Ignite is not currently recruiting new volunteers. If you would like to be kept in the loop for future seasons, please sign up for our email list


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 will undergo training that is specifically oriented to providing a safe, fun, and educational experience for persons with disabilities. 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.

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View the Volunteer Orientation Presentation.


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

  • You must attend one orientation session. The sessions are normally in October before the upcoming season. You can sign up to our emailing list and receive scheduling updates as they become available.
  • You must complete one “new volunteer” training session in November at Eldora.
  • There are two full-day on-snow clinics in December.
  • As a new volunteer, you are expected to commit to a minimum of five or more teaching days during the Ignite season, which runs January through March.

For more information regarding the Ignite Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jen DeLaurent via phone (303) 908-1551 or email at admin@igniteadaptivesports.org

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, as well as an additional Junior Instructor Training. 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 Annette Kissinger at (303) 378-6685 or email annette_k@pipeline.com

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