Posted by Willy Franzen on May 28, 2011. Jobs updated daily.
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Last night my girlfriend and I went out to some trendy new bar to meet up with a bunch of her friends from high school who are back in town for Memorial Day Weekend. I’m pretty sure that I came within a foot (and often much closer) of a thousand people while I was there. Today I’m headed up to Northern Michigan to spend the weekend fishing on one of my favorite rivers, where, hopefully, there won’t be anyone (besides my girlfriend and the fishing guide) within a thousand feet of me. I think that there’s no better way to spend a holiday (or any) weekend than being outdoors, and I’m pretty sure that the people at the Outdoors for All Foundation completely agree. In fact, the folks at the Seattle, WA based non-profit love the outdoors so much that they want to share it with those who might not usually get a chance to enjoy it, which is why they provide “year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities.” Through the work of over 700 volunteers, the Outdoors for All Foundation is able to help more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities enjoy the outdoors every year.
The programs offered by the Outdoors for All Foundation span across pretty much every sport that you can do outdoors including “snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, river rafting, canoeing and kayaking, day camps, water skiing, rock-climbing, camping and Custom Events.” I don’t see any fishing on there, but I can forgive them for that. Maybe they’ll add it, considering that they started in 1979 as the Ski For All Foundation and then expanded into other sports (but continued to have a strong focus on snow sports). You can learn a little bit more about the organization by watching the video below (e-mail readers may have to click through):
If you’re all about “transforming lives through outdoor education,” then you need to check out the jobs at the Outdoors for All Foundation. They offer a range of opportunities that are worth checking out. There are Camp Counselor and Camp Lead Counselor positions, work study options, and an a VISTA Volunteer Coordinator position opening up in August. For some reason all of the job description PDFs are blurred out, so I recommend that you just contact them through the info listed on the page to find out more about their opportunities. You can also try volunteering to get your foot in the door.
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