Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesdays 4-7pm: Mazamas Office Volunteer
Office Volunteers keep the MMC running smoothly by providing consistent and efficient support to Mazamas members.
Office Volunteers spend the majority of their time acting as the first point of contact at the organization by greeting visitors; answering phones; responding to voicemails and emails; and managing the central Mazamas calendar. Office Volunteers also handle new membership applications; process dues, climb card and merchandise payments; and do basic bookkeeping for the organization.
Occasionally OV’s pitch in to help with special activities and events going on at the MMC.
Volunteers are asked to commit to one 4-hour shift/week, currently we have the Wednesday, 3-7pm shift available.
Please contact Kati Mayfield, kati(at)mazamas.org, if you would like to learn more.
Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm: Publications Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 8: Risk Management Committee
This is an opportunity to serve the Mazamas and ensure the Mazamas activities are safe. Risk Management Committee is looking for new members and a new Chairperson. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Mazamas committees and activities; and experience in risk assessment and analysis. Contact Sandra Volk, svolk55(at)gmail.com or attend a meeting, the Second Wednesday of each month.
Saturday, May 11: Mazamas/TKO Work Party at Clackamas Riverside Trail
Mazamas partner Trail Keepers of Oregon is hosting a work party which will focus on trail restoration and maintenance on the Clackamas Riverside Trail near the Riverside Campground. Help fix a slide area, trail erosion and fix the trail bed that has become overgrown. Contact Kati Mayfield kati(at)mazamas.org for more information.
Wednesday, May 15: Join the Skillbuilder team
Crevasse Rescue, Learn to Belay, Avalanche 1, Orienteering …
Do these names sound familiar? Each of these classes is one of our Skillbuilders, a focused course designed to teach specific skills in one evening of lecture and one or two days of field practice. The Education Committee is looking for a few people to serve as members of a subcommittee to oversee the Skillbuilder program and work with the Skillbuilder Coordinators that actually teach the individual programs. This is a great chance to bring creative new programming to the Mazamas, contact the Education Committee, education(at)mazamas.org, for more information.
Saturday, June 1: Mazama Lodge Spring Workday
We’ve had another great winter and spring at the Mazama Lodge and we’re getting ready to spruce the place up for the summer. Join the Mazamas Friends of the Lodge for a day of work and cheer. To sign up email mazamafotl(at)gmail.com.
Ongoing/Flexible Schedule—Mazamas Access Committee
Learn about where recreation and conservation meet – consider joining the Mazamas Access Committee. The Access Committee is a new group at the Mazamas which will work with local, state, regional and national partners to address access issues throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. If you enjoy the outdoors, are knowledgeable about conservation issues and want to participate in building the local climbing community, contact Adam Baylor, adam(at)mazamas.org to learn more.
Flexible Schedule—Mt. Hood Video Documentary
The Mazamas Library and Archives Committee wants to document how Mt. Hood’s Hogsback has moved over the last century. They need a volunteer with video editing experience and proficiency with Adobe Premiere software to help. Contact archivist Jeff Thomas at 503-936-1951.
Ongoing: Hike Leaders Needed
Trail Trips Committee is recruiting new hike leaders. Our hike leaders keep the Trail Trips program running, offering over 900 hikes, rambles and trail trips each year.
By volunteering to lead hikes, rambles, snowshoes, backpacks, car camps or trail tends, you are
making a valuable contribution to the Mazamas. Often you will be the first and sometimes the
only face of the Mazamas to the public and potential new members.
Leading Trail Trips activities is a way to choose your own destinations and dates. Added
bonuses are getting to participate in Trail Trips activities without paying fees, receiving a “Hike
Free” card from Trail Trips for each activity you lead and qualifying for a number of Trail Trips
recognition awards once certain milestones are reached.
In order to become a Trail Trips leader, you must be enthusiastic about hiking, read the Trail Trips Leader Manual, have been certified in basic First Aid, and lead a provisional hike under a Mazamas Hike Leader.
If interested, and to get more information, contact David Zeps, davidz24130(at)gmail.com or 503-638-5430.
Ongoing: Mazamas Friends of the Lodge
Do you love the Mazamas Lodge? Become a Friend of the Lodge to enjoy the camaraderie of other lodge fans and help keep the place ship-shape during two lodge workdays, one in the spring and one in the fall. Contact Ron Sikes, Mazama Friends of the Lodge Coordinator, at mazamafotl(at)gmail.com.
Ongoing: AYM Hike and Activity Leader
AYM hike and activity leaders lead hikes, snowshoes, cross country ski days, backpacks, car camping trips, and other related activities. The goal of AYM is to get more people in their 20’s and 30’s involved in AYM and the Mazamas, so if you would like to meet new people, and lead fun activities, become an AYM hike/activity leader.
AYM leaders get to lead as many hikes or activities to wherever they wish, as long as they commit to leading one activity per quarter. The AYM leaders must be members of the Mazamas and have minimum basic first aid.
If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity, contact the AYM committee at aym(at)mazamas.org.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
June 11, 13, 18, 20: Mazamas Youth Climb Camp
Share your love of climbing with kids! The Mazamas is running its first Youth Climb Camp and needs ICS grads, AR grads and Climb Leaders to help out. You’ll be teaching kids to belay, rappel and enjoy the sport of climbing. Contact Dan Leone, danleone14(at)yahoo.com, to get involved.
June 15: Trail Tending on Kings Mountain
Join the Mazamas and Trail Keepers of Oregon as we clear the tangle of winter growth that threatens to bury this popular hiking trail. We need 10 people to help with this one day event, contact Rick Pope, poper123(at)frontier.com, to sign up.
July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9: Adventure WILD Day Camp instructors
Adventure WILD, a benefit for Friends of Outdoor School, is running 2 weeks of summer camp out of the MMC. They are looking for volunteers to put together 3 hours of fun programming for kids ages 4-11. Take the kids through orienteering/navigation, Leave No Trace, scavenger hunts, or a topic of your choice. Contact Kati Mayfield if you’d like to participate, kati(at)mazamas.org.
July 19th-21st or August 23rd-25th: Lead a Youth Climb
Climb Leaders, shake things up this summer with a youth climb! Mazamas partner Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) would like to offer 2 climbs to youth (ages 16-19) participating in their summer programs. Team up with a climb partner to share the Mazamas experience with these kids. Contact Kati Mayfield, kati(at)mazamas.org if interested!
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