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Event Series Event Series: Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training

May 11 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Outdoor Chattanooga.
Volunteers are a critical piece of providing additional support for programs and events which help to advance the department missions and goals.

There are three ways to Volunteer with Outdoor Chattanooga

  • Program Support Opportunities (see list below)
  • Events and Outreach Support
  • Custom Instructional Support: bring your specific talent to programming or events that aligns with Outdoor Chattanooga’s mission and goals

Steps to volunteer
Step 1:   Create an account profile and submit your application for a volunteer opportunity of interest.  The new platform is Bloomerang (Timecounts not longer supported as of March 2024)
(note that there are many options with different divisions to volunteer)

Step 2:  Your application will move to an HR processed Background Check which is required for processing all parks volunteers. Event volunteers are not required to complete a background check.

Step 3:  Once approved the system will alert the department and an Outdoor Chattanooga staff member  will contact you regarding the next steps that are unique to your volunteer experience.  Volunteering as a program support leader will require attending a training session specific to the activity.

Step 4:  Program support volunteers will be scheduled for volunteer training opportunities that support the volunteer role in the activity(s) of interest. These dates are found in the calendar and are outlined below in the document. Volunteers will be invited to support the scheduled programming or can identify opportunities in the calendar to inquire.  Event support does not require any prerequisite training.

May 1, 2024: Paddle Sports

  • Instructional how to teach a kayak roll
  • Lake session for new volunteers to get more comfortable in a kayak or for returning volunteers to learn advanced rescue techniques.

May 11 2024: Paddle Sports and Naturalist Support

  • Canoe Programs – instructional support
  • Kayak (flatwater) Instructional support for Paddle Smart Classes
  • Bike Marshal Support (large group bike rides, events)
  • Hike/Naturalist Program Support


May 11
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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