Explore Austin

Summer Wilderness Trips Launch/Receive Volunteer Sign-Ups

This summer, Explore Austin will send over 200 Explorers and Mentors out across the US on Summer Wilderness Trips--unforgettable week-long journeys that allow underserved Austin youth to experience the natural world alongside trusted friends and trained guides. We need your help to ensure our teams depart ("launch") and return ("receive") smoothly and safely. Thank you for your support! Check back here often, as we will be adding more volunteer shifts periodically over the coming months. 

Here's how it works: 

There are three different types of volunteer shifts, with a wide array of dates and times to choose from. Select whichever shift slots  appeal to you via SignUp Genius. You can register for as many or few shifts as you like. All shifts are 2-hours. 

  • Gear checks (4 hours, split into two 2-hour shifts): These occur the day before our teams depart. We will size Explorers for outdoor gear, make sure their packs are complete and labeled, and secure any final paperwork needed from families. 

  • Launch Days (2 hours): This is the day our teams depart! We'll meet at Metz Elementary a few hours before heading off to the airport or loading up into the vans for our driving trips. Feel the excitement in the air as you help us double check our attendance and packing lists and solve any last minute problems that arise!

  • Receive Days (typically 4 hours, split into two 2-hour shifts): Be there to welcome home our exhausted, smiling, (and maybe a little smelly) Explorer teams! Volunteer duties will include checking back in gear, and organizing and sanitizing it in preparation for our next groups. 

*Note: We are no longer requiring volunteers to attend an orientation session before their shift. Instead, we will send you a one-pager with necessary info before your first gear check, launch, or receive shift. 


All volunteer shifts will take place in the trailers and parking lot of Metz Elementary School at 84 Robert T Martinez Jr St, Austin, TX 78702.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
06/11/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gear Check (2)

 
All slots filled
Whitney Nelson
Luke Smith
06/15/2022 (Wed.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00am  

Gear Check (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Alex Castillo
mario navarrete
will b first shift.. excited to get to know the team...
Greg Garcia
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Maddie Dorflinger
Alex Castillo
Greg Garcia
06/16/2022 (Thu.) Metz Elementary 8:00am - 10:00am  

Launch (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Alex Castillo
Maddie Dorflinger
Greg Garcia
06/18/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
All slots filled
Sarah Barajas
Levi Tristan
Vanessia Carter
mario navarrete
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
All slots filled
Alex Castillo
Edwin Torres
Rodolfo Galván Martínez
Greg Garcia
06/19/2022 (Sun.) Metz Elementary 7:00am - 9:00am  

Launch (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Sarah Barajas
Levi Tristan
Alex Castillo
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Receive (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Alex Castillo
06/24/2022 (Fri.) Metz Elementary 5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Receive (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Brad Cannon
06/25/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
All slots filled
Sarah Barajas
Levi Tristan
Gabriel Lopez
Brad Cannon
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Jennifer Standley
Meredith Troy
Michael Jennings
Volunteering w/ Meredith Troy
06/26/2022 (Sun.) Metz Elementary 6:30am - 8:30am  

Launch (2)

 
7:00am - 9:00am  

Launch (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Whitney Nelson
Jennifer Standley
07/01/2022 (Fri.) Metz Elementary 5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Receive (2)

 
07/02/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 4:45pm - 6:45pm  

Receive (2)

 
All slots filled
Vanessia Carter
Steven Cannon
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Receive (2)

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Standley
Brad Cannon
07/09/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
All slots filled
Sarah Barajas
Levi Tristan
Meredith Troy
Michael Jennings
Volunteering w/ Meredith Troy
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
mario navarrete
07/10/2022 (Sun.) Metz Elementary 7:00am - 8:30am  

Launch

 
Caroline Newman Phillips
07/16/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
All slots filled
Kate McArdle
Shannon Messer
Lauren Marcus
Alex Castillo
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Shannon Messer
mario navarrete
Alex Castillo
3:15pm - 5:15pm  

Receive (4)

 
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Receive (2)

 
07/17/2022 (Sun.) Metz Elementary 7:00am - 8:30am  

Launch

 
Mario Navarrete
Will not be able to attend this shift.
07/23/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
All slots filled
Sarah Barajas
Levi Tristan
Meredith Troy
Michael Jennings
Volunteering w/ Meredith Troy
12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Gear Check (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
mario navarrete
3:15pm - 5:15pm  

Receive (2)

 
4:45pm - 6:45pm  

Receive (4)

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Kate McArdle
07/24/2022 (Sun.) Metz Elementary 7:00am - 8:30am  

Launch

 
07/30/2022 (Sat.) Metz Elementary 3:15pm - 5:15pm  

Receive (2)

 
All slots filled
Shannon Messer
Casey Billman
4:45pm - 6:45pm  

Receive (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Vanessia Carter
Shannon Messer
09/24/2022 (Sat.)   9:00am - 10:00am  

Gear Check (2)

 

Gear Check (4)

 

Launch (4)

 

Launch

 

Launch

 

Receive (4)

 

Receive (2)

 

Launch (2)

 

Launch

 
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