SOS Outreach’s mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth by delivering long-term life skills development through progressive outdoor adventure-based programs.
SOS Outreach’s mission is to transform the lives of underserved youth by delivering long-term life skills development through progressive outdoor adventure-based programs. With a unique combination of outdoor adventure experiences, positive adult mentorship and leadership development opportunities, SOS Outreach enables youth to unleash their potential to thrive. Last year alone, SOS served 4,829 youth across 22,618 program days, making SOS a program leader across the country. While providing outdoor recreation experiences for that number of youth is impressive, it is only a partial demonstration of SOS Outreach’s impact. Through continuous, multi-faceted youth development programming SOS witnesses personal transformations and changed realities daily.
by Ildi K. from Portland, OR
I was very excited to volunteer for SOS, I love their mission and the core beliefs that they stand for. When I expressed interest in volunteering over the summer, the organizer set up a date and time to meet me and then later cancelled. I followed up again months later was invited to visit an orientation and interviews. Long story short, the local organizer was shockingly rude and unprofessional. She would not provide specific details of the responsibilities prior to the meeting and would only answer questions in this meeting format and continued to stress how valuable her time was. This was after she started the meeting talking about the circle of love and the word wisdom. Very disappointing. I hope they are successful but you may want to ask for more specifics by phone or email before you invest the time to be treated so poorly.