveys.

Annual Conservation Meeting and Stewardship Leader Development

Join us for an evening of pizza, socializing and training as we develop our 2018 plans for the Olympia Branch Conservation Committee. Whether you’re just curious about what activities and plans for growth might be on our agenda, or you’re ready to take a more active role in this growing and vibrant community of Conservation Heroes, it will be an evening to inspire engagement.

Thu, Feb 8, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Dirty Dave's Pizza
3939 Martin Way E., Lacey, WA 98506
Help Revitalize the Tacoma Singles Committee - Jan 14

Help Revitalize the Tacoma Singles Committee - Jan 14

The New Tacoma Singles Committee will meet to plan future adventures.

Join us for the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - Jan 27

Join us for the 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner - Jan 27

Please join The Mountaineers for an evening to celebrate all of our incredible volunteers!

Alpine Skills Development: Become the Mountaineer You Aspire to Be!

Alpine Skills Development: Become the Mountaineer You Aspire to Be!

Apply for the Progressive Climbing Education (PCE) Alpine Skills Development program and join us in Canmore, Alberta, to enhance your technical ice climbing skills.

Ski Instructors Needed for Winter Season at Meany Lodge

Ski Instructors Needed for Winter Season at Meany Lodge

Our Meany Lodge, built in 1928, is home to a thriving ski community. We're looking for more skiers to teach lessons this year. Share your skills for PSIA training.

Wanted: Stories of Your Walks in the Wild

Wanted: Stories of Your Walks in the Wild

In 2017 we launched a new adventure presentation series to celebrate the extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures by Mountaineers members in the wilds of the world, and our two presentations have been extremely well received! We know that there are more wild-walkers among us, and we invite you to bring your stories to us for inclusion in the series!

Join Us For the Fourth Annual Leadership Conference!

Join Us For the Fourth Annual Leadership Conference!

Registration is filling-up quickly, but space is still available! We hope that you can join us for a fun and interactive day of leadership development.

Foothills Hiking and Backpacking Committees looking for volunteers to help with programs - Oct 19

Foothills Hiking and Backpacking Committees looking for volunteers to help with programs - Oct 19

The Foothills Branch's hiking and backpacking committees support thriving activities and courses and are also working on several exciting new program ideas. If you're interested in playing an important role in an active, fun community, check us out!

Become a Hike or Backpack Leader for The Mountaineers

Become a Hike or Backpack Leader for The Mountaineers

Many experienced hikers and backpackers have found great personal satisfaction and growth and new trail companions by becoming a Mountaineers hike or backpack leader. This evening seminar provides required information and leadership training for those interested in taking this path.

Help get Meany Lodge ready for winter adventures

Help get Meany Lodge ready for winter adventures

Help us get the lodge ready for a winter's worth of fun skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Join one of three work parties this fall!

Make your ideas a reality - volunteer on a committee!

Make your ideas a reality - volunteer on a committee!

Committee volunteerism is the the corner stone of The Mountaineers' courses, activities, and overall organization. Learn more about the benefits of supporting a committee and consider getting involved!

Foothills Hiking/Backpacking Committee 2017 Review-2018 Planning Meeting

Join us as we discuss learnings from our 2017 hiking and backpacking programs and map out our offerings for 2018! Anyone who has been involved with our programs, or would like to be, is welcome to attend! Please RSVP.

Thu, Oct 19, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Mercer Island Library
4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040, USA
Global Adventures Leader Training Weekend - Oct 7 & 8

Global Adventures Leader Training Weekend - Oct 7 & 8

The Mountaineers Global Adventures committee is offering a free training weekend for experienced Mountaineers leaders interested in becoming Global Adventures leaders October 7-8, 2018 at Meany Lodge.

Nominees Wanted for Foothills Branch Leadership Roles

Nominees Wanted for Foothills Branch Leadership Roles

We're seeking energetic volunteers to get involved in our dynamic fast-growing Foothills branch in one of several critical leadership roles coming open this fall!

Website Testers Wanted - Will Trade Testing for T-shirts

Website Testers Wanted - Will Trade Testing for T-shirts

We need 15-25 testers to help us test new website navigation. Sign up and get free Mountaineers merch as a thank you.

Meet Your Mentor Potluck

This event is an opportunity for Basic Climbing students to connect with their mentors.

