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Thanks to trained and certified volunteer Trip Leaders we’re able to host hundreds of outdoor activities each year. We need outdoor enthusiasts like yourself to sign up.  


The most direct way to help is to make a tax-deductible contribution to support access to outdoor programs for youth, seniors, and marginalized communities.  

Become a Member

Join the growing number of outdoor-lovers on a monthly or annual basis. Get some great membership perks and while you’re helping to make it easy for others to get outdoors.  

Jobs & Internships

Check out job board! We hire over 70 people each year between our fulltime staff, our season Kayak Pittsburgh staff, and our Youth Outdoor Educators. We also host interns in various departments. Join the team! 


Align your brand with 20+ years of outdoor recreation in Southwest PA. We <3 our sponsors and couldn’t do this work without you.  


Other Ways to Support Us

Donating in honor or memory of someone, or if you’re a current Member looking to give an additional gift (thanks!) please complete our donation form to contribute the amount of your choice to Venture Outdoors.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Visit your employer’s human resources office to find out if your company has a matching gift policy. In addition to your company’s resources, we’ve compiled this partial list of companies with matching gift and volunteer grant programs.

Workplace giving programs including United Way provide an easy way to donate to Venture Outdoors on a schedule that works for you – weekly, monthly, or annually. Sign up for your employer’s workplace giving campaign and use automatic payroll deduction to make your donation today. Our United Way Contributor Choice Number is 1529517.

Please browse this partial list of companies with matching gift and volunteer grant programs.

Shopping at Amazon? You can support Venture Outdoors at the same time AmazonSmile. Start your Amazon shopping and select Venture Outdoors as your charitable organization of choice. 0.05% of sales made on their website will be donated back to us, at no extra charge to you!

Contribute stock or mutual funds that you’ve held for more than a year to Venture Outdoors! You won’t have to pay taxes on the capital gain, and you’ll also receive a charitable deduction on the full market value of the gift if you’re eligible to itemize.

You’ll receive a tax-deduction, CARS will handle the pickup, and Venture Outdoors will receive a donation when you donate your vehicle (working or not)!
Not just limited to cars, trucks, or motor boats, CARS Vehicle Donation service accepts hundreds of donated items, including kayaks, bicycles, lawnmowers, and wheelchairs. You can view a full list of accepted items and start the easy donation process today.

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