In celebration of our 20th anniversary, please consider a $20 donation to support First Descents and extend the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.
General Support volunteers attend First Descents programs to assist the staff and participants in anyway possible. They are the people working in the background to ensure that things run smoothly for everyone at the program. The majority of program responsibilities take place in the kitchen – dishes, dishes, dishes! In addition, volunteer will assist with grocery shopping, food prep, cooking and kitchen cleanup.
A Sampling of General Support Duties:
As a volunteer, your number one priority should be the participants! Going kayaking, climbing, or surfing can be one of the perks, and Lead Staff will make an effort to get you out to the activity. Your focus should be on providing the best possible experience for the participants at the program.
At each weeklong program, First Descents will have:
All volunteers are expected to show up for the week ready to support the Lead Staff in facilitating the most safe and impactful experience possible to participants. Volunteering requires long hours, LOTS of dishes, hard work, and does not guarantee participation in any of the activities.
First Descents will provide meals, lodging, and accommodations for all volunteers. Volunteers are responsible for their own transport to and from the program location.