Orientation, Training, Volunteer

Volunteers are the core of Oregon Adaptive Sports. We welcome ethusiastic and dedicated volunteers age 18+ to join our team. There is no minimum time commitment to volunteer, the only requirement is to attend one new volunteer orientation and one annual season training. Please be familiar with the OAS Volunteer Manual and Disability Etiquette Pamphlet.

All volunteers may be subject to a background screening.

Blue bar with two OAS volunteers, one skiing another snowboarding, an OAS instructor in a blue coat, and a sit-skier on the slope.

 

Winter Volunteers

Winter program volunteers are confident, intermediate to advanced riders that provide support for private alpine lessons, snowboard lessons, and community nordic sessions. OAS welcomes volunteers to participate with our adaptive winter programs at any of our three mountain locations: Hoodoo, Mt. Bachelor, and Mt. Ashland. Currently, OAS offers an adaptive nordic program at Mt. Bachelor.

Orientation

New volunteer orientations for Hoodoo Ski Area and Mt Bachelor are held throughout November.

Interested in supporting our Mt Ashland program? Please contact Joe Jackson for more details!

Dates

Follow the OAS newsletter for 24′-25′ Winter dates, thank you!

On-Snow Training

After attending a new volunteer orientation, you’ll receive an email guiding you to register your volunteer account on MtImpact. By using your volunteer account, you can register for one or more required pre-season training* sessions. After attending training you will be eligible to sign up for volunteer shifts through your volunteer account for the winter season.

* Returning volunteers are only required to attend one 1/2 day AM or PM training

It is encouraged that you attend training at the mountain you are planning to volunteer frequently at, if that does not work with your schedule please register for the other mountain’s training date(s).

Dates

Follow the OAS newsletter for 24′-25′ Winter dates, thank you!

Skill Check Videos

Unsure if you have what it takes? Check out our skill check videos!

Alpine Skills Check Video

Snowboard Skills Check Video

Classroom Trainings

Recorded over zoom, Melodie Buell, OAS Education & Training Manager, gives instructors & coaches more information on working with OAS athletes.

Training Videos

 

Orange bar with two adaptive mountain bikers and OAS volunteers on mountain bikes.

Summer Volunteers

Summer programming involves mountain biking, paved path cycling, hiking, and an occasional kayak/paddle board event. If you enjoy making loops around Pine Nursery Park, supporting OAS staff, or just want to spend time outside with other community members we have opportunities for you!

Orientation

New volunteer orientations will be held in mid-late spring with in-person and virtual attendance options available.

Dates

Follow the OAS newsletter for 24′ Summer dates, thank you!

Training

OAS prides itself on having confident and knowledgeable volunteers and staff, our seasonal trainings are a part of that. Stay tuned on trainings for joining the OAS team this upcoming summer through our e-Newsletter.

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 opportunities.

 

Attended a volunteer orientation and missed the volunteer account welcome email or have other questions? Please contact us at info@oregonadaptivesports.org

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.”

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Program Volunteer Roles

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Volunteer Technicians

Are you experienced with mountain bike suspension, ski binding mounting and adjustments, waxing/edging winter equipment, or the mechanics of adaptive equipment? Then we need your support as volunteer technicians are a necessary part of an athlete’s experience on the hill. Those interested can apply here to connect with the OAS equipment manager on eligibility.

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 Coaches

Volunteer coaches provide basic instruction for athletes in group programs or students attending an OAS Ski for Life session. You will work closely with athletes to provide guidance towards skill development during their lesson. 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 & Administrative Volunteer Roles

Outreach Volunteers

Want to promote the #OASStoke to the community? We are looking for volunteers to represent OAS at our booth during community events. You will coordinate with an OAS staff member and support during the event by answering questions about OAS, setting up/take-down of booth, and being an amazing ambassador of OAS! Please plan on attending ether the Winter or Summer new volunteer orientation to get started with the onboarding process and email the OAS Development Director for more information.

Development Volunteers

After attending a new volunteer orientation, if you want to help support key campaigns through teamwork and cultivation of relationships with local community members. This may involve joining a committee for special events such as our First Chair Gala and Ski for All to supporting a booth at community fundraising events. Your support raises critical support and expands OAS’s reach. Please plan on attending ether the Winter or Summer new volunteer orientation to get started with the onboarding process and email the OAS Development Director for more information.

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