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 12,000 hours during the 2016-2017 seasons. STARS has summer volunteer opportunities with the STARS Equestrian Center, Adventure Camp, Trailblazers Camp, and specialty camps including veteran programs.

Winter 2018 – 19 Volunteer Application and Information Coming Soon!

Volunteer Resources

For additional information, please contact Bailey Holland:
970-870-1950 x 100

Internship Opportunities

STARS (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) offers seasonal internships.  If you enjoy working with amazing people and love the outdoors, this job is for you!

STARS offers college students and/or recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical work experience through our internship program in the adaptive sports field. Interns will receive hands-on experience helping individuals with disabilities recreate in the outdoors in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

Our interns bring a large range of experience to our program, not just limited to adaptive recreation.  Winter interns are primarily focused on clients through our on-snow programs of downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing; but will be exposed to other areas of STARS business that may include, administrative positions, staff and volunteer trainings, observing and teaching private and group lessons, camps, local programs, fundraisers, and outreach.

Past interns come from a wide array of backgrounds and school studies, such as Outdoor Education, Recreation, Recreation for Special Populations, Health & Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Community-based Therapeutic Recreation, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Sports Management, Nonprofit Management, Program Administration & Management, Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, Development/Fundraising, and other related fields. We do not currently have a CTRS on-staff so we will not be able to fulfill Therapeutic Recreation internships for those pursuing a CTRS.

We are currently accepting applications for our Winter Internship Program and look forward to receiving your application!

Winter Internship Description Internship Application

Junior Mentor Program

STARS (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) has completed the 2018 Summer season. We will have more information for 2019 posted as the season approaches.

Please contact Tim Nagel with any questions about the Mentor Program at
970-870-1950 x 104 or email him at


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

STARS (Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports) is always accepting resumes if you are interested in being a part of this organization. Please email resumes and cover letters to, unless stated otherwise.

Adaptive Snow Sports Instructor

Please see the job description below and submit your cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

Adaptive Snow Sports Instructor

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