Get Involved

Adaptive Adventures strives to create an inclusive community where everyone can get involved. The Adaptive Adventures community is made up of local, national and international members including participants, families, caregivers, volunteers, donors, corporations, organizations, interns and dedicated staff.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the foundation of Adaptive Adventures.  Our organization has a very small professional staff supported by over 650 volunteers.  We have onsite volunteers who work with our program and events team on everything from training and instruction to event coordination and planning.  We also have volunteers who provide administrative support, volunteer coordination, fundraising and special event support, and satellite program implementation.

As a volunteer with Adaptive Adventures, you will have the opportunity to interact with people of all abilities and participate alongside them in the sports that interest you most. Adaptive Adventures provides all volunteers with general disability awareness training and sport specific volunteer trainings. Throughout the year, volunteers have the opportunity to further their skills through specialty trainings in transferring, working with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, visual impaired guide training and First Aid/CPR.

Join The Team

The Adaptive Adventures staff is a small but mighty team of dedicated and experienced industry professionals. Adaptive Adventures team members are passionate about serving others, focused on safety, and dedicated to helping our participants achieve their goals. Adaptive Adventures team members enjoy working in a dynamic team, flexible schedules, and the rewards of making a difference in the lives of our participants and their families everyday.

If you are interested in applying for a position with our team, please review open positions below, and send an email with cover letter and resume to admin@adaptiveadventures.org.

Internships

Assisting with transfer into dragon boat

Testimonials From Former Interns

"My time here at Adaptive Adventures has been crazy, but amazing. I want to share my gratitude for allowing me the time to come to Colorado and work alongside you: I am also grateful for how sweet and genuine you were with me. Other places I have been to help have not been as relatable and connecting as you. My heart feels for what you all do and I would love to continue to help in any way I can"

- Tiffani

“When people ask what I did during my summer at Adaptive Adventures, the list is so long I don't know where to begin. I am beyond grateful to have had this opportunity and feel like I have a deeper understanding of the work behind nonprofits and the people who operate them.”

- Anna

"The internship went beyond what I expected, and it has made à huge impact in my learning. My supervisor was great example of what a CTRS should be. Thank you!"

– Gilbert

Adaptive Adventures offers a variety of internship opportunities throughout the year. All internships are based out of our Colorado and Illinois offices. Adaptive Adventures internship program provides a robust learning experience while maintaining flexibility for each student's needs. Adaptive Adventures works to assess and tailor the experience to meet each student's goals and aspirations. General Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation (under direct supervision of a CTRS supervisor) internships are available.

Terms & Deadlines:

Spring: January-April

Application Due: Sept 1
Selection Made: Oct 1

Summer: May-August

Application Due: Jan 1
Selection Made: Feb 1

Fall: September-December

Application Due: May 1
Selection Made: June 1

If you are interested in applying for an internship with Adaptive Adventures, please review the Internship Description, then fill out the Internship Application and email it along with your resume and cover letter to:

Illinois:
greg@adaptiveadventures.org

Colorado:
gilbert.vasquez@adaptiveadventures.org

Join The Board

The Adaptive Adventures Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, culminating in a wealth of business experience. The Board of Directors ensures operations are aligned with our mission statement and meeting the needs of our community. The Board of Directors provides financial, in-kind and volunteer support, as well as development support in fundraising, sponsorships and grants.

The board meets four to six times per year. Each board member serves a term of three years, with the opportunity to serve additional terms.

If you are interested in applying to serve on our Board of Directors please send your resume to admin@adaptiveadventures.org and complete the Board Member Application below.

Board of Directors

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