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Venture Outdoors collects demographic data to be certain we're serving communities equitably. Please complete this to the best of your ability. Your answers will not be shared with the public, however deidentified, aggregated data may be included in reports.



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Please create an account for our Online Portal that will allow you to sign-up for shifts, check your schedule, update your profile information, and stay up to to date with all things volunteering at Venture Outdoors! This portal can be accessed through the "Volunteer" page on our website.



Trip Leader Expectations

Our volunteer trip leaders serve as ambassadors for Venture Outdoors and a public face of the organization, in some cases providing the only “in-person” contact for participants. We entrust trips leaders with the safety and wellbeing of participants, as well as the reputation and community’s perception of Venture Outdoors. Trip leaders are a valuable part of the Venture Outdoors team, and we are committed to providing the support and resources necessary to enable every volunteer to successfully advance our mission to “Inspire. Educate. Equip.” In exchange, Venture Outdoors asks all volunteer trip leaders to meet the following expectations:
  • Successfully complete Outdoor Leadership Training (OLT) and any additional activity-specific training 
  • Maintain current certifications in CPR and First Aid from a recognized certifying institution
  • Obtain and submit current PA Act 34 Criminal History clearance
Commit to the following behaviors and acknowledge, by checking below:
  • Uphold the values and further the mission of Venture Outdoors
  • Promote, through words and actions, the physical and emotional safety and wellbeing of all participants as well as the general public during Venture Outdoors activities
  • Actively encourage and facilitate an equitable and inclusive experience for all participants and anyone else who might encounter a Venture Outdoors activity