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.

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 attend a New Volunteer Orientation, review OAS volunteer readings, create a volunteer account, and complete a Summer 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: Attend an Intro to OAS Orientation

All new volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about who we are, who we serve, and what we do. Orientations are offered at the beginning of every program season, and occasionally throughout the season as needed. To register for an upcoming New Volunteer Orientation, please select from the dates below:

New Volunteer Orientation | Tuesday, June 13th | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

For a calendar view, please visit our Events Page!

STEP 2: Review OAS Volunteer Readings

To ensure that volunteering with OAS is a good fit for you, please review the OAS Volunteer Manual for general policies, guidelines, expectations, and disability etiquette.

STEP 3: Create an Account!

Once you have registered to attend a New Volunteer Orientation, you will receive a link to create your OAS Volunteer Account! This information will help OAS staff manage your contact information and involvement. Prospective volunteers must register for an orientation to receive the link to create an account. 

STEP 4: Attend Summer Volunteer Training! (if you wish to volunteer on programs)

All new volunteers wishing to assist on programs are required to attend at least one Summer Volunteer Training session. To register, see the summer training sessions below or visit our events page for a calendar view.

*We highly recommend the Community Cycling Orientation for New Volunteers, as this will give you a foundation for how to support the majority of OAS summer programs. 

Return Volunteers

TO DO: Attend a Summer Volunteer Training OR Connect with Us!

Returning summer volunteers are encouraged to attend pre-season training based on skills they’d like to refresh or are interested in developing this season. Volunteers who attend training will automatically be added to the “summer volunteer email list” and will receive weekly communications to sign up for volunteer opportunities throughout the program season. 

If you have volunteered the past couple summer seasons, and are familiar with our community cycling programs or crank camps, you do not need to attend summer training.  Please email OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org to let us know you would like to be involved this summer season and we will add you to the 2023 summer programs volunteer opportunities email list!

If you do not attend training or email OAS about the 2023 summer season, you will not be added to the volunteer email list. Please connect with us!


We encourage all new and returning volunteers to attend as many training sessions as they wish, based on programs they’d like to volunteer for this season. Please attend one or more of the following training sessions. Follow the links below to see offered dates or visit the events page for a calendar view. 


Community Cycling Orientation | NEW Volunteer Training

Community Cycling Pedals & Fit Ups | New & Return Volunteers

Tandem Captain Refresh | Return Volunteers Only

Intro to Tandem Captain – Private Training | New & Return Volunteers


VI Hiking & Guide Training | New & Return Volunteers


Intro to aMTB Assist | New & Return Volunteers


Behavior Management | New & Return Volunteers

Coaching with Cognitive Diagnosis and Neuro divergence | New & Return Volunteers

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

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

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 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.