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!

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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

Click to download  Welcome Letter and Application and Risk and Liability form to start

Volunteering for the BOEC/KAC Winter Program

2016 December Training Schedule

BOEC reserves the rights to change or cancel clinics.  You can sign up for clinics via e-mail volunteer@boec.org 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).

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Below are the following cycling days for the summer:

June 12,13,14  – Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIA- Adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries)
July 10,11,12  – BIA
July 31, Aug 1, 2 -BIA
August 11  – Rocky MT Independence – kids with spina bifida
August 14,15,16 –BIA
August 28 – Adventures With- In – Adults with MS
September 16  – Outdoor Active Retreat Adults with Parkinson’s Disease
September 23 &24 – Open enrollment cycle trip or days!


Maintenance Projects

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.

Administrative Volunteers

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 volunteer@boec.org.

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