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Thank you for volunteering at FIRST DESCENTS. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

30. Volunteer Application Form

This form will get you on the email list for volunteer opportunities, primarily for our weeklong programs. 
If you have any questions about volunteering or have any problems with this form, please contact [email protected]
Personal Information
Program Type
Starting in 2018 First Descents expanded its programmatic offerings from young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer, to include young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by Multiple sclerosis (MS). As First Descents continues to expand our programmatic offerings, we will be in search of more incredible volunteers to support us in our efforts. Please let us know what type of program you are interested in volunteering for:

PLEASE NOTE FOR PROGRAM VOLUNTEERING:  Because we have a ton of generous individuals at First Descents, and our program spaces are limited, we may not be able to get you to your desired program and do appreciate flexibility. In general, we will open up volunteer spots in late January to early February for the following summer and will be in touch via email. If you are applying outside of that timeframe, we will be in touch about last minute openings as well as other awesome opportunities throughout the year where we may need your help! Thank you again for wanting to help out. We truly couldn't do it without you guys.  

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to cover their cost of travel to selected program. 
  • Applicants must be willing to perform the duties of their job and must be willing to forgo getting on the water/rock with the participants if we need help elsewhere. Make sure you understand the job requirements before committing. 
  • If you are a returning participant who would like to volunteer at a program, we do require you to wait one calendar year from the last day of your FD1, be an active member of the Out Living It Project, and in an effort to offer volunteer positions to the widest variety of people in the FD community, there will be a maximum of 20 volunteer spots available to alumni for the year. Feel free to contact us with any questions about this.

 We always recommend understanding the liability and limitations of your medical license as it pertains to volunteering across state lines. 

Previous Experience


Please list two references (medical volunteers, please list at least one supervisor/colleague from your practice environment)

(medical volunteers please list at least one supervisor/colleague from your practice environment)
Medical Summary
Emergency Contact
Background Check

You may be requested to provide your social security number for a background check. All volunteers are subject to a background check and must provide their social security number if requested.

A Program Coordinator will be in touch soon to discuss volunteer availability and positions!  Thank you!

Electronic Signature

I have submitted the attached form to First Descents for the purpose of obtaining a volunteer position. I acknowledge that the use of this form, and my filling it out, does not indicate that any positions are open, nor does it obligate the company to further process my application. 

 By typing my initials below it is considered my electronic signature and I attest to the fact that the information that I have provided on my application, resume, given verbally, or provided in any other materials, is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and also constitutes authority to verify any and all information submitted on this application. I understand that any misrepresentation or omission of any fact in my application, resume or any other materials, or during any interviews, can be justification for refusal of acceptance as a First Descents volunteer, or termination of my volunteer status.

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