Partner with STARS

There are numerous opportunities to become involved with Steamboat STARS. You can help empower individuals of all abilities to participate in life-changing recreational experiences. STARS is seeking compassionate and dynamic individuals to become a part of the STARS family! Here is how you can make a difference in our clients’ lives today.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with STARS is a fun and rewarding experience that is a great way to give back to the community. Volunteers will work one-on-one with individuals with disabilities helping them participate in the outdoors. STARS has over 205 volunteers that teach adaptive ski, snowboard,  snow bike lessons, assist with summer camps, and therapeutic horseback riding. Our volunteers graciously gave 16,371 hours during the 2015-2016 seasons. STARS has summer volunteer opportunities with the STARS Equestrian Center, Adventure Camp, Trailblazers Camp, and specialty camps including veteran programs.

Winter Volunteer Application Winter 2016-17 Volunteer Guide
Summer Volunteer Application Summer 2017 Volunteer Guide

For additional information, please contact Kelly McElfish:
970-870-1950 x 102
kelly@steamboatstars.com

Internship Opportunities

STARS (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) currently has the following positions open for Summer 2017 season.  If you enjoy working with amazing people and love the outdoors, this job is for you!

Please send resumes to brettm@steamboatstars.com

STARS offers students and/or recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical work experience in both our winter and summer internships. Interns will receive hands-on experience helping individuals with disabilities recreate in the outdoors in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado! STARS offers internship to students studying the following fields: Outdoor Education, Recreation, Recreation for Special Populations, Health & Exercise Science, Community-based Therapeutic Recreation (no CTRS on site), Nonprofit Management, Program Administration & Management, Psychology, Sociology & Physical Education, Development/Fundraising, and other related fields. Interns will work in all areas of the organization throughout their internship to develop a well-rounded experience. Areas of the STARS organization include, but are not limited to, the administrative office, reservations desk, program desk, staff and volunteer trainings, observing and teaching private and group lessons, camps, local programs, fundraisers, and outreach.

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Description Summer Internship Application

Junior Mentor Program

STARS (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) currently has the following positions open for Summer 2017. If you are in high school, the following positions are available.

Please send the application packet to kelly@steamboatstars.com

For questions call Kelly McElfish at (970) 870-1950 x 102

STARS Junior Mentor Program is a one-on-one mentoring program in conjunction with the STARS Adventure Camp that enhances our community by empowering youth through genuine peer-mentoring relationships. At STARS, we recognize that sports and recreation offers the opportunity to achieve success for our athletes. By achieving success, we build self-confidence through focusing on possibilities instead of dwelling on an individual’s difficulties. A Junior Mentor aids in this process by offering encouragement, guidance, and a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning for their mentees.

  • Build a relationship with mentee while participating bi-weekly in STARS Adventure Camp
  • Participate actively in outdoor recreation sports such as kayaking, biking, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, pickelball, and much more with your mentee
  • Open to working with individuals with disabilities
  • Must be an entering sophomore in high school or older
  • Must be able to commit to 15 days throughout the summer program
  • Must be able to attend the Junior Mentor trainings
Junior Mentor Job Application Junior Mentor Job Description

STARS (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) is currently accepting positions for 2017- 2018 ski season.  A great opportunity to help create life changing experiences for our clients, our staff and yourself. If you enjoy working with amazing people and love the outdoors, this job is for you!

Please send resume and cover letter to julie@steamboatstars.com

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