This year, #OptOutside for a good cause

Article by NEMO

This year, #OptOutside for a good cause

Image Credit: MARK SMILEY


By now, you’ve no doubt heard of, and probably participated in, REI’s annual call to Opt Outside on Black Friday instead of hitting up stores and sales and early morning shopping sprees. This year, we’re suggesting to take things one step further: spend some time outside this holiday season by giving back. Not only will the fresh air and time away from screens be good for you, but you’ll also be able to help organizations who are working to protect our wild spaces and give back to the people and places that make our adventures possible.

Ready to #OptOutside for good? Here are a few handy resources:

Opt to Act with REI

Join REI to be part of a nationwide day of action—kicking off a year of change. The retailer is hosting cleanup events nationwide alongside partners including United By Blue and Leave No Trace. Find a cleanup near you →

National Park Service

NPS offers multiple volunteer events & opportunities at all national parks. View NPS opportunities →

Volunteer Match

Large syndication website offering thousands of volunteer opportunities. View all listings →


Listings for local outdoor groups and volunteer meetups across the country. View all meetups →

The Nature Conservancy

Conservation-focused volunteer opportunities and events in select states and Canada. View U.S. and Canadian opportunities →


Volunteer listing website dedicated to connecting people who want to do good with opportunities for action and collaboration. View all listings →

Appalachian Mountain Club

AMC offers several opportunities throughout the Northeast & Mid Atlantic regions. View AMC opportunities →

Nature Groupie

Conservation projects and citizen science initiatives throughout the Northeast region. View all listings →

Syndication website for volunteer opportunities in Canada. View all opportunities →


Share your plans

If you do get the chance to participate, remember to tag @NemoEquipment and #AdventureAnywhere on Instagram so that we can follow along with your progress!