Welcome! Thinking about volunteering? Our 250+ volunteers would say that’s a very good idea! For info about volunteering, read on or just skip to the end and give Kevin a call or send him an email. We hope you’ll join the Ignite Family!

At Ignite, we believe in the power of volunteers to transform the world we live in. Established in 1975, Ignite Adaptive Sports is a volunteer-driven organization motivated by the hearts and dedication of our 250+ volunteers, including our junior instructors.

To become a volunteer for Ignite Adaptive Sports, volunteers undergo training that’s specifically oriented to providing a safe, fun, and educational experience for persons with disabilities.

Here are the steps to becoming a Volunteer Instructor with Ignite Adaptive Sports:

  1. Attend one orientation session held at Boulder JCC (6007 Oreg Avenue
    Boulder, CO 80303). Our orientation dates are:

    • Wednesday – October 18th, 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Wednesday – October 25th, 6 PM – 8 PM
    • Saturday, October 28th, 10 AM – 12 PM
    • Thursday, November 9th, 6 PM – 8 PM (Junior Volunteer Instructors)
  2. Attend one “new volunteer” training session in November at Eldora.
  3. Attend two full-day on-snow clinics in December at Eldora.
  4. As a new volunteer, you are expected to commit to a minimum of six or more teaching days during the Ignite season, which runs January through March.

On-going training throughout the season is offered to maximize the instructor’s personal skiing/riding, teaching ability and technical knowledge. We can even help you pursue your PSIA Level I Ski Instructor Certification.

Join Ignite’s dedicated team of Volunteer Instructors

Kevin Wilson is ready to shred the slopes, and would love to hear from you!

For more information regarding the Ignite Volunteer Program, contact our Operations Manager, Kevin Wilson, via phone 720-310-0328 or email at [email protected]

NOTE: A new single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) fee of $10 will be charged on weekends and holidays, as well as on weekdays with 10 or more inches of snow in the forecast. Plan your trip to Eldora!

We hope to see you on the snow!

I am a product of an outstanding adaptive sports program. If it wasn’t for a staff member at Ignite, seeing great potential in my abilities, I wouldn’t be the mono-ski instructor I am today. Now I get to return the favor.

Personal Account from Bi/Mono Ski Team Leader, Dan Marshall, paralyzed in a plane crash in 2002 / Volunteer since 2004

Junior Instructor Program

Are you between 16-18 years old and love skiing or snowboarding? Join our Junior Instructor Program. Being a Junior Instructor at Ignite Adaptive Sports is a great way to fulfill your National Honor Society (NHS) volunteer hours! We can even help you pursue your PSIA Level I Ski Instructor Certification.

To become a Junior Volunteer Instructor, you must complete all the above listed items for Ignite Volunteers. The orientation date for Junior Volunteers Instructors is November 9th from 6PM to 8PM — this is the only orientation Junior volunteers need to attend. Please be sure to sign up for our mailing list so you’ll be automatically notified of the trainings.

Click to view our Junior Volunteer Orientation Slideshow.

For more information about the Junior Volunteer Instructor Program, contact Jon Jonis at [email protected].

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