Volunteer Resources

VOLUNTEERS – Stay Healthy, Trained & Informed

Vermont Adaptive’s Road back to play starts now! We hope 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 when programming resumes. We’ll need you ready to go to help us play again soon!


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.

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 summer ready to Ride, Run, Hike, Paddle, Swim, Surf, Sail- 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 #AdaptAtHomestay 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.  ________________________________________________________________________


Training Guide: Concussion AwarenessNFSH.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 FREE Online Learning CoursesPSIA/AASI has created a number of free E-Learning Courses available for free.  Many high quality additional ones become free with PSIA/AASI Membership. Go to to create an account and get started.

American Canoe Association-  Online Paddlesports Safety Course–  Online course designed for paddlers in a partnership between the American Canoe Association and Boat-Ed.com.  A worthwhile course for any paddler.  

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.  

US Sailing-  Basic Keelboat Online-  Learn about sailing the Sonar 23, the Martin 15, and the other boats Vermont Adaptive uses in partnership with the Community Sailing Center… all online.  

US Sailing- Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals Online–  building blocks of good instructional practices to become an effective educator on and off the water.  

US Sailing-  The Starboard Portal–  The Starboard Portal is a new video channel that keeps sailors connected to their sport with resourceful videos and live content featuring a variety of knowledgeable experts.

Center for Cycling Education- Traffic Skills and other courses Regardless of your level of skill or comfort, these enjoyable and engaging courses can help make cycling in traffic a better experience for you. 

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

Free Courses for Volunteers who support Veterans

How to talk to someone with a disability

Preventing Volunteer burnout

Communication Skills with Veterans

15 Things Veterans Want You to Know

Trauma Informed Interactions with Veterans



TENTATIVE:  Spring Volunteer Trainings!   

Early July for:
Central/Sugarbush Training
Northern/Burlington Training
South/Pico Training
 Statewide MTB Training



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 AwardScholarship 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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