WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS of all ages, abilities, and with varied backgrounds and skill sets.

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Join us as a Volunteer!

We rely heavily on our volunteers to make our programs a success. Whether you are joining us on a trip, or helping out around the office, without the help of our volunteers we would not be able to help as many participants as we do.

​Keep in mind many of our trips happen in the wilderness and can involve rough terrain, inclement weather, and dynamic situations so we need volunteers who are ready for anything. However, if outdoor programs aren’t exactly for you there are still many ways you can help at CRIS!

CRIS is able to maximize how many participants we are able to accommodate when we know well ahead of time how many volunteers we have on a trip. We typically ask volunteers to sign up for regular 4 week blocks so our clients can see friendly, familiar faces on their trips. We also know personal lives can be a priority and ask you let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel. Some of our clients live with complex needs and we look for volunteers who are understanding if a trip has to be canceled last-minute.

All volunteers must read and sign our liability waivers.

    1. CRIS Liability Waiver – Summer Activities
    2. CRIS Liability Waiver – Winter Activities

We are currently seeking volunteers for:

Hiking programs

Cycling programs

Paddling programs

Cross-country ski programs 

Snowshoeing programs 

Vehicle maintenance  

Equipment transport

Office cleaning and renovations


Website development

Social media creation 


Database input 

Equipment maintenance 

Community outreach 

  • Any area where you have a skill set and think you could help out!

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For programs we are looking for volunteers who possess many or all of the following traits:


  • are positive in all situations
  • are easy going and fun to be around
  • thrive on a team environment
  • are not afraid to be the strongest and the weakest (mentally and physically) person in the group at times


  • can assist or have knowledge providing personal care
  • love to make dreams come true
  • are adaptive and flexible
  • are able to follow direction
  • enjoy the journey as much (or more than) the destination

If you have additional skills in the following please let us know!


  • moderate to high level of physical fitness
  • ability to pull while walking uphill
  • experience hiking 
  • knowledge of local trails
  • willingness to be trained on operating a TrailRider 


  • experience cycling different terrain, trails, and paths
  • experience mountain biking
  • knowledge of local bike paths and trails
  • willing to be trained on piloting an upright or recumbent tandem bike


  • experience with local lakes and waterways
  • have any level of Paddle-Canada certification
  • experience with stand-up paddle-boards
  • comfortable on water in variable conditions
  • willingness to be trained on piloting a tandem kayak or other boats

Snowshoeing and Cross-country skiing

  • experience in classic and skate cross-country skiing
  • experience in snowshoes
  • ability to push or pull a sled
  • ability to guide 
  • knowledge of local local snowshoeing or cross-country ski trails 
  • comfortable in winter conditions


  • First aid or wilderness first aid certifications
  • Guiding or instructor experience and certifications
  • High level of physical fitness and experience in outdoor recreation


  • Class 4 drivers license
  • Experience driving trailers
  • Any other awesome skills you bring to the table!