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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
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Kayaking Volunteer Training

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

All volunteers are encouraged to attend one dry-land training session and the on-water session.

All volunteers are highly encourage to come to the training sessions listed, 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 stacy@taasc.org.

Summer Kayak Volunteer Training Dates:

May 23 - Kayaking Volunteer Training: Dry-land training - VOLUNTEERS
05/23/2017
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May 25 - Kayaking Volunteer Training: Dry-Land Training - VOLUNTEERS
05/25/2017
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May 31 - Kayaking Volunteer Training: On-Water Training - VOLUNTEERS
05/31/2017
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June 1: Kayaking Volunteer Appreciation Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
06/01/2017
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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.

June 1 - Open Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
06/01/2017
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July 6 - Open Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
07/06/2017
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August 3 - Open Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
08/03/2017
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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!

June 15 - Skill Development - VOLUNTEERS
06/15/2017
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July 20 - Skill Development - VOLUNTEERS
07/20/2017
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August 17 - Skill Development - VOLUNTEERS
08/17/2017
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Kayaking Volunteer Events

Please review the kayaking events listed.

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

If you have any questions, please contact stacy@taasc.org.

Weekend Kayaking Events:

June 4 - Birding by Kayak - VOLUNTEERS
06/04/2017
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June 9 & 10 - Adaptive Sports EXPO - VOLUNTEERS
06/09 & 10/2017
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June 17 - Cardinal Health Kayaking - VOLUNTEERS
06/17/2017, 12:30-5pm
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June 23-25 - Water Sports Weekend - VOLUNTEERS
06/23-25/2017
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July  23 - Youth and Family Sports Day - VOLUNTEERS
07/23/2017, 12:30-4:30pm
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Aug 6 - Aspirations - VOLUNTEERS
08/06/2017, 12:30-4:30pm
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Aug 12 - Thrivent Picnic & Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
08/12/2017, 10:00-3:30pm
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Aug 20 - Central Ohio Spina Bifida Association of Ohio Picnic & Paddle - VOLUNTEERS
08/20/2017, 11:30-3:30pm
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Aug 27 - Columbus Apartment Association - VOLUNTEERS
08/27/2017, 9:30-2:30pm
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Sept 10 - Amputee Support Group - VOLUNTEERS
08/27/2017, 11:30-4:30pm
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Be sure to sign up early and often! It helps our event coordinators plan a safe and fun event.

 

Tuesday Evening Kayaking Events:

June 6  - VOLUNTEERS
06/06/2017
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June 13 - VOLUNTEERS
06/13/2017
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June 20 - VOLUNTEERS
06/20/2017
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June 27 - VOLUNTEERS
06/27/2017
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July 11 - VOLUNTEERS
07/11/2017
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July 18 - VOLUNTEERS
07/18/2017
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July 25 - VOLUNTEERS
07/25/2017
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Aug 1 - VOLUNTEERS
08/01/2017
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Aug 8 - VOLUNTEERS
08/08/2017
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Aug 15 - VOLUNTEERS
08/15/2017
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Week Day Kayaking Events:

June 15 - Goodwill Columbus - VOLUNTEERS
06/15/2017
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June 29 - West Central School Group - VOLUNTEERS
06/29/2017
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July 13 - ARC - VOLUNTEERS
07/13/2017
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July 20 - Bridgeway Academy - VOLUNTEERS
07/20/2017
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July 27 - Goodwill Columbus - VOLUNTEERS
07/27/2017
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August 3 - ARC - VOLUNTEERS
08/03/2017
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August 8 - Columbus Recreation & Parks - VOLUNTEERS
08/08/2017
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August 10 - ADD Columbus - VOLUNTEERS
08/10/2017
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August 24 - Goodwill Columbus - VOLUNTEERS
08/24/2017
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September 12 - Goodwill Columbus - VOLUNTEERS
09/12/2017
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