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.
Helpful tutorials to help you use the volunteer portal
- Creating a password for your volunteer profile
- Updating information in your volunteer profile
- Looking up your upcoming volunteer shifts
- Looking up your volunteer hours
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?
For our major and minor riding events volunteer shifts are typically posted in February every year. Volunteer shifts for special events are typically posted a 6 weeks in advance.
Weekly Pedaling Relief Project volunteer shifts are always posted a month in advance on a rolling basis. Click here to sign up for multiple Pedaling Relief Project volunteer shifts.
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?
Volunteers who have 24 or more volunteer hours may transfer their extra hours to another volunteer or to a close friend or family member.
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 volunteer shift 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.
Do you have feedback, or a concern that you would like to share with us anonymously?
Feedback from our volunteers is very important to us! If you had a less-than-stellar experience you can share this experience with us anonymously using the link below.
Code of Conduct Violation Report form →
Does your employer match gifts?