UPDATE: The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and team is NWABA’s highest priority. As of August 12, 2020 we will resume in-person programming with new guidelines and procedures.

To review our COVID Response Plan please click here.

NWABA is an athlete-centered, volunteer driven organization. Without our volunteers, we would not be able to serve as many people as we do. Watch the video below for an introduction to becoming a volunteer with NWABA. Keep reading to see how you can help improve the quality of life for individuals with visual impairments!

Become a Volunteer

A volunteer must apply to NWABA with the application below. Once the application is submitted an NWABA team member will be in contact with you. Each volunteer must attend a virtual volunteer orientation prior to their first event. If you have already submitted an application and want to attend a volunteer orientation, click the button below for upcoming dates!

Participate in Your Passions

Volunteer Opportunities

Programs & Services

Become a tandem biking captain, swimming instructor, hiking guide, and much more. See our Events Page for more details about events in your area.

Get started today and apply online.

Camp Spark

NWABA hosts Camp Spark sessions throughout the year in Oregon and Washington. Volunteer as a counselor for one of our weekend Camp Spark sessions or for a day as a tandem bike captain or running guide at a summer session of Camp Spark.

See our Camp Spark page for more details.

Special Events

NWABA hosts number of special fundraising events throughout the year to support our mission. Volunteers help with fundraising, event preparation, as well as day-of event duties.

Contact Sue Warren, Director of Development & Communications, at swarren@nwaba.org for more information.


Volunteers are invited to our office to help with special projects throughout the year to support our operations and development team.

Contact Mary Holmes at mholmes@nwaba.org or 360-984-5627 for more information.


If you have additional questions or need more information about volunteering, please contact:

Mary Holmes
Programs Specialist, Portland/Vancouver
(360) 984-5627

Megan Ahleman
Programs Specialist, Southern Willamette Valley
(360) 768-5649

Tara Rogowsky
Programs Specialist, Puget Sound
(360) 787-7335

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