Get Involved, Volunteer

2017 is filling up fast with continued programs, new programs, more summer camps, more ropes courses, and more camping trips. We couldn’t be happier at the success we’ve been having recently and plan to continue this trend for quite some time. Luckily you don’t have to feel left out because with this expanded reach there are more opportunities for you to get involved and donate. I don’t mean monetary donations (though we happily accept those) I mean donating your time!

Youth Odyssey is always looking for volunteers to assist us with all the fun activities and programs we have going on. Potential volunteers will sit down with Youth Odyssey and discuss their interests and passions. That way, when you volunteer with us, you will be placed exactly where you want to be. Here are some of the areas where you can volunteer:

  • Assisting in program sessions
  • Inspire youth on our ropes course
  • Join our Board of Directors
  • Involve yourself in one of our committees (advisory, events, financial) Helping out at summer camps
  • Being available for day long kayak or canoe trips
  • Hike and enjoy nature on our weekend long camping trips
  • Grant writing
  • Accompanying us to local festivals where we have interactive booths
  • Attending our week long Thanksgiving/Spring Break trips with youth leaders

Honestly there are many other ways for you to volunteer, but if I were to write them all down it’d be quite the list. You don’t have to have a ton of camping or outdoor experience, we can teach you all of that. What we want is for you to have a love for the outdoors and working with youth in order to help them better themselves. As long as you have fun, the youth will too.

Youth Odyssey trains our volunteers in how the ropes course is operated, how we run our programs and what a typical camping trip should look like. Once you fill out a volunteer application and it is reviewed, we will schedule a sit down with you to give you more information on what is expected of you. As long as we are on the same page, you are at least 18 years old, and you pass a background check, you can be a volunteer.

When you volunteer with Youth Odyssey, we guarantee a great time interacting with youth in a fun learning environment and fun trips all over the Texas Hill Country (and out of state on our longer trips). If this sounds like something you may be interested in then apply to be a Youth Odyssey Volunteer today! Ask around your schools or businesses and see if anyone else may be interested to volunteering too, the more the merrier! Help us make a difference in the lives of the youth of the Coastal Bend!