The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Our dedicated and talented volunteers are critical to the operation of the Mazamas. By a recent estimation, volunteers contributed over 100,000 hours in 2017! Here are some ways you can get started:
Join a Committee
Help out at the Mazama lodge
Volunteer in the office
Help maintain the Mazama Mountaineering Center and landscaping
Become a leader for climbs, hikes, Nordic skiing, & AYM
Sign up for a Stewardship Activity
Help in the Mazama Library
Be on a special task force
Belay for a Youth Outreach Climb
Interested in Volunteering?
Once you have setup an account on our site, go to your profile page, and click the Edit button. Complete the Volunteer Information that is part of your bio, including: Available for Onsite Volunteering, Volunteer Availability Frequency, Volunteer Availability, Volunteer Skills, Volunteer Interests, and Volunteer Motivation.
In order to volunteer with the Mazamas, you must complete the Volunteer Agreement by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
ONE DAY: Gorgeous Hood to Hood Relay Race | Sunday, June 9
Volunteers are needed for directing, driving, and encouraging racers, not to mention helping them celebrate post race! Plus, for each volunteer who signs up through Mazamas, a $100 donation will be made to the Mazama Mountain Science School, which helps get kids from Portland into their natural backyard at the Lodge.
ONGOING—Once a WEEK: Office Volunteers
Are you looking for a fun and interactive way to get to know the Mazama community and programming better? Do you find yourself with free time during the week? Apply today to be a Mazama Office Volunteer! Office Volunteers support staff with everything from answering phones and emails to organizing supplies and helping to manage our database. At the Mazama Mountaineering Center, Office Volunteers are often the first face, and voice, that members and nonmembers interact with, so if you are a friendly person who’s looking to share their inspiration to love and protect the mountains, we want you!
Apply at tinyurl.com/mmcofficevolunteer.
SHORT DURATION—1 to 3 days: Tech Volunteer
We have old desktop and laptop computers that need to have their hardrives removed and then taken to Free Geek. Appx. 10 computers. Hard drives need to be removed and drilled. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING—Varies: MMC Facilities Volunteer
Looking for a different kind of volunteer opportunity with the Mazamas? Want to get a deeper look behind the scenes about how to keep the Mazama Mountaineering Center up and running? Want to learn all you’d ever want to know (and possibly more) about the current state of recycling? Well, we’ve got the volunteer niche for you! Our Building Manager, Rick Craycraft, needs help! The flexibility of this commitment is almost open-ended. We will provide training, possibly hand off certain responsibilities directly and work with you to find out how your interest level and skills can be put to use in the service of our organization.
We are currently especially in need of:
- volunteer with exterior paint experience
- yard work volunteers (pull weeds, mow, general beautification etc.)
Please email email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
Youth Outreach Volunteer
Do you enjoy working with youth? Do you enjoy climbing and sharing that passion with others? The Mazamas Youth Outreach Climbing program is in need of volunteer belayers and climbing instructors at Youth Outreach Climbing events. These events occur periodically, predominantly in winter and spring, all days of the week, and all hours of the day. Sign up for one, or for many! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Sign our Volunteer Agreement
You MUST login to your account or create an account on our website prior to filling out this form. Click on LOGIN in the above right corner and either login with your credentials or create your account.
Then you can complete the form and you will receive a Volunteer Badge on your account.