Spread the Word

Introduce NOLS to your friends, family, and the next generation

Credit: Shannon Wing


Put a NOLS sticker on your car, laptop, water bottle, or notebook. Display a NOLS flag or wear a hat—and share your story when the questions start. NOLS has over 280,000 grads, so proudly showing our logo helps foster connections. 



Record and listen to stories of learning, leadership, and laughter in the wilderness. Remember that moment on the trail when you didn’t think you could do it—and then you did? Or the peak ascent that you still think about daily, years later? 

Share your favorite NOLS memories on our StoryCorps Community, a digital platform for swapping stories and building community with grads around the world. 

Follow these simple steps to add your story: 

  • Download the StoryCorps app (iPhone or Android)
  • Create an account and join the NOLS community by entering the community code: nols
  • Check out our list of suggested questions or come up with your own 
  • Record your story and share it with the NOLS community

Volunteer at a Reunion

We organize reunions all over the US—join us! Helping out an event is a great opportunity to eat good food, network with other alums, and listen to inspiring speakers. Find new friends, climbing partners, and maybe even a job.

Credit: Eryn Pierce


Since NOLS is a nonprofit, scholarships are funded by our annual fund and endowment. Participation is the key: together our alumni community’s small, large, and in-between contributions help open the door for future NOLS students around the world. Can you share $10?


We’re always looking for great shots of NOLS adventures to share on our publications and online pages. Send your best images our way!


Have a NOLS memory that stands out? Share it.


  • In The Leader: Our most popular alumni publication features notable alumni, new courses, staff profiles, alumni photos, and more.

  • On Instagram @nolsedu

  • On the NOLS Blog

  • On NOLS’ Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube channels: Share your story and review a NOLS course or publication online.

  • On your own feeds: Sharing your NOLS experiences on your personal Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages is a great way to connect with other alums.

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Become an Official NOLS Ambassador

Our most active and committed volunteers organize events and film screenings, speak with potential students, and host wilderness medicine trainings. As an official ambassador, you can earn NOLS swag, tuition credit, and other rewards. 

Credit: Eryn Pierce