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
If you want to volunteer with the Mazamas, you will need to complete our Volunteer Agreement.
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.
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.
*Please note that this role is paused while we wait for the MMC to reopen.*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to learn more.
Get started volunteering by completing our Volunteer Agreement today.