Winter Adaptive Snowsports Volunteer

Snowsports volunteers provide specialized adaptive instruction for people with disabilities, working on a personal level to help students successfully learn to ski or snowboard. Candidates must be intermediate skiers or higher, must be comfortable working with people with diverse backgrounds, and must be physically fit and able to lift a student multiple times during the course of a lesson. Achieve Tahoe provides free training and support. Instructors are asked to commit a minimum of 8 days over the snowsports season, running from December to April.

Please contact [email protected] or 530-999-2264 with any questions.

Summer Sports Volunteer

Our summer programs include climbing, equestrian, hiking and archery, sailing, Sierra Summer Sports, and water skiing. Please click on each program below to learn more about its specific volunteer requirements.

Please contact [email protected] or 530-999-2264 with any questions.

Fundraising and Leadership

Individual donors are critical to our success. Become a donor and help us acquire new donors via your networks. Achieve Tahoe is always looking for motivated and dedicated members of the community to join our Board of Directors. Applications accepted year-round.

Contact Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director at 530-999-2270; [email protected].

Special Events

Special events are a vital source of funding and support, as well as a great way to get the word out about our programs. Volunteers staff committees and events, help secure silent auction prizes, solicit sponsors, help decorate, hang banners, distribute flyers, prepare food, sell event and raffle tickets, and help with event setup and breakdown. Applications accepted year-round.

Contact Haakon Lang-Ree, Executive Director at 530-999-2270; [email protected].

Equipment Maintenance and Repair (Winter and Summer)

Clean, maintain, and repair our large inventory of adaptive equipment. Applications accepted year-round. Contact Scott Behrens, Program Coordinator, at 530-999-2278; [email protected].


We accept applications for our winter internship in late summer/early fall, and encourage anyone with a focus (academic or otherwise) in recreation therapy, recreation management, adaptive physical education, outdoor leadership, health sciences, or other related fields to apply. We are seeking committed, highly motivated, hardworking, flexible, self-starters to fulfill our internship positions. Our friendly and dedicated staff is eager to work with the next generation of adaptive recreation professionals. 

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Step 1: Complete a volunteer profile on MyImpactPage.

Step 2: An Achieve Tahoe staff member will contact you once your profile has been completed.

Applications are accepted year-round, however there are some deadlines based on program needs and training dates.

All volunteers must:

  1. Complete a volunteer profile.
  2. Be 16 years old or older.
  3. Have reliable transportation to and from program and event venues.
  4. Have the personal equipment needed in some program areas (e.g. skis, helmets) and, in some cases, a minimum proficiency in the sport.
  5. Complete all required training and fulfill a commitment to a minimum number of hours or days of service (varies by activity).
  6. For some programs, pay a nominal administrative and training fee once selected to volunteer.
  7. Complete an Insurance Waiver and Release of Liability form once selected to volunteer.
  8. Pass a Criminal Background Check once selected to volunteer.
  9. Complete the SafeSport online training course.

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