Become a Volunteer Adaptive Recreation Event Specialist
Volunteer Key responsibilities:
- Set up/move adaptive equipment including but not limited to bikes, boats, fishing gear, ski and snowboard equipment, etc.
- Provide a low risk and fun environment in which adaptive athletes can use said equipment by spotting and assisting athletes and managing risks.
- Prepare and clean up events including food, gear, equipment and promotional booth materials.
- Distribute and collect paperwork from participants.
- Socialize and engage with adaptive athletes, volunteers, staff, the community and partner organizations.
- Share your knowledge and skills about adaptive recreation
- Speaking to people who have disabilities with ”People First language” ie: don’t say “a wheelchair bound person.” Do say “a person who uses a wheelchair.” Don’t say “an autistic person.” Do say “a person who has autism.”
- Helping with transfers. Communicating with participant about how he/she transfers in and out of a wheelchair and executing this in a respectful way while paying attention to risk management.
- Any specific recreation skills and knowledge will be used during that activity.
- Any knowledge of how to work with people who have disabilities will be used throughout.
We are a small organization making a big impact on people’s lives. You will be part of a community and family that is unique and meaningful. We like to show our appreciation through hosting volunteer thank you dinners and parties, providing letters of recommendation, giving away swag and t-shirts, and HAVING FUN! If there is something you are hoping to gain through your volunteer experience with TAS, please share this with us so we can have a chance at providing it.
Volunteer & Partner Training
We hold several trainings throughout the year to help educate volunteers and partners to learn skills and techniques in working with people with disabilities.
In a short two-hour session, you’ll learn about People First Language, types of disabilities, transfers and other tips and tricks of adaptive sports.
Fill out the form below to take part!