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. Volunteers teach adaptive ski, snowboard, snow bike lessons during the winter and assist with summer camps and therapeutic horseback riding during the summer.
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 will begin accepting applicants in January for our summer season. Check back in 2019 for a position description and an application. We look forward to your application!
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
Please contact STARS at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
STARS does not currently have any open employment positions, please check back in the future for available opportunities.