Volunteering FAQ

How do I get started? 

View our Volunteer Portal to see what opportunities are coming up. Once you find an opportunity that suits your availability and interests, you can self-register for that event. You will receive a confirmation email a few days before the event with all the information you will need for your shift.

What are the benefits of volunteering? 

Please visit our volunteer benefits page.

I'm interested in volunteering for a specific event. When will this opportunity be posted? 

Volunteer opportunities are typically posted on Thursdays, three weeks before the event. Exceptions may be made for any last minute help requests from Cascade staff.

A volunteer position is filled, is there a chance I can still help out? 

You can sign up to be on the wait list for any positions that are full. If someone cancels their registration, you will be automatically registered and receive an email confirmation.

Are there volunteer opportunities outside the Puget Sound Region? 

The majority of our volunteer opportunities are located within the Puget Sound Region. However, we do have some events that take place outside of the region. If you are interested in volunteering outside the Puget Sound Region, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.  

Can I transfer my volunteer hours to someone else for event registration? 

Unfortunately, volunteer hours are not transferable. 

Can my child volunteer?

Youth can volunteer with Cascade for age-appropriate activities such as cheering on riders at the finish line. We ask that youth under the age of 15 years old are accompanied by a parent or guardian who can supervise tasks and that you contact the event organizer beforehand to verify availability of child-friendly positions . 

Absence and lateness 

The positions that volunteers fill are critical to Cascade. If you fail to show up, others must take on tasks you were expected to accomplish. If you are unable to attend a scheduled work day or will arrive late, please contact the event organizer with as much notice as possible.

Employer matching donations

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees?

And that some companies will even match to spouses and retirees?

By simply completing a matching gift form (on-line or paper from your employer), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your volunteer hours!

If you do not find your employer listed, please check with your company's Human Resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

Does your employer match gifts?
Riding or volunteering for Cascade events can be logged with your company's Employee Matching Gifts Program!

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