If you are passionate about skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, you can volunteer with Maine Adaptive and pass on your love of sports. Volunteer instructors help participants learn and improve their skills on the slopes and trails.
This season the following volunteers are needed:
Instructor: Alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and alpine racing. Instructors are paired with participants to teach and improve skills in their chosen snow sport. Instructors must be 18 years or older, be an intermediate or better skier or rider, provide their own equipment, attend pre-season trainings in November or December, volunteer 10 days between January and March.
Outreach: Make presentations to schools, service organizations and disability organizations. Help promote Maine Adaptive throughout New England.
Equipment: Help set up, maintain and repair skis and adaptive equipment.
Office: Assist staff in filing, data entry, mailings or with the reception desk.
Photography: Digital and print photography on-snow and in the ski center to capture the essence of Maine Adaptive.
Snowmobile driver: Transport participants who are unable to use a ski lift, along with their instructors.
Videography: On-snow videotaping during participant lessons and volunteer trainings to record progress and provide feedback for learning.
Internships: On–snow or off, a variety of opportunities exist for college students in the winter.
Junior Volunteers: six-week program for 16-to-17-year-olds.
All winter on-snow volunteers are given a lift pass to use on the day they volunteer if they don’t have their own season pass.