Thanks for reaching out!

This sounds like a fun and interesting career change, good for you! Often times one of the best places to start is with outdoor non-profits in your area. While they may not be hiring at the moment, they are almost always looking for good volunteers and that might be a way to make some connections. Another option is to reach out to you local REI store and ask for the Outreach Specialist or the manager who works on community outreach. They can talk to you about what their job looks like at REI as well as give you some leads on local outdoor non-profits in your area.

Hopefully this helps, best of luck!

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