Orientation & Training
All Vermont Adaptive volunteers must complete mandatory orientation and training for their approved sports after their application is complete and approved.
2018-2019 Winter Volunteer Trainings
Training is mandatory for winter volunteers and we would love all of our volunteers to be year-round contributors.
Vermont Adaptive is a volunteer-based program with more than 400 volunteers who help in the offices, assist in program areas, teach lessons, and help with special events and fundraising. Volunteers must participate in required clinics, complete a schedule of their availability throughout the season and commit to helping with five full days of lessons or special events during the year. With our growing year-round programs and events, volunteers must help at least two days outside of the winter program season. In addition to ski ticket vouchers, other items or specialized training opportunities or certifications are offered depending on your participation level.
Winter volunteers must complete both off-snow and on-snow training prior to the winter season.
Dates for training sessions for the 2018-2019 Winter Season are:
• Nov. 3 – 9:30 am-4:00 pm; Off Snow Orientation at Pico Mountain
• Nov. 4 – 9:30 am-4:00 pm; Off Snow Orientation at Sugarbush Resort
• Nov. 7 – 6:00-9:00pm; Off Snow Orientation at Sugarbush Resort for RETURNING VOLUNTEERS ONLY
• Nov. 14 – 6:00-9:00pm; Off Snow Orientation at Pico Mountain for RETURNING VOLUNTEERS ONLY
• Nov. 17 – 9:30 am-4:00 pm; Off Snow Orientation at Bolton Valley
Summer orientation typically occurs in early June. You must be an experienced cyclist, rock climber or paddler depending on the activity for which you want to volunteer. Limited enrollment is available for paddleboard instruction and certification.
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Vermont Adaptive Volunteer Instructor Resource Guide
In addition to our operations manual, which is handed out at orientation, we provide many resources for our volunteer instructors and guides, including a Resource Manual. Feel free to click through the pages below or download a PDF to learn more.
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