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 is excited to invite new and returning Program Volunteers for the 2022 summer season! This summer season OAS will be offering adaptive Hiking, Cycling, Mt. Biking, and Paddling. See below for more details!

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!

All new OAS volunteers are required to create a volunteer account, review the New Volunteer Packet, and complete a Summer Program Volunteer Training before assisting on any programs.  Please follow the steps below to get started and become part of the OAS volunteer team this summer!

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

Step 1: Create a volunteer account by submitting a New Volunteer Registration Form.

Step 2: Review all New Volunteer Documents below:***

Summer Volunteer Handbook

Summer Programs: Volunteer Roles and Expectations

Volunteer Manual

Disability Etiquette Pamphlet

Step 3: Sign up and attend a Summer Program Volunteer Training. All volunteers are required to attend at least one pre-season training in the sport they wish to assist. Volunteers are encouraged to attend more than one training if they would like to assist in multiple disciplines this season. 

To register for trainings please check out sport specific volunteer trainings on our Events Page.

***If you are interested in learning more about OAS before hand, please join us for a pre season Q & A / Meet & Greet session on Monday, May 16th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at the OAS Warehouse. This session is recommended, not required. Let us know if you can make it by signing up below!

Meet & Greet Sign Up!

When: Monday, May 16th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: OAS Warehouse | 63025 O.B. Riley Rd, suite #12 | Bend, OR 97703

Returning Volunteers

Interested in joining OAS for summer programs?!  Attend a pre-season Summer Volunteer Training to receive the summer opportunities email! OAS asks that all summer volunteers attend at least one pre-season training in the sport they wish to assist. Volunteers are encouraged to attend more than one training if they would like to assist in multiple disciplines this season. To learn more and register for training, please visit the Events Page!

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.

Events Calendar