ETC Paddling

Do you have a passion for the Paddle Sports and just being outdoors? Well you can stoke your passion and help out a great cause all at the same time. How? By joining in with Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) as a volunteer!

Environmental Traveling Companions has been offering whitewater rafting & kayaking trips to disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities since 1972. ETC is a leader in providing accessible outdoor adventures and believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial limitations, should have the opportunity to experience the challenge and beauty of the wilderness.

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Through ETC adventures participants overcome perceived limitations, attain greater personal freedom and confidence, and better understand themselves in relation to others and the environment.

ETC is currently looking for New Sea Kayak & River Program Volunteers!  There are a couple of programs available. First up is the ETC Sea Kayak Program Volunteers that begins with an evening classroom session in San Francisco on March 27, 2013. Then its time for some on the water training  on April 13 & 14 with day sessions in Sausalito and as a 4-day/3-night kayak trip to Angel Island. The Kayak training then wraps up with a night timesession in San Francisco on April 30.

If the river is more your thing than check out ETC's  new River Program Volunteers. These begin with an evening classroom session in San Francisco on March 26, 2013. Rivers have Whitewater so the next step is a Whitwater guide school that will take place at our river camp on the South Fork American River April 6-14.

Both sessions have Mandatory Disability Awareness Training as well.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of ETC, and represent diverse cultures, ages, occupations, and abilities. We provide expert training in wilderness skills, first aid, disability / diversity awareness, and environmental education. Every volunteer brings their own special talents and enthusiasm to the adventure. That is why so many of our participant groups return, year after year!. Why Volunteer?

  • Have tons of fun while experiencing the joy of helping others
  • Be recognized for your time and skill
  • Receive academic credit for your volunteer experience
  • Get a recommendation for college or graduate school
  • Discover an amazing community of adventurers
  • Change your life—and the lives of our participants!

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Upcoming Events

Sat Oct 25 @ 9:00AM - 06:00PM
Fishing Kayak Blow Out Sale 20%+
Sat Oct 25 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Angel Island Paddle & Boat Picnic
Sat Oct 25 @11:45AM - 01:30PM
SUP Fitness & Yoga Class
Sun Oct 26 @ 9:00AM - 06:00PM
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