Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Seeks Volunteers

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 03 2007 - 12:10 PM

KILLINGTON, Vermont — Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports has already begun serving their winter clients.. Vermont Adaptive is a non-profit organization that is committed to furthering the equality and independence of individuals with disabilities by providing access to sports and recreational activities.

This organization heavily relies on the goodness of volunteers. The volunteers are the heart of the organization, after some training they become the instructors and are constantly an active part of the adaptive teaching process. Vermont Adaptive is ALWAYS looking for new volunteers; even if you have never had any prior experience with individuals with disabilities, this is YOUR chance to get some experience in this remarkable life-changing field. Vermont Adaptive does require that you have intermediate skiing experience before volunteering. For each day a person volunteers they receive a free ski pass to be used at either Pico, Killington or Sugarbush Resorts.

Vermont Adaptive has two base locations, one at Pico Mountain located in Killington, and the other in Northern Vermont located at Sugarbush Resort in Waitsfield. Since our beginning in 1987 we have slowly expanded to serve clientele not only in their Northern and Southern regions, but also all over the state of Vermont.

Vermont Adaptive serves clients with a plethora of disabilities, from developmental to physical, and they also serve those with learning disabilities. At Vermont Adaptive there are various types of equipment to meet the needs of the students. Staff and Volunteers decide the equipment according to the specific abilities of the clients. Vermont Adaptive offers either full or half-day lessons seven days a week at both locations.

There are other ways you can help besides volunteering, Vermont Adaptive is a non-profit organization and is run off the generosity of others. If you have the ability to donate any amount to the program it is always helpful. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports began its Winter Season Monday, December 26th, 2006. They require that you make your reservations in advance, so that all preparations can be made in time for your arrival. For reservations at Pico Mountain call or email Donna Stanley at 802-353-7584 [email][/email]; or at Sugarbush Resort call Eric Bonin at 802-343-1193 [email][/email]. Check Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports online at: