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

OAS is excited to invite new and returning volunteers to programming for the 2021 summer season! See below for more details!

Program Volunteers

New Volunteers

Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming an OAS volunteer! All new volunteers are required to attend an Intro to OAS Orientation and complete a Summer Program Assist Training before assisting on any programs. Please follow the instructions below for the next steps in getting involved with OAS programs this summer.

Step 1: Attend a virtual Intro to OAS Orientation. Please select one of the following dates to register via Zoom: 

Intro to OAS – Orientation | Thursday May 13th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Intro to OAS – Orientation | Saturday May 15th | 10:00am – 11:00am

Step 2: Create a volunteer account by submitting a New Volunteer Registration Form.

Step 3: Sign up and attend a Summer Program Assist Training.

Offered times:

  • Tues. May 25th | 10am – 12pm | @ Riverbend Park
  • Thurs. May 27th | 5pm – 7pm | @ Riverbend Park

In addition to the initial training requirements, new volunteers are encouraged to attend a sport specific training in the activity they wish to assist. To register for additional trainings please check out sport specific volunteer trainings on our Events Page. 

For further questions, or to cancel or change your training registration, please email OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org or call (541) 848-9390. Please don’t hesitate to reach out it you need assistance!

Returning Volunteers

Volunteer Training

As a refresher, OAS recommends that returning volunteers attend a Summer Program Assist Training annually. All returning Volunteers are required to attend a sport specific training in the activity they wish to primarily assist before they assist on programs. To learn more and register for trainings, follow the links below or find them listed on the Events Page.

Summer Program Assist Training (Recommended)

Sport Specific Volunteer Training Sessions (Required for the program you would like to primarily assist) – you can sign up for multiple trainings if desired!

VI Guide Training for Hiking| Tue. June 1st | 9:00am – 11:00am @ Riverbend Park

Tandem Cycle Captain Training – Multiple dates offered:

    • Wed. June 2nd | 2:30pm – 3:30pm @ Pine Nursery Park
    • Wed. June 16th| 2:30pm – 3:30pm @ Pine Nursery Park

Cycling Program Assist Training | Wed. June 2nd | 4:00pm -6:00pm @ Pine Nursery Park

Mountain Bike Program Assist Training | Thurs. June 3rd | 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Rockridge Park

To cancel or change your training registration, please email OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org or call (541) 848-9390. Please don’t hesitate to reach out it you need assistance!

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 student. Occasionally, assistants work independently as a “buddy” to more experienced participants in the designated activity.

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.

Administrative, Fundraising, and Marketing Volunteers

OAS is seeking volunteers to help with a few administrative, marketing, and fundraising opportunities!  Read on for more information and if you have any interest or questions about these roles please contact Pat at pat@oregonadaptivesports.org.


OAS is seeking assistance with the regular processing of donations, acknowledgement letters, and database administration.  This role includes data entry and some comfort/experience with a donor database or CRM software.  Ideally, OAS is looking for someone to assist in person in the OAS office in Bend for a couple hours each week or every other week, contact Pat for more information!


OAS is currently seeking a few volunteers to assist with the First Chair silent/online auction.  You will be assisting with procuring and cataloging auction items.  Commitment includes a monthly one hour meeting and self-directed efforts soliciting businesses for donations.  This committee will function from May-late September.  Contact Pat for more information!


Do you have a knack for social media, writing blog posts and press releases, and/or sports photography?  OAS has ongoing needs in all of these areas and can use your help!  Commitment and responsibilities vary, contact Pat for more information!

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

Summer Volunteer Handbook

Summer Programs: Volunteer Roles and Expectations

OAS COVID Summer Operations Plan

Disability Etiquette Pamphlet

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

Events Calendar