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Special Events

Volunteering at special events with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is a fantastic way to get involved! Denver Broncos 50/50 Raffle The Denver Broncos 50/50 Raffle supports local charities in Colorado. 50% of the jackpot goes to the winning number and 50% goes to the NSCD. Volunteers assist with ticket sales throughout… read more

General Sports

Experience the world of adaptive sports first-hand by helping the NSCD run a variety of sports programs. Most of these activities will be held in camp or clinic-type settings. Some of the sports programs that you can help facilitate are: Precision Air Gun Archery Camping Hiking Military Veteran Programs NSCD Moves! Obstacle Course Winter Park… read more

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Rock Climbing

Experience the thrill of climbing in Clear Creek Canyon or fun indoor climbing walls. Volunteers will teach participants the basic skills of rock climbing and assist staff members with safety procedures as well as equipment. Experience with rock climbing is recommended, but not required. We will teach you what we need you to do! Volunteers… read more

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Water Sports and Recreation

Canoe, Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP), Lake Days and Fishing For indoor pool sessions or outdoor paddling sessions, volunteers work with participants on their basic paddling skill, including but not limited to: wet entry and exit, rolling and paddling. Volunteers, please bring food and water when necessary. Duties include assisting with set up and… read more

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Shuttle Driver

Volunteers shuttle the NSCD van for various programming. River Rafting Program: Volunteers are needed to drive NSCD vehicles filled with gear and participants to the Colorado River in Kremmling. After dropping off at the launch site, van drivers usually spend their day relaxing in the sun and ensuring the NSCD van is safe and ready… read more

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Group Opportunities

The NSCD works with groups of 2 – 15 volunteers to help fulfill their need for adventure and desire to serve! Who Are Group Volunteers? Youth groups, families, companies and more help meet the volunteer needs of the NSCD! Group Application: If you are the lead contact of a group interested in volunteering, please email… read more

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Program Photographer

These volunteers participate in programs alongside volunteers, staff and participants, capturing their epic journeys on the slopes, water or wherever the program takes them. General Program Photographer Schedule: Flexible. Volunteers typically shoot photos at an NSCD program, then edit and label accordingly from their home computer before sending to the NSCD Volunteer Office. Location: Various… read more

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Administrative/Office

Ski/Snowboard Administrative Volunteer These volunteers help make our winter programs successful by signing in volunteers, answering questions, entering data, filing, making phone calls, compiling information for newsletters and conducting research! Commitment: 12 volunteer days and 1 training day to earn a free winter season Winter Park Resort Ski Pass Please Note: The NSCD-issued Winter Park Resort day and… read more

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Equipment Shop

Equipment Shop Volunteers help during the ski and snowboard program season. They distribute participant equipment in the morning and afternoon while working on an outgoing and energetic team! The NSCD has a high-volume rental shop specializing in adaptive ski and snowboard equipment. Commitment: 12 volunteer days and 1 training day to earn a free winter… read more

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Junior Volunteer: Age 14-17

This program is a fantastic way for the next generation of volunteers to get involved and it helps high school students investigate the professional world of teaching, recreation or therapeutic recreation, rehabilitation services, volunteer management or special education! Alpine Ski and Snowboard Junior Volunteer We train you to work with adaptive students and equipment. Training… read more

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Alpine Ski and Snowboard Program

Ski and snowboard instructors work with students who have a range of cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Ski and snowboard instructors spend their days on the slopes creating lifelong memories with participants. We train you to work with adaptive students and equipment. Training begins in November and continues through December. Volunteers start working with participants in… read more

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Catch, groom, tack, play recreational games or take your participant on the ride of his/her life! Our volunteers play an integral role for our participants, providing support, encouragement and enthusiasm throughout the lesson. You do not need to have experience riding horses to volunteer for this program, we will teach you what you need to… read more

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