Volunteer

WenatcheeOutdoors (WO) and OkanoganOudoors (OO) are non-profit efforts funded through grants, gifts, and sponsorships from organizations/individuals supporting our missions (getting more people outdoors more often for lifestyle, health, conservation, and economic benefits). Funding is lean so we magnify our capacity through volunteers who contribute a few hours a week (or several hours a month) tackling specific tasks. Most tasks are easily learned and we will train you, but consistency, reliability, and a willingness to do the task on an on-going basis is important. With your help we can improve our web resources and our local outdoor involvement.  If any of the tasks below are of interest, contact Sarah@wenatcheeoutdoors.org.

Tasks Needing Volunteers

  • Post the ‘Pictures of the Week’ for WO and/or OO (weekly).
  • Get outdoors often with the intent of taking Pictures of the Week (weekly or monthly).
  • Prepare the WO email newsletter every 3 to 4 weeks. There are two jobs here that can be done by one person or divided in two: 1) assemble the words and links for the newsletter 2) layout the finished content in our newsletter software and mail (monthly).
  • Post cool videos on the website (or forum) on an-ongoing basis. This would entail searching for interesting outdoor videos (inspirational, wow-inducing, instructional) and posting them (weekly).
  • Provide written, photographic, or video content on a weekly or monthly basis. You could pick a theme (e.g., getting out with kids, outdoor tips, gear review, technique) or simply free-range.
  • Edit stories and materials we send you (good for writers and those with strong grammar).
  • Help WO with the Everybody Out! Campaign was launched in summer of 2015. The campaign aims to get all locals outdoors on a hike, bike ride, paddle, ski, etc. at least once this year.
  • Translate more of our content to Spanish (we are starting a Spanish section).
  • Become a map guru who prepares the topo maps accompanying our posts (weekly).
  • Make GPS courses and GPS quizzes along the riverfront parks, in the Horan Natural Area, at Saddle Rock… (monthly or bi-monthly).
  • Wade through guidebooks and add the details pertaining to dogs to these posts (on-going).
  • Create natural history photo quizzes like our flower, bird, and animal track quizzes (bi-monthly).
  • Distribute brochures and rack cards around town every few months.
  • Represent WO at events (tables at farmers market, outdoor happenings, etc.).
  • Serve on the WO board of directors.
  • Help with fund raising efforts – grant writing, annual financial campaign.
  • Create a master list of regional media and local outdoor organization. Send links of our new posts to this list suggesting these orgs link their social media to our content.

Other Ways to Get Involved
  • TALK. Tell friends (local and visiting) about Wenatchee Outdoors and the outdoor community in NCW.
  • ATTEND. Join outings and events listed in our calendar.
  • REGISTER. Register (quick & free!) to post your own events to our calendar and to post in our forum about important issues, trips, and links that other outdoor people will value. Watch this video to learn how to register for the WenatcheeOutdoors Forum & Calendar.
  • WRITESubmit articles to us about gear, trips, tips, or anything outdoor related or post your own articles and pictures.
  • COMMENT. Tell us what you think about articles, offer insight about products, or update trip information.
  • SUBSCRIBE. Get our email newsletter.