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New Volunteers Complete Training

Volunteers are critical to Y.E.T.I.’s  ability to serve the youth in King County with outdoor adventure. These transformative experiences are made possible  through the dedication of volunteers time. Without this commitment we would not be able to offer our pay what you can , sliding scale model, which ensures any youth who wants to participate can.

Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds but all have one thing in common they are passionate about connecting young people to the natural world.  After completing  the initial screening, volunteers participate in a 16 hour Wilderness First-Aid training (WFA), abuse prevention training, van driving training and a full day of facilitation and risk management training.  Volunteers leave this process ready to help create an emotional safe places  where young people can connect, learn and grow on outdoor adventures in our public lands. 

From there volunteers work with other experienced guides to learn more about leading trips and have the opportunity to refine other trip leading skills such as; snowshoeing, kayaking rock climbing and more!  follow the links below to learn more or consider donating to ensure we can continue to training these outdoor educators! 

Please Join me in welcoming the spring class of volunteers! or email 

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