Where Black People & Nature Meet

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Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We are a national not for profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With more than 100 leaders in 56 cities around the country, we connect thousands of people to nature experiences, who are changing the face of conservation. So come out in nature with us, or be a partner to help us grow our work so that we can help lead the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all!

A partnership with Outdoor Afro signals that you want to be part of the life changing work that we do and are committed to connecting Black people with nature. Join the dozens of partners who are in support of changing the face of leadership in the outdoors.

You can be part of Outdoor Afro in various ways! Connect with us on social media to keep up with all the Black Joy we share, join us at one of our events around the country, donate to our cause - every $1 helps, become one of our esteemed partners, or become a volunteer leader. Remember, you don’t have to have an Afro to join our efforts.

Come trek with us


Sleep under the stars


Hit the road


Take a dip


Find a respite


Hit the waterways


Some Incredible Facts About Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro Volunteer Leaders connect thousands of people to amazing nature experiences. If this your first time trying a new outdoor activity or you are an experienced outdoor person, there is a home for you at Outdoor Afro.


People Connected to Nature


Volunteer Leaders



Become a Leader | Join Us

Are you ready to go from passenger to navigator? 

We encourage enthusiastic, committed, adventurous, and community-oriented individuals to join our Outdoor Afro Leadership Team (OALT). We do not require any specific outdoor skills! 

Our recruitment season for leaders is open November through January (check back here for an application). We expect all applicants to attend Outdoor Afro events in their area and to follow us on social media. In the meantime, email apply@outdoor-afro-2021.k31u286g-liquidwebsites.com with inquiries.

Meet Our Staff


Rue Mapp


Board of Directors