Fri, Feb 23, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Friends Meeting House
3201 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506
Join us at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Join us at the 2017 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Each year we bring volunteers with us to the Wilderness Risk Management Conference. Learn more information about the conference and apply for a scholarship to attend.

Progress On Our Next Strategic Plan - June Town Hall Recaps

Progress On Our Next Strategic Plan - June Town Hall Recaps

We've begun building 'Vision 2022' - our strategic plan to carry us forward through the next five years. In June we hosted three 'town hall' meetings to hear from members and leaders in our community. Learn what we discussed, and save the date for the next round of town hall meetings in the fall.

The Seattle Branch Council is looking for you

The Seattle Branch Council is looking for you

The Seattle Branch Council looking for candidates for officer elections

Take your leadership skills to a new level as a Global Adventures leader

Take your leadership skills to a new level as a Global Adventures leader

Global Adventures leaders take members on trips across North America and around the world, where they can experience Mountaineers activities in new, exciting places.

Stay at Stevens Lodge and Welcome Summer PCT Hikers!

Stay at Stevens Lodge and Welcome Summer PCT Hikers!

Stevens Lodge is looking for volunteers who want to spend a week or more at the lodge this summer welcoming PCT hikers and overseeing the property.

For the Love of Pika

For the Love of Pika

The Mountaineers is partnering with the Point Defiance Zoo to help collect data on Pika, an important climate indicator species.

Our Parks | Your Adventure's Richard Kresser

Our Parks | Your Adventure's Richard Kresser

Meet Richard Kresser, an ultra-runner and adventure enthusiast with secret summer plans to support the Our Parks | Your Adventure fundraiser. Last year he completed a project he called "Dick's RASH". Read all about it and get a taste for his definition of adventure.

Help Us Give Out Books at Rallies

Help Us Give Out Books at Rallies

Volunteers are needed to prepare for a large scale book giveaway at the upcoming March for Science.

Leader Resources Webinars - April 24 & May 16

Leader Resources Webinars - April 24 & May 16

Do you volunteer with us? Join us online for an evening to discuss web updates, Mountaineers policies, and other tips & tricks to help make your programs run smoothly and engage more people!

Leader Resources Webinar

Tune in to learn about how to better navigate the website and important Mountaineers Policies

Tue, May 16, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Your computer
Your bed, your couch, the dinner table
Wanted: Stories of your Walks in the Wild

Wanted: Stories of your Walks in the Wild

We launched a new adventure presentation series to celebrate the extraordinary trekking and backpacking adventures our Mountaineers members have experienced in the wilds of the world. We're hosting three presentations in the next year to share photos, videos, and storytelling from the wild-walkers among us, and we invite you to send us your stories!

Volunteer with Mountaineers Books

Volunteer with Mountaineers Books

Want to learn more about the publishing world? Volunteer with Mountaineers Books today!

Spring into Summer with the Olympia Branch of The Mountaineers!

Free event, Open to the Public! Invite your friends and bring your family! Are you ready to get outside and play in our beautiful back yard? Come and learn about activities and courses available through your local Mountaineers branch to safely get you and your family out on our trails, mountains, and waterways with other active people.

Thu, Mar 23, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Roosevelt Elementary
1417 San Francisco Ave. NE, Olympia, WA 98505
Leader Resources Seminars - Winter 2016

Leader Resources Seminars - Winter 2016

Do you volunteer with us? Join us for an evening to discuss web updates, marketing strategies, and other tips & tricks to help make your programs run smoothly and engage more people!

Conditioning HIking Series Course Committee Meeting

Planning Committee for the 2017 Conditioning Hiking Series Course

Tue, Nov 15, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Haggen Deli
1313 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia, WA

Open House Planning Committee Meeting

Open House Committee Meeting.

Mon, Nov 7, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Haggen Deli
1313 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia, WA
Meany Lodge Committee Positions Open + Snow Cat Transport

Meany Lodge Committee Positions Open + Snow Cat Transport

Looking to get involved this winter? Meany Lodge is looking to fill several committee positions. Also, we're putting out a call to help transport our snow cat to town.

Wilderness Navigation - Great Hall

Wilderness Navigation - Lecture 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Sat, Oct 29, 2016
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tacoma Program Center
2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403

Great Hall
Friction Slabs Project - Update & Call For Backup

Friction Slabs Project - Update & Call For Backup

We have raised funds and drawn plans to build a one-of-its-kind friction slab climbing center. Learn about this project and sign up to be our project manager to help make this dream a reality.

