a volunteer helps a disabled veteran board a bus during the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic adaptive sports program


The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic depends on a corps of more than 700 volunteers.

Based on the needs of the event and its Veterans, volunteers with specific skills and abilities are prized contributors. 

Those include:

  • Certified adaptive ski instructors

  • CDL drivers with class “B” passenger endorsement

  • Clinical staff in the areas of recreation, occupational and physical therapists and adaptive sports specialists



Volunteers are recruited from June 1 to September 1 each year.

Many volunteer opportunities are physically demanding at high altitude, require lifting and some require moderate computer skills. Each area has job-specific requirements. If you volunteer, please ensure you can meet the requirements.


Volunteer opportunities are recruited for in the following areas:

  • Alternative Activities

  • Bootloader

  • Downhill Adaptive Instructors (we are in need of strong instructors who can tether)

  • Food & Beverage

  • Nordic Adaptive Instructors

  • Ski Equipment Team

  • Team Leader

  • Transportation

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Teresa Parks at Teresa.parks@va.gov.

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