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Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Volunteer - Giants Ridge

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ORGANIZATION: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

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A volunteer opportunity for your active winter lifestyle

If you’re a winter enthusiast (or an aspiring one), you can make a huge difference in someone’s life and have a blast as an adaptive Ski or Snowboard volunteer.

You don’t need to be an expert, just willing to make new friends and help others. You’ll have fun, embrace winter, and help someone who has a disability discover (or re-discover) the exciting world of snow sports - an activity they probably never dreamed they could do.

Since 1979, Courage Kenny Ski & Snowboard has been bringing outdoor, people-loving individuals together to volunteer and make the slopes available to everyone.

Courage Kenny Northland is seeking skiers and snowboarders to join our team of over 100 northland volunteers and make the most of the winter months! We also have positions off the slopes including check-in and equipment assistants. You will receive training on adaptive equipment and techniques for teaching skiers and boarders with disabilities.

No prior teaching experience necessary. New volunteers start out as Assistant Instructors and are paired with experienced volunteer instructors, with a typical ratio of 2-3 volunteers per student. Our participants range from 6 to 60+ years of age. New volunteers receive two full days of training and are encouraged to proceed at their own pace. You will receive complimentary lift tickets while volunteering, however you do need to provide your own equipment and helmet. Starting age to volunteer is 16 years old.

You’ll have fun, make new friends, and introduce someone with a disability to the exciting world of snow sports. Come join our fun group of people and get outside this winter!

Takes place at Giants Ridge (6 lessons, January through February) on: Sundays from 10:00-2:00pm*
*lesson times may be shorter based on volunteer/participant match-ups and availability

Please note:
new volunteers sign-up to volunteer in the fall, please don't delay! (it's done online and only takes a couple minutes!). Please try to sign-up at your earliest convenience, thank you!

Training (required):

Dryland Training (New Volunteer Orientation): Tuesday Nov. 15, 5:30-8:30pm at Spirit Mountain, Duluth
On the Hill Training weekend: February 4 & 5, 2023 (9am-4pm both days) at Giants Ridge

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About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute


3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422, US

Mission Statement

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institution (formerly Courage Center) maximizes quality of life for people of all ages and all abilities. we help people achieve health and wellness by offering excellent services, innovative programs, ground-breaking research and barrier-shattering advocacy


Our Vision: We are guided by our vision that one day all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities.

Our Values:

  • Clients and Patients as Partners
  • Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Quality and Innovation
  • Accessibility
  • Integrity
  • The Generous Spirit
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Diversity

We have opportunities for individual volunteers beginning at age 15 as well as group opportunities. Please, contact us for further information.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


Giants Ridge6266 Giants Ridge