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Elevation Outdoors
Elevation's mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth via participation in specially designed outdoor sports programs; and to help youth develop lasting passion f...
P.O. Box 20071 Towne Centre
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 9H2
Causes we care about

  • Youth Development

  • Sports and Recreation

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
We work to strengthen our community by working to improve the lives of Kelowna's most at risk and in need youth through exposure to new outdoor experiences and activities while integrating life lessons along the way.
Businesses and organizations that we work with
Kelowna Capital News
Central Okanagan Foundation
BrainTrust Canada Association
Guardians of the Good
CRIS Adaptive Adventures
Youth Outdoor Recreation Society
Central Okanagan Community Food Bank
Volunteer opportunities
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Program VolunteersElevation Outdoors, KelownaFlexible schedule
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Stories of our community involvement
Help an awesome charity while enjoying some great films focused the environment, conservation, the outdoors (surfing, hiking, canoeing and skiing) and how sport can change lives!

Beginning at 7 p.m. today, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival will go live online, and includes the streaming of 12 films. Not free tonight? No worries! Grab the On-Demand ticket and gain access to stream the films until next Wednesday!

Proceeds benefit Elevation Outdoors , whose mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth via participation in specially designed outdoor sports programs. Be sure to share with friends and family, so they too can participate in some Local Good !
WOW! With all of your help and the help of KCR Community Resources , Mamas for Mamas, Central Okanagan Community Food Bank , and the KI-LOW-NA Friendship Society we were able to sponsor 21 families this year! Plus provide additional support to the amazing organizations listed below. To read more about the Sponsored Family campaign check out our blog post:
Some additional organizations that we were able to support:
Karis Support Society and NOW Canada - Support for women & vulnerable families -
True North Aid - Mattresses Northern families -
The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society -
Elevation Outdoors - new bikes for vulnerable kids -
Turning Points - Unhoused Neighbours -
We would like to thank all our brand partners, The Jilly Box , Do Some Good and everyone who made a contribution!
Thank you for giving back to so many members of the community! If you are looking to spread some extra holiday cheer (there’s still time!) contact your local community organizations to see how you can help!
We are grateful to report that we have raised $2,000 to be matched by Unilever for Elevation Outdoors during our team tennis charity event! We can't wait to hold the event again next year and hopefully open it to the general public for even more fun and money raised.
We are very thankful for the support from the Okanagan Mission Tennis Club for selecting Elevation Outdoors to support with their year end tournament. With @unilvercanada matching all the funds raised up to $5,000 this is an amazing example of how local efforts can leverage corporate support to really drive a positive impact in our community!
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Our own Miranda Birkbeck visited the team at KelownaNow for #NationalVolunteerWeek to share the work she does in the community with Elevation Outdoors and how Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union supports our employees and their commitment to community.
We wanted to say a big Thank You to the team at Do Some Good. The new remote/digital volunteer options that you have created has been a great help. We posted that we were looking for a social media volunteer and have been able to secure a great volunteer based in the Prairies. Since then we have continued to receive interest from others located across the country as well. Nice work on adapting to the needs of today's non profits, and congrats on expanding your reach into other regions! For any other organizations looking for support in roles like this, try it out as it allows you to access people from all across the country, not just here in the Okanagan.
Less video games, more meaningful conversations changes lives of at risk youth

Supporting the needs of the next generation of Kelowna’s vulnerable and at risk youth is a challenge that volunteers at Elevation Outdoors commit to daily. Elevation Outdoors gives approximately 75 vulnerable youth each year, the chance at a brighter future. Youth ages 12-18 years participate in a various challenging outdoor programs such as sailing, mountain biking, snowboarding and rock climbing. These programs are designed to mentor vulnerable youth through sport skills, life concepts, steer them out of harms way and into good health by helping them gain more self-confidence, learn about job and career opportunities in sports and develop lasting friendships.

Less video games and more self-confidence is the story of young man who completed all four programs. This young man was addicted to video games, not physically active and had low self-esteem. After completing the programs he is much healthier, he has lost weight and purchased his own bike. He is volunteering as a bike mechanic and his self-esteem is through the roof. He loved the program so much he’s returned to the mountain bike program a second time around to further develop his skills and pursue his new passion.

Elevation Outdoors has had many siblings enroll in their programs. “To see the bond between two brothers grow is beautiful”, says Mike Greer, Executive Director at Elevation Outdoors. A family of four siblings in foster care went through the program. Two of the brother’s from the family enrolled in the bike program with each other; the eldest brother told Elevation Outdoors that due to the program his relationship with his brother improved. The brothers now share a passion, have more to talk about and have become closer. A bond that can only grow stronger.

Elevation Outdoors offers many exciting mentorship and sponsorship opportunities. Change a life. Be a leader. To learn more and see volunteer opportunities visit
A big shout out to Gennext Kelowna who brought together a great group of people last night at their TimeDrive event! Awesome to chat with so many organizations that are out making a difference in our community every single day.

A big thanks to: Elevation Outdoors, JA British Columbia, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, Project Literacy Kelowna Society, Inn From the Cold - Kelowna , Kelowna and District Safety Council, United Way Central & South Okanagan/Similkameen
A huge thank you goes out to the Central Okanagan Foundation, the Kelowna Sunrise Rotary, On The Lawn and Dorothy and Katrina Mills for their contributions towards the purchase of a new mini bus. With this purchase Elevation Outdoors will be able to continue to grow and provide reliable transportation to our participants for all of our programs for years to come! We cannot thank all of you enough for the impact you have had on our organization!
P.O. Box 20071 Towne Centre
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 9H2
Causes we care about

  • Youth Development

  • Sports and Recreation

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us