Volunteers Needed for Gear Grab

Volunteers Needed for Gear Grab

Looking for six able bodied Mountaineers to help out with the September 19 Gear Grab and Meet the Mountaineers event at the Seattle Program Center.

Foothills Branch Leadership Opportunities - 2016

Foothills Branch Leadership Opportunities - 2016

The Foothills Branch is looking for new voices and leaders to step in and bring fresh ideas and energy to the Eastside community. You don't need to have been a member for very long or even have experience leading a committee; just a passion for The Mountaineers and the ability to listen and solve problems.

Discover The Rewards Of Stewardship

Discover The Rewards Of Stewardship

Restoring trails and fire lookout towers with us is a great way to see amazing scenery and give back to your community. Learn how you can get involved.

The Mountaineers Pacific Crest Trail Challenge!

The Mountaineers Pacific Crest Trail Challenge!

Join your fellow Mountaineers in a season-long celebration of the Pacific Crest Trail. Volunteer hike and backpack leaders are needed to lead trips on the trail.

2016 Everett Branch Elections

2016 Everett Branch Elections

The Everett Branch Executive Committee elections will take place from October 1st to October 21st. This year we have six volunteers willing to take on new roles in the branch and have amendments to the Branch Rules of Governance for review and approval. Learn more here!

How should we teach climbing? Tell us!

How should we teach climbing? Tell us!

As part of our new Progressive Climbing Education project, we will host listening sessions to gather input about how to best meet the needs of volunteers, students, and the community at large. Share your thoughts as we seek to solidify what's working and remove what's in your way.

Call for Proposals - Mountaineers Leadership Conference

Call for Proposals - Mountaineers Leadership Conference

This year, the Leadership Conference Committee is interested in proposals for presentations at the December 5, 2016 Leadership Conference in Seattle. If you have an idea for a presentation to advance the leadership skills of our membership, let us know!

Calling all (Snow Vehicle) Mechanics - Meany Lodge

Calling all (Snow Vehicle) Mechanics - Meany Lodge

Meany Lodge has a small fleet of vehicles it uses to haul equipment and guests up the lodge and around the campus. If you have expertise that can help us keep these vehicles in tip-top shape, let us know!

Volunteers Needed: Mt. Baker Lodge

Volunteers Needed: Mt. Baker Lodge

The Mountaineers are considering the future of Mt. Baker Lodge and are soliciting input and support from the membership as to the best next steps. If operations are to continue as they have since the 1950's, a new core of volunteer stewards must be found.

Fancy yourself an expert?

Fancy yourself an expert?

We're looking for more members and leaders to share their expertise. Think you're the best at something in the outdoors? Know a secret trick to avoid blisters? We want you to share your story!

What does it mean to be a Mountaineers Leader?

What does it mean to be a Mountaineers Leader?

"Leaders" are the people who put on most of what our programs do! They teach courses, lead trips, and generally fulfill every aspect of our mission. Read about their privileges and responsibilities.

Property Maintenance: Help Us Keep a High-Quality Presence on the Mountains

Property Maintenance: Help Us Keep a High-Quality Presence on the Mountains

Our Outdoor Centers are always in need of loving care and we are looking for volunteer carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and those with ANY sort of building trades skills who would enjoy donating their time to our properties!

Lodge Cook: Host our Guests like only The Mountaineers can

Lodge Cook: Host our Guests like only The Mountaineers can

The cook at Meany Lodge feeds our hungry, skiing guests. This work is critical to the reputation of Meany as the place to be if you're going skiing. Our food philosophy at Meany is “If you leave here hungry, it’s your fault.”

Bellingham Branch Leadership Opportunities

Bellingham Branch Leadership Opportunities

The Bellingham Branch Leadership is turning over and there is an opportunity for you to step in and bring fresh ideas and energy to the Bellingham community. You don't need to have been a member for very long or even have experience leading a committee; just a passion for The Mountaineers and the ability to listen and solve problems.

Spend Weekends Hosting at Beautiful Baker Lodge!

Spend Weekends Hosting at Beautiful Baker Lodge!

The Baker Lodge Committee invites you to spend weekends at the Lodge hosting guests to our beautiful mountain lodge!

Volunteer for Youth Programs at Mountain Workshops

Volunteer for Youth Programs at Mountain Workshops

We are looking to expand our list of people willing to volunteer at our Mountain Workshops.