Volunteer Resources

Mandatory Forms

The forms below must be completed before volunteering with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. We strongly encourage you to complete the volunteer application online. You can also download the Acrobat PDF file and print a copy to fill out or call the DSES office 760.934.0791 to have the forms mailed to you.

To be SafeSport compliant, background screens are required annually. NCSI offers a free recheck at one year. This allows our staff and volunteers to complete a background screening every 2 years. Please see the options below. If you are not sure if you need a background screen this year, please contact info@disabledsportseasternsierra.org or call 760-934-0791.







It is important that you enter your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license. Verify that your social security number and date of birth are accurate. Using nicknames or failing to type correct information may delay your screening and could incur additional fees.

Required Volunteer Application Form

The following form must be completed before volunteering with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. We strongly encourage you to complete the volunteer application online. See below for more information!

Required Move United Liability Release & Optional Media Release

DSES is a chapter of Move United which provides resources and insurance for adaptive sports and athletes in the United States.

Training Outline

All volunteers are required to complete training every season. Reservations are required. Please call the office at 760.934.0791 or email info@disabledsportseasternsierra.org to sign-up.

For all training days, please bring lunch, water, sunscreen, appropriate weather gear, and appropriate equipment.

Our training days are typically scheduled as follows (subject to change):

Day 1 – Required for all NEW volunteer instructors, the first day of training will be mostly outside and focus on assessing the abilities of prospective volunteer instructors. Please come dressed in your gear with your equipment in hand. Returning volunteers do not need to attend Day 1.

Day 2 – Begins with training of Policies & Procedures, where we will discuss the Volunteer Manual as well as important updates pertaining to DSES and MMSA. The afternoon portion will be outside developing teaching techniques.

Day 3 – Entirely outside, the last day of training will be an additional day of training teaching techniques.

2020/2021 Volunteer Start-Up Training Tools

Online Programs and Virtual Resources for Volunteers


Other Essential Resources




adaptiveDisabled Sports USA is proud to present a US Cycling endorsed, Adaptive Cycling Instructors Manual.  This manual is made possible by author David Lee (Northeast Passage), The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and contributors Pat Addabbo (Oregon Adaptive Sports), Greg Milano (BORP Adaptive Sports), Connor Inslee (Outdoors for All), Scott Moro (Ride 2 Recovery), Rob Mueller (Disabled Sports USA) and Ian Lawless (US Paralympics).

This program was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions states herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.