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.
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.
Do you work with Salesforce in your daily life? Would you consider yourself to be intermediate or advanced with writing reports and adding rollups? Are you interested in volunteering your time with the Mazamas? Then we are interested in talking with you about how you could assist us in maximizing our new database. Email email@example.com if interested.
Layout & Design Specialist
We are looking for someone to take on the work of layout and design of our monthly publication. The appropriate candidate should have: experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; familiarity with the Mazamas; copy editing skills; ability to work under a tight deadline. Candidate must have their own computer and subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
We have 15 years of digital photos from the Bulletin that need naming, tagging, and filing. Once trained and provided with the files, this is a task that can be done remotely. Email email@example.com if interested.
Library & Archive Assistants
Library assistants help move library books back into circulation, which includes sorting materials, verifying the order of books on shelves, and other tasks. Archive assistants help with processing, preservation, and reference requests. Volunteers should have an interest in mountaineering history, basic computer skills, and a willingness to do repetitive tasks, including putting items into alphabetical, numerical, and chronological order. Experience with standard library and archival practices help, but not required. Please contact Mathew Brock, Mazama Library and Historical Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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 of 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. Please email email@example.com.
Bulletin Delivery Driver
We are in need of a small team of volunteers to take on the task of delivering the monthly Bulletins to our local partners. Deliveries take place during the first week of the month and, if done alone, the route takes about 3 hours to complete. Volunteers must have their own means of transportation, but will be eligible for parking meter and mileage reimbursements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.