Healing Waters Awards Dinner: Renaissance

We are incredibly excited about the upcoming Healing Waters First Annual Awards Dinner: Renaissance on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Historic Verdi Club in San Francisco. 

We will be honoring HIV and AIDS Activist and San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, long time community leader and human rights champion, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and revered conservationists Bill and Robin Center.

The theme of the event is Renaissance or rebirth. As the HIV and AIDS epidemic stretches now more than four decades, our clients and community have new hope as they look to the future in ways they have never been able to before. And as an addiction crisis sweeps across California, our clients in addiction recovery programs have taught us that creating a caring community and providing rewarding wilderness experiences can be a game changer on their paths to new beginnings.

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Guide Training - 2018


Train to become a Volunteer Whitewater Rafting Guide with a fabulous non-profit organization!



Healing Waters Wilderness Adventures is a non-profit organization that offers outdoor trips specifically for people with HIV and AIDS.  Working with qualified volunteers, we strive to provide an emotionally and physically safe environment in the outdoors for individuals to take a moment to celebrate living, develop a community, and help them challenge their own beliefs about their strengths and abilities.
Healing Waters will train you to be a volunteer whitewater raft guide on the South Fork American River!  In return, we ask that you volunteer a few weekends of your summer to take our clientele down river.  Whether you are an adrenaline junky or just love outdoor service work this will be an amazing and rewarding endeavor.

Cost of guide training is $425 and covers classroom materials, five on-river weekend trainings, and meals. 
Swift Water Rescue is a separate cost of $250 and conducted by Sierra Rescue.

(Partial scholarships are typically available for these courses)


 Click here for a copy of our 2018 guide training schedule:
2018 Guide Training Schedule


Click here for a copy of our guide application:

2018 Guide Application (Online Form)

2018 Guide Application (Hard Copy)

If you have questions regarding guide training, email:   Delton@hwaters.org