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. If you have any questions about volunteering with Oregon Adaptive Sports, feel free to reach out to us at any time!

Mission Statement: Oregon Adaptive Sports provides life-changing outdoor recreation experiences to individuals with disabilities. Participants gain confidence, build self-esteem and strive for independence leading to an enhanced quality of life.

Vision Statement: We envision a day when everyone has the benefits of outdoor recreation, regardless of ability. We see Central Oregon as a year-round destination for adaptive sports with OAS as the leader in providing state-of-the-art equipment, professional instruction, staff and dedicated volunteers, resulting in top quality experiences for our participants.

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On average, each instructor needs the support of 1-2 volunteers for a successful summer lesson. Summer Assistants work closely with an OAS Instructor to handle equipment, aid the participant and join in on the fun activity. Each Assistant will follow directions given out by Instructor regarding support, comfort and guidance for student. Occasionally, assistants work independently as a “buddy” to more experienced participants in the designated activity.


Instructor will assume responsibility to one or two students as assigned by Operations Director or Program Coordinator. Each Instructor will work closely with student(s) and provide guidance towards their skill development with the support of a trained OAS volunteer.  The Instructor’s role is to teach a lesson while facilitating independence. These are usually volunteers with experience who go through trainings to become a lead volunteer or volunteer instructor. 


Being on the mountain or the water not your thing? We still need you! Each month on average, OAS needs the support of 20 volunteers for successful outreach, program administration and fundraising efforts. Volunteer opportunities are communicated periodically via email with an online sign up. Off hill volunteers are crucial to the success of OAS and involve everything from being an ambassador for OAS at fun events, to helping out with office tasks and lots of little things in between.