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      Entries filed under 'Volunteering'

        A Whole Lotta Love: REI's Partners Organize 3 Million+ Volunteer Hours for the Outdoors

        fileYou have to admit that volunteering to care for great outdoor places is awesome on so many levels.  From picking up a piece of litter as you walk along to putting in a day of sweat equity spent with a work crew organized by a local nonprofit, every one of us can make a difference for the places we love. I think it feels great to get outside, breathe in fresh air, have fun with friends and leave an outdoor place—park, stream or trail—a little better than I found it.  From the REI perspective, we ...

        Posted by Kevin H on May 3, 2012 1:54 PM & Tagged Stewardship report, Volunteering, rei, stewardship and volunteer | permalink | Comments

        A Real Eye-Opener: Introducing City Kids to the Wonders of the Outdoors

        fileWhat's been your experience when sharing nature with kids? Particularly if the kids are total outdoor newbies? Last weekend I volunteered to help lead a "girl power" camping trip to Mount Rainier National Park. The trip was exactly that: teaching empowerment to young girls, some of whom had never been camping or inside a national park before.  The trip was organized by the Sierra Club's volunteer-run Seattle Inner City Outings. ICO's purpose is to provide urban youth the opportunity to explore, ...

        Posted by Liz Bee on October 13, 2011 12:25 PM & Tagged Inner City Outings, Volunteering, kids, national parks, volunteer and youth | permalink | Comments

        Video: Why We Volunteer

        fileHave you done any volunteer work this year? This video takes you out on a trail maintenance service project with REI members and the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Learn what drives these members to give their time to these projects and what makes it so rewarding.  VOC is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources. Visit for more information. REI is also passionate about ...

        Posted by KG_old_2 on September 7, 2011 4:47 PM & Tagged Colorado, Volunteering, stewardship, trails and video | permalink | Comments

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