Join the crew here at Maine Adaptive and find yourself in the midst of a very friendly group who all love sports, the outdoors, and helping people do their best. We have volunteer opportunities all yearlong.

Winter Volunteers

If you are passionate about skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, 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.

Winter Volunteer Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Equipment: Help set up, maintain, and repair skis, and adaptive equipment.

  • Office: Assist staff in filing, data entry, mailings or at the reception desk.

  • Photography: Digital and print photography and videography on-snow and in the headquarters to capture the essence of Maine Adaptive.

  • Snowmobile driver: Transport participants who are unable to use a ski lift, along with their instructors.

Winter Volunteer Instructor Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older, or part of the Junior Volunteer program

  • Be an intermediate or better skier or rider

  • Provide your own equipment

  • Attend 2 pre-season training sessions in November or December

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.


Summer Volunteers

If golf, paddling, cycling, or tennis are your summer passions, volunteer with Maine Adaptive and put your skills to good use helping participants learn to enjoy the sports you love. Lessons are held in locations throughout southern Maine with friendly people and sometimes even a hot dog or s’more are thrown in for good measure!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

  • Instructor: Teach and assist participants.

  • Program Host: Greet participants and volunteers as they arrive to sign in. Assist Program Staff with daily paperwork.

  • Photography: Digital and print photography of all summer activities.

Summer Volunteer Instructor Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Cycling – must have own bicycle and helmet

  • Golf & Tennis – have a basic knowledge of the sport

  • Paddling – know basic strokes and safety skills

  • Photography – provide your own camera

A variety of Volunteer training is offered each summer to refresh instructors


Junior Volunteer Program

The program consists of 3 preseason training sessions and then volunteering on Sundays and one Saturday with the race team, beginning in January. The volunteer days consist of training sessions and working with participants. Junior Volunteers will work with Maine Adaptive volunteers who have expertise in the different phases of adaptive skiing and disabilities. Junior Volunteers will learn how to use adaptive equipment and understand the aspects of different disabilities and disability etiquette. Most sessions will pair the Junior Volunteer with a seasoned volunteer and participant in a full day lesson.

Lift tickets are provided by Sunday River / Sugarloaf. Clinics are led by Maine Adaptive and experienced volunteer instructors. As an added bonus, the program can cover community service requirements for most high schools.

Junior Volunteer requirements

The program in winter consists of 3 pre-season training sessions and then, beginning in January, volunteering for a minimum of 6 days. The volunteer days consist of training sessions and working with participants. Junior Volunteers will be paired with Maine Adaptive volunteers who have expertise in the different phases of the adaptive sport and disabilities. Junior Volunteers will learn how to use adaptive equipment
and understand the aspects of different disabilities and disability etiquette. Junior Volunteers will be paired with a seasoned volunteer and participant in an all-day lesson.

Criteria

  • Must be 16 years of age before the program begins.

  • Must provide own equipment for the sport of choice.

  • Must be an intermediate level skier/rider to volunteer for the winter program.

  • Must have intermediate skill level in chosen summer sport.

  • Must make a commitment to a minimum of six days of volunteering.

  • Must complete Maine Adaptive paperwork and have parent signature on release form.


Benefits

  • Junior volunteers will be provided with an understanding of disabilities and adaptive equipment.

  • Any lift tickets needed during training and volunteering will be provided.


Questions?

The Volunteer Portal is the place for current volunteers to connect with one another and access up to date information on training, benefits, and more!

Email us at info@maineadaptive.org
(800) 639-7770 or (207) 824-2440