Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). BOEC provides empowering outdoor experiences for people of all abilities, including those with physical and cognitive disabilities, ‘at-risk’ youth and people living with serious illnesses or injury, as well as school groups and others. As a non-profit organization for 40 years, BOEC deeply appreciates the continued support of the individuals, businesses and organizations in Summit County and the surrounding areas.
We appreciate your willingness to volunteer for our organization. BOEC has a fully developed and very active volunteer program during the winter season, with some opportunities in the summer. Ski lessons taught through the adaptive ski offices at Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts are visible to the Summit County community and to thousands of skiers on the slopes. Since the Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program is highly utilized, we use a large number of volunteers to assist on and teach lessons.
Summer opportunities include volunteering for the Adaptive Cycling Program, River Guiding and assisting on the ropes course.
Volunteers are also needed for special projects in the following areas: Administratively at the ski office, Special Events (Banff Film Festival, Breckebeiner, and other events), and maintenance and/or repairs in our offices or at the Scott Griffith Lodge and program site.
Thanks again for your interest in BOEC. We look forward to working with you soon!
Volunteering for the Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program
BOEC utilizes over 300 volunteers from November through April to assist with Adaptive Ski and Snowboard lessons at Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts. Volunteers are paired with a student and lead instructor and spend the day on the slopes! Duties may include but are certainly not limited to: encouraging students, brainstorming creative ways to improve ski/ride skills, assisting with loading and unloading procedures and serving increase visibility of a lesson to ensure student safety.
New 2016-2017 Volunteer information
- We do require all skiers/snowboarders be a confident level 5 skier/snowboarder- ski or ride comfortably and confidently on all “green circle” and most groomed “blue square” terrain at Vail Resorts. You can link turns (mostly parallel for skiers) of varying sizes and use of speed control in all situations.
- New volunteer orientation meeting will be on October 29, 2016 from 6:30-8pm.
- Training will start in November. We will get more information out in the volunteer update at the beginning of October. Below is more information about what we expect from new winter volunteers.
- New volunteer training requirements: 3 full (6 half) days of training.
- The BOEC does have a one-time $25 fee for new volunteers, this is to help cover the cost of background check. Once the fee is paid I will send a link to fill out your information online. If this fee is going to cause you undue hardship please contact the volunteer coordinator. We do not want to turn away any great volunteers due to a nominal fee.
- Documents we need for new volunteers is a hard copy of your Volunteer Application, release and liability form and a copy of your current insurance card.
Volunteering for the BOEC/KAC Winter Program
BOEC reserves the rights to change or cancel clinics. You can sign up for clinics via e-mail email@example.com or by phone 970 453-5633. Returning volunteers need to take 2 clinics. If you cannot make the clinic dates please schedule shadow dates with the volunteer coordinator. Thank you again for your time and commitment.
Volunteering for the Adaptive Cycling Program
BOEC’s Adaptive Cycling Program is based out of the Keystone Adaptive Center (a subsidiary of BOEC). We offer adaptive biking from June through September. Volunteers are needed to assist adaptive rides on the paved bike paths of Summit County, both as riders and drivers (all rides receive vehicle support).
THANKS EVERYONE FOR A GREAT SUMMER!!
Are you handy? Assist BOEC with it’s perpetual “to do list” for program facilities and equipment. We have projects for every level of volunteer, from professionals to home handymen. Most projects take place at the F&D Placer program site or at the Wellington office and warehouse. We are also seeking volunteer equipment managers at the Breckenridge and Keystone ski offices.
BOEC offers many special events throughout the year and we are in need of volunteers to help us with these events. Duties may include reception, registration, securing auction items, logistics, putting up posters, etc. All events raise funds that directly support our programs.
Are you a person who is at home in an office and looking for a chance to help make BOEC’s programs a reality? Help out in the Breckenridge Adaptive Ski Office November through April. Assistance is needed for various administrative projects, including data entry, tracking hours and office communications. We are open to a flexible schedule.
*Note: All volunteers working directly with students are subject to a background check.
For any additional questions and/or information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at 970-453-5633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.