Venture Outdoors offers many volunteer opportunities that put you on the front lines of introducing everyone to the benefits of outdoor recreation.  

Ready to get involved? Check out the options below and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form at the bottom of the page. Have questions? Email volunteers@ventureoutdoors.org.

Outings – Trip Leaders and Assistants
We’re looking for people who are interested in sharing their outdoors enthusiasm with others and have the desire to lead, motivate, and manage groups in the outdoors. We offer opportunities to lead trips on established VO activities, or you can design a trip that matches your special interests. Review the Trip Leader Expectations to see what it takes to be part of this elite group of leaders.  Learn More About Becoming a Volunteer Trip Leader

Event Help
Volunteers are needed to help at events like the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Community Festivals ,and more! Opportunities include set-up and tear-down, staffing, raffle ticket and auction sales, and more.

Outreaches/Kayak Pittsburgh Table
Become an organization ambassador and help us spread the word about Venture Outdoors at community outreaches and presentations.

We’re also looking for people to staff the weekend membership table at Kayak Pittsburgh North Park and North Shore during the Summer months (Saturdays or Sundays, 12-3pm or 3-6pm – earn free kayak vouchers while helping us!) Email  volunteers@ventureoutdoors.org if you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity.

Office Help
We are always looking for help with data entry, membership mailings, and other projects around the office. If you have a few spare hours a week and can lend a hand, let us know and we’ll see if we have a project in the pipeline.

Board, Jr. Board, and Advisory Committees
Do you have professional skills in finance, event planning, marketing, or fundraising? Consider joining our Board, Jr. Board (for young professionals), or an Advisory Committee.

We utilize the help of interns throughout the year in programming, marketing, and more. Please visit our employment page for current internship opportunities.

Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Venture Outdoors! Please fill out the form with your contact information and preferences and we’ll get back to you within a few business days. Also check our Activities Calendar for upcoming Volunteer Orientations.

Venture Outdoors Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in Venture Outdoors. Our volunteers are what make us tick and every second, every minute and everyone hour of your time helps us further our mission of connection everyone with the outdoors!