Burien Man Honored As Volunteer For Non-Profit ‘Outdoors For All’ Foundation

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Jeff Wright, a Tool Grinder from Burien, has been recognized for contributing to the non-profit ‘Outdoors For All’ Foundation.

“Jeff has been volunteering with us for over 15 years as a “volunteer coordinator and assistant program staff” for our summer adaptive rock climbing program,” said Heather Timins, Volunteer Coordinator for the foundation. “He also teaches adaptive downhill skiing, helps with our Annual Auction and is on our volunteer based Program Committee. As you can see, Jeff is a huge asset to our program.”

“There is no one more committed to Outdoors for All,” added Brian Glaister. “I’d be hard-pressed to believe that someone could be more deserving of this recognition than him.”

Here’s a Q & A with Jeff courtesy the foundation:

How long have you been volunteering for Outdoors for All? What year did you start volunteering?
I started volunteering the year before Ed Bronsdon started with Out- doors for All. I do not even keep track.

How did you learn about Outdoors for All and what prompted you to get involved?
I volunteered for an organization call Ski for Light. One of the participants told me about Outdoors for All.

In what ways are you involved as a volunteer with Outdoors for All?
Winter ski, Rock climbing, Outdoors for All Auction, Program community, Demo days, if I have free time I will come out and lend a hand.

What keeps you coming back to volunteer each year?
It is one of the ways I give back in life.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer experience?
This cannot be described, it must be experienced.

What have you learned or how have you been personally affected from your experience with Outdoors for All?
It makes me grateful for what I have in life.

Do you have any advice for individuals considering volunteering with Outdoors for All?
Come with an open mind and help out. Magic with happen if you let it.

Do you have an inspirational story you can briefly tell about your volunteer experience?
Brian uses a walker to get around. This winter I was one of the people that helped Brian use a slider (walker on skis) ride a chair lift and ski down the ski slope.

Hobbies/spare time activities?
The activities that I volunteer with at Outdoors for All.

About Outdoors for All

The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities since 1978. Our roots began with fifteen children with disabilities learning to downhill ski at The Summit at Snoqualmie. Today we now offer numerous year round recreation opportunities for over 2,000 participants a year all with the help of a dozen dedicated staff and over 700 volunteers.

You can read more about the organization at www.outdoorsforall.org.

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