Volunteer with Oregon Adaptive Sports

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 orientation and training and we are seeking volunteers for programming as well as administrative roles. All volunteers are may be subject to a background screening.

About the OAS Winter Volunteer Program

Winter program volunteers are confident intermediate plus alpine skiers, snowboarders, and/or nordic skiers that provide support for private alpine lessons and community nordic sessions.

OAS offers adaptive alpine winter programs at the mountain resorts: Mt Bachelor, Hoodoo, and Mt. Ashland. We also offer an adaptive nordic program at Mt Bachelor.

Not a skier? Not a problem. It takes a village. We have “off hill” volunteer opportunities too! If you are interested in volunteering in an outreach or administrative role, please attend a volunteer orientation, and email info@oregonadaptivesports.org for more information.

New Volunteers

New Volunteer Onboarding is now closed for the upcoming winter season.

How to Apply

OAS welcomes new volunteers to join the winter program team this season! At OAS, we onboard new volunteers in November for our winter program season, and in May for our summer season.

All new OAS volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Volunteer Applications and On-Snow training registration will be sent to those who have attended an orientation.

Sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about OAS and Winter Programs, and begin your onboarding process!

New Winter Volunteer Requirements

All new OAS volunteers are required to attend a New Volunteer Orientation and complete an on-snow training before assisting on any winter programs. The following sessions are offered in person and virtually. Please register in advance!

New Volunteer Orientations:

November 8th, 2023 | 5:30pm – 6:45pm | OAS Headquarters, Bend OR

November 11th, 2023 | 9:30am – 10:45am | Deschutes Library, Downtown Bend

November 15th, 2023 | 5:30pm – 6:45pm | OAS Headquarters, Bend OR

November 29th, 2023 | 5:30-6:30 | Sisters Parks and Recreation, Sisters OR

Next Steps:

Once new volunteers have attended a New Volunteer Orientation, OAS will invite attendees to create an OAS volunteer account with MyImpact, and sign up to attend the required on-snow training. In the meantime, please save the dates below for required on-snow training:

On-Snow Winter Volunteer Training Dates:*

Mt Bachelor Alpine Program: December 14th – 17th

Hoodoo Alpine Program: January 5th & 7th

Mt Ashland: Saturday, January 13th

Nordic @ Mt Bachelor: Wednesday, January 3rd

*New Volunteers are only required to attend ONE ½ day AM training from the listed dates above

Return Volunteers

Return Volunteer Winter Training Requirements

Attend On-Snow Training

Pre-season training is required. All returning winter volunteers are required to attend at least one pre-season, on-snow training. Volunteers who attend training are then eligible to sign up for winter program volunteer shifts throughout the season.

On-snow training Registration is now open! Returning volunteers should have received a “Welcome Back” winter registration email, inviting them to create an OAS volunteer account with MyImpact, and register for upcoming on-Snow training. If you did not receive this email, please let us know!

On-Snow Winter Volunteer Training Dates:*

Mt Bachelor Alpine Program: December 14th – 17th

Hoodoo Alpine Program: January 5th & 7th

Mt Ashland: Saturday, January 13th

Nordic @ Mt Bachelor: Wednesday, January 3rd

*Returning Volunteers are only required to attend ONE ½ day AM or PM training from the listed dates above

Volunteer Login

All New and Returning volunteers that have an OAS MyImpact Volunteer Account, can login below to register for training, and sign up for winter opportunities. 

OAS MyImpact Login

Pro Tips

View your upcoming registrations under the “schedule” tab. 

Click the calendar icon next to your scheduled registrations to add upcoming training sessions to your personal google, Ical, or Yahoo calendar. There are no automatic reminders.

Set privacy settings and opt in for email schedule reminders under “My Profile > Contact Information.”

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.

Volunteer Manual

Disability Etiquette Pamphlet

Events & Training Calendar

Alpine Skills Check Video

Snowboard Skills Check Video

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

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Program Volunteer roles

Ski Tech Volunteer

Ski Tech Volunteers (STVs) are a necessary part of an athlete’s experience on the hill; you will work with instructors, volunteers, and our athletes to be sure that equipment is ready for use before the lesson starts.

This includes fitting the athlete to their equipment, adjusting suspension on sit skis, as well as maintenance and repairs as necessary. After attending morning briefings at 8:00 AM and being ready to help with necessary equipment adjustments during athlete’s fit-up before a lesson, STVs are free to spread the stoke and explore the mountain! If you volunteer at Mt Bachelor you will need to assist again during afternoon lessons that begin at 1:00 PM.
Ski Tech Interest Form

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 instruction for student athletes attending an OAS Ski for Life school or group programs. 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 have completed one or more Ski for Life trainings so they can 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!

Development Volunteers

The Development Volunteer is a standing role to help support the organization’s key campaigns from special events ranging from First Chair Gala, Ski for All, mailings and community fundraising events such as Brewery Charity Events and more. Through teamwork and cultivation of relationships with local community members, we expand OAS’ reach and raise critical support. Fundraising campaigns are led by Development Director, Executive Director and members of the board along with support from Development Volunteers. To inquire about opportunities, please email cara@oregonadaptivesports.org.