Volunteers are the heart and core of Oregon Adaptive Sports. We welcome enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers age 18 and up to join our team.  There is no minimum time commitment to volunteer aside from initial training.  All volunteers are subject to a background screening.

OAS onboards new and returning Program Volunteers twice a year prior to the winter and summer program seasons. Volunteer Registration is now closed for the 2022 summer season, and will reopen in October for the 2023 winter season! 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

New Volunteers

Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming an OAS volunteer! We’re excited to meet you and thrilled for you to join our volunteer team in the future!

All new OAS volunteers are required to attend a New Volunteer Orientation, and complete a Program Volunteer Training before assisting on any programs.  Please let us know you are interested in becoming part of the OAS volunteer team for the next program season!

Complete a New Volunteer Interest Form

New to volunteering with Oregon Adaptive Sports? Fill out the interest form below to let us know you’d like to join the next program season! We’ll be sure to give you a heads up when volunteer registration opens again in October!

For more information about volunteer roles, descriptions, and resources, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Returning Volunteers

If you are a seasoned summer volunteer and not able to attend pre-season training, please email OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org  for make-up training opportunities. We look forward to seeing you out there this summer!

Keep your account up to date!

If you are a returning volunteer and haven’t created an account in our new system (launched May 2019), then please create an account. If you already have an account, please login and fill out a seasonal update form to let us know you are interested in volunteering this season. Thank you for keeping your account up to date!

 


Volunteer Role Descriptions

Program Volunteer roles

Volunteer Assist

Volunteer assistants work closely with an OAS instructor to handle equipment, aid the participant, and join in on the activity. Assistants will follow the lead of an instructor to best support the adaptive athlete. 

Volunteer Coach

Volunteer Coaches provide basic sport instruction for student athletes attending an OAS group or school program. Coaches may work independently with participants in the designated activity. Coaches will have access to an OAS Instructor while on programs as a resource. 

Volunteer Coaches receive training and support to provide basic instruction and help encourage athletes during their session. Coaches have previously assisted on private lessons with an instructor and are familiar with OAS protocols and procedures. 

Volunteer Instructor

Instructors are trained to assume full responsibility for an OAS athlete, working closely with them to provide guidance towards their skill development potentially with the support of volunteer assistants. The Instructor’s role is to teach a lesson while facilitating independence. These are volunteers with significant experience and training.

Outreach Volunteers

OAS is seeking volunteers to help with outreach events! Outreach volunteers work on the OAS Volunteer Outreach Team to represent OAS and help staff an information booth at community events. Responsibilities include:

  1. knowledge of OAS (general, specific to programming, pricing, scholarships, etc.  We can catch you up on all of these details!)
  2. Picking up and dropping off the OAS outreach kit from OAS World HQ
  3. Setting up table, tent, banners, etc, as needed for event
  4. Being an amazing ambassador of OAS!

Additional Volunteer Resources:

It is the volunteer’s responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the following documents. Please make yourself familiar with the following documents before assisting on any programs or lessons.

Summer Volunteer Handbook

Summer Programs: Volunteer Roles and Expectations

Volunteer Manual

Disability Etiquette Pamphlet

If you have any questions, please email OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org or call (541) 848-9390.

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