Volunteer for Kayaking

We are excited that you are interested in volunteering for our kayaking program.

Adaptive kayaking provides adults, veterans, and children with disabilities the opportunity to experience recreational kayaking or sprint adventure kayaking. As a volunteer, you are helping them increase their emotional and physical wellbeing, achieve a sense of independence and accomplishment, and most of all have fun!

We can also guarantee that you will have fun on the water, as you watch lives being transformed! Whether you have never kayaked or are an experienced kayaker, this is a great way to unleash the power of giving back.

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways to volunteer at kayaking events:

  • Become a level 1, 2 or 3 volunteer and work with participants either on or off the water. There will be opportunities for American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayak instructor training. TAASC will cover the cost for dedicated and long-term volunteers.
  • Registration and event planning
  • Safety power board driver
  • Equipment tech
  • Adaptive seating specialist

Kayaking Volunteer Training

Kayakers of all experience levels welcome!
No previous experience necessary. All equipment provided.

All volunteers are highly encourage to come to the training sessions listed below, however if you cannot make it we will provide onsite training prior to the event. Thank you again for volunteering.

Registration Process

During the registration process, volunteers will be asked to create an account. This will allow us to communicate upcoming events, special events, last minute cancellations or venue changes.

If you have any questions, please contact

Open Paddle

Bring your family or friends to TAASC the 1st Thursday of every month for a leisurely paddle on Twin Lakes and the Scioto River. We hope you will bring along a friend who is interested in becoming a TAASC Volunteer, or who is interested in learning more about the services that TAASC offers. We will not provide any formal training or lessons on these days.

Sept 7 - Volunteer Open Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
The Volunteer Open Paddle scheduled for Sept 7 has been cancelled. Please consider assisting with the SEAC Family Paddle scheduled for Sept 7. Many volunteers will be needed for this event.

Sept 7 - SEAC Family Paddle - VOLUNTEERS

Additional Volunteer Skill Development & Training Sessions:

Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month to continue to work through the TAASC Kayak Volunteer Training Program. Volunteer trainers will be onsite to teach and evaluate your skills to help you become a higher-level volunteer or achieve kayaking endorsements such as paddlboarding, power boat driving, kayak maintenance, or adaptive seating specialist. These trainings will be individualized, and run at your own pace to help you succeed in every level of kayak instruction!

The additional training sessions are finished for the season. If you would like to work on additional kayaking skills, please sign up here and you will be contacted soon to schedule a date.

Kayaking Volunteer Events


We encourage all volunteers to participate in a minimum of 2-3 sessions a month – but appreciate any time you are able to give.

If you have any questions, please contact

Weekend Kayaking Events:

Aug 27 - Columbus Apartment Association - VOLUNTEERS

Sept 16 - Autism Society Picnic - VOLUNTEERS

Oct 1 - Amputee Support Group - VOLUNTEERS

Week Day Kayaking Events:

August 24 - Goodwill Columbus - VOLUNTEERS

September 12 - Goodwill Columbus - VOLUNTEERS


Be sure to sign up early and often! It helps our event coordinators plan a safe and fun event.


Tuesday Evening Kayaking Events:



Thursday Evening Kayaking Event:

Sept 7 - Dublin SEAC - VOLUNTEERS

Fall Adaptive PE Kayaking with the Local Schools

The dates listed below are for your planning purposes. The times and event details will be posted soon.

Sept 8 - Olentangy Schools

Sept 15 - Dublin Schools

Sept 22 - Dublin Schools

Sept 29 - Upper Arlington Schools

Click here for information on corporate and group volunteer opportunities.