Get Involved

Become a part of the Vermont Adaptive Tribe

Vermont Adaptive succeeds because of the dedication of more than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors. We are searching for energetic, dedicated individuals who have a passion for sports and want to share that passion with others. Our volunteers dedicate their free time to help individuals with disabilities rediscover their abilities and achieve their dreams through sports and recreation. Volunteers are from all walks of life but have one mission in mind – to help those with disabilities enjoy sports and recreation on a daily basis.

We recognize the need to protect the individuals we serve while preserving the integrity and reputation of the organization. In keeping with current industry standards, for the protection of individuals and the management of risk, we ask all new and returning volunteers to complete the volunteer application process to become a Vermont Adaptive volunteer:

Process and Prerequisites

  • Be an advanced intermediate level skier/rider (winter prerequisite) or an experienced cyclist, rock climber or paddler (summer prerequisite) depending on the activity you want to volunteer for.
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be willing to volunteer 5 days per year in addition to your training days.
  • Be willing to volunteer for at least one of our special events or fundraising events.
  • Complete the entire application process (online application, signed waiver, background check).
  • Once your application and background check is approved, you will be added to our coordinator email distribution list to learn more about volunteer opportunities or important announcements,
    dates and events.
  • Attend all MANDATORY volunteer orientation and training sessions required for your specific sport.

Apply to volunteer

  • Complete the annual Volunteer Application.
  • Complete and return the Volunteer Waiver.
  •  Upon receipt of your completed Volunteer application and waiver, you will receive a link to submit an online background check with Verified Volunteers. After completing the form you will be asked to pay a fee to complete the background check. Background checks are required for all volunteers over 18 before attending any training or volunteering.
  • Send $30 administration fee: This additional fee covers volunteer processing, training and education, uniforms, and support services and must be paid in full before your application is finalized. Contact Senior Program Coordinator Tom Alcorn if you have any questions about these fees or the application process, south@vermontadaptive.org.

Returning Volunteers

  • Complete the annual Volunteer Application.
  • Complete and return the Volunteer Waiver.
  • Background Checks: Every 3-5 years, your background check must be renewed as per industry standard. A Vermont Adaptive staff member will contact you when you are up for renewal. You must complete the background check and submit a Returning Volunteer administration fee in order to continue to volunteer. Contact Senior Program Coordinator Tom Alcorn if you have any questions, south@vermontadaptive.org.

Where to Send Forms & Fees

Please send your signed forms and administrative fee check (payable to Vermont Adaptive) to:

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
Attn: Volunteer Processing
PO Box 139
Killington, VT 05751

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

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