Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
In order to keep participation costs to a minimum, we rely on volunteer support. Last year, 170 volunteers donated over 3,146 hours helping the AdVenture program. We are always seeking enthusiastic people who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities in a recreational setting. For the well-being of our participants, we ask that our volunteers be at least 18 years of age or older. Please e-mail Emily or Sonya or call (208) 608-7680 to lean more or to sign up to volunteer. To learn about additional ways of supporting the AdVenture Program please visit our giving page.
Some of our volunteer opportunities include:
Idaho Youth Adaptive Sports Camp
Providing one-on-one assistance to a youth athlete involved in this sports camp. Volunteers can be ages 16 and older for this program.
Waterskiing and Tubing
Assisting with the waterskiing and tubing program either by helping the participants while in the water or donating your time and ski boat to drive participants while they are skiing or tubing.
Volunteer at our annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament "ChairHoops," as a referee or scorekeeper.
Assisting participants in our adaptive whitewater rafting program by being a boat captain or safety kayaker. Extensive river experience on Class III+ rivers is necessary.
Helping out the AdVenture program, at your convenience, throughout the year with programs like adaptive bike rides, dance classes, social outings, art classes, fitness classes and more.
The overall goal of an internship with Boise Parks & Recreation's Adaptive Recreation Services is to give students a valuable experience in a community recreation program that provides opportunities to individuals with disabilities.
Therapeutic Recreation Internships are available in the summer and must be a minimum of 12 weeks at 40 hours per week. Supervision is provided by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and we follow NCTRC guidelines. For more information on a Therapeutic Recreation Internship with Boise Parks and Recreation, please click here.