Volunteer Resources

DSES Volunteers make outdoor recreation a fun, exciting reality for kids and adults with disabilities. Teaching adaptive lessons, supporting events and fundraisers, or helping in the office, DSES volunteers change lives. Thank you for giving your time to our students and our mission.

Volunteer of the Year

Online Programs and Virtual Resources for Volunteers

Training Outline

All volunteers are required to complete training every season. Reservations are required. Please call the office at 760.934.0791 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.

Mandatory Forms

The following forms 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.

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.