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Splore Offers Individuals the Opportunity to Volunteer For Outdoor Programs and Much More!

Each year, more than 100 individuals are recruited and trained to assist in Splore programs and special events. Volunteers provide the essential support that makes it possible for Splore to carry out its mission of providing accessible and affordable outdoor recreation to people with disabilities and special needs. Volunteers work with Splore's dedicated staff to provide program assistance, personal care, transportation, and fundraising support. Volunteers benefit in many ways, including receiving hands-on skill training in experiential recreation, meeting new individuals, cultivating lasting friendships, and adding value and new direction to the quality of other people's lives. Splore introduces new volunteers to various program opportunities available each year through volunteer orientations and volunteer trainings.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training is required for all new program volunteers. The Splore staff provides you with the training needed to feel confident in your role as a volunteer. You will learn outdoor skills, safety procedures and how to interact with persons with disabilities and youth at risk. As you use your new skills to help others, your own life will be enriched as well. Your volunteer experience will exceed your expectations! Training for canoeing, climbing and skiing is conducted locally and includes a program orientation session on one evening and a program skills-building session on another day or evening. Canoeing and climbing training is held in May, and skiing training is held in December. Rafting training is held over a weekend in May and is conducted at the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River near Moab, including two days of instruction, river rafting, and a night of camping along the river. Click on the " Training Dates " link for exact training locations, dates and times for all programs. Splore couldn't do it without our awesome volunteers!

How To Sign-Up as a Volunteer

Click on the "Calendar" tab at the top left of this page to view the programs we have scheduled. You will notice that some dates say that either “Program Volunteers” or “Volunteer Guides” are needed. If the program interests you and you’re available, call us at 801.484.4128 for additional information and/or to sign up as a volunteer.

Health and Liability Forms

We also ask that all volunteers (new and old) fill out our Health and Liability forms. We update our records each year so if you haven’t filled out the forms yet this year, please do so. Please print and fill out the Health Form as well as the Liability Form and mail or bring them to the Splore office.

Volunteer Requirements

Splore's policies require that all NEW volunteers provide a Background Check. Please contact us at 801.484.4128 x 6 for information on how to obtain this document.