Volunteers are the core and heart of Oregon Adaptive Sports. It takes on average, 1-2 volunteers to assist each instructor depending on the sport. As a volunteer you will come across exciting challenges, meet some cool people, learn and improve new outdoor skills, contribute to your community and have fun! Or perhaps you’d like to lend a hand in the office or at one of our many exciting outreach and fundraising events. For more information about volunteering or volunteer roles, please visit our volunteer resources page.
HOW IT WORKS:
We welcome enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers age 18 and up to join our team. There are several outdoor volunteer opportunities and some indoor volunteer opportunities that may suit your passion, abilities and recreational interests. Please visit our online calendar or see below for orientation dates and other training opportunities. RSVP is required. All volunteers are subject to a background screening.
Those wishing to volunteer should read the volunteer manual + handbook prior to filling out an application to ensure that volunteering is a good fit for them. We encourage everyone to take a look at the handouts on disability etiquette and people first language, as they are a great resource for anyone.
If you are interested in volunteering with OAS, your next step is to fill out our volunteer application. Once you submit your application, an OAS representative will get in touch with you to discuss volunteer opportunities and trainings available.
Did your contact information change? Have you been out of touch for a while? This is merely a way of making sure we have the most updated contact information and are up to speed on your goals for this season!
All new volunteers must attend an orientation. Orientations for summer and winter are equivalent. Returning volunteers are encouraged to come for a refresher! Orientations are offered at the beginning of every season, and occasionally throughout the season as needed.
All volunteers, new and returning should attend the necessary sports specific trainings. For an instance if you want to help with the climbing program, you should complete a Climbing Training. If you want to help with multiple sports, let us know and we can help you figure out which trainings would be a good fit!
OAS volunteers are the heart and core of our programs. See what volunteering on the hill during the winter with OAS may look like with this below video.
We are excited you are interested in joining our community!