Volunteer Resources

VOLUNTEERS – Stay Healthy, Trained & Informed

Vermont Adaptive’s Road back to winter starts now! We hope that you will bookmark this page and return to it often for ideas to keep your training current, to stay healthy and to be prepared for winter programs. We’ll need you ready to go to help us play again soon!

HAVE YOU DONE ALL YOUR VOLUNTEER PREREQUISITES?  Check out our GET INVOLVED page for more information on  Volunteer Applications, Background Checks, SafeSport Training, and VOSHA Safe Return to Work.  All are required before training or volunteering…

IS YOUR FA/CPR CARD CURRENT?  The American Red Cross offers an online Provisional Certification in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED. Students can take the blended portion of this course and receive a provisional certification. The skills portion must be taken with 90 days of completing the blended learning course to receive a 2 year OSHA certification.

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BE READY TO GO WHEN PROGRAMS RESUME- HOME FITNESS

Fall Fitness Webinar SeriesStarting Wednesday, September 9 and continuing for 5 consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00 PM EDT, the series will help you get (or stay) in shape so you can achieve your goals this winter

Special Olympics SCHOOL OF STRENGTH School of Strength lets athletes train and focus on their fitness goals from the comfort of their home. Plus, you and your family can join in too!

US Ski Team Home WorkoutLooking for a simple, at-home strength program to keep you fit during this time? U.S. Ski & Snowboard Athletic Development Coach @mike_bing_ has put a little something together to keep each of you strong and healthy. 

Hit the start of winter ready to ski, ride, skate, and climb- Here’s a 15-minute Body Weight from Outside Magazine workout you can do at home with no equipment.  Need an adaptation? Let us know.

DSUSA #AdaptAtHome– stay SAFE, physically ACTIVE and CONNECTED with one another and Disabled Sports USA. Check out the numerous free live and recorded adaptive exercise and fitness classes you can participate in.

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STAY ENGAGED WHILE STAYING HOME- ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Trauma Informed Care in Snowsports–  a 90-minute training on the basics of trauma, the impacts it can have on a person, and applications of the principles to snowsports instruction.  Presented by PSIA/AASI National, created as a version of last fall’s Vermont Adaptive Orientation programs.  Sept 22, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Training Guide: Concussion Awareness– NFSH.org national curriculum on identifying and reacting to concussions, sponsored by Special Olympics.  Required for SO Coaches, recommended for everyone.

Protective Behaviors Training–  Special Olympics training focused on preventing and identifying sexual abuse among athletes.  Required for Special Olympics Coaches, recommended for all.

PSIA/AASI FREE Online Learning Courses–  PSIA/AASI has created a number of free E-Learning Courses available for free.  Many high quality additional ones become free with PSIA/AASI Membership.  Create an account and get started.

PSIA/AASI- Eastern Division– Eastern Division offers its own menu of E-learning opportunities to compliment the offerings from the PSIA/AASI National.  Much of the content here is specific to the East Coast and much was created or collaborated on by our friends and staff.

BlazeSports America-  Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist (CARSS)  Earn the only certification of its kind!  Multi-sport certification with modules in history, legislation, disability awareness, risk management, evaluation and equipment.

DSUSA Training Library–  Need some reading material?  How about reading skiing, cycling, and mountain biking manuals online brought to you by Disabled Sports USA?

DSUSA YouTube Channel  For all your stay home and binge watching needs…

PsychArmor– PsychArmor® Institute provides critical resources to Americans so they can effectively engage with and better support military service members, Veterans and their families across our nation.  Large course offering of programs for communities that serve veterans.

Move United Adaptive MTB Web-Series ON DEMAND- includes four free installments on Improving Access; Equipment 101Trail Development; & Risk Management.  Keep your eyes out for some familiar faces…

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2020 SAVE THE DATES FOR TENTATIVE TRAININGS

TENTATIVE:  Winter on-hill trainings- Stay tuned for more information

December 5-6:  Sugarbush and Pico*

December 12-13: Sugarbush and Pico*

December 19-20:  Bolton, Sugarbush and Pico, as well as PSIA/AASI Clinics*

*Tentative.  Dependent on COVID 19 Restrictions, Weather & Trail Conditions, and Availability of Space at Partner Resorts

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THINGS TO REMEMBER UNTIL WINTER PROGRAMS START

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Vermont Adaptive works with Invest EAP to provide assistance and support to its volunteers and staff.  Please feel free to explore their services and make use of this program as needed.

Kellen Sams Memorial Scholarship and Leadership Award:  Scholarship funds and annual recognition award for Vermont Adaptive volunteers and staff to pursue professional development in adaptive sports, certifications, guiding and instructing or any other areas important to Vermont Adaptive’s Mission.  More info at:  

Home Sweet Homes Campaign–  The campaign to fundraise for and build our new Permanent Home at Sugarbush Resort’s Mount Ellen continues! 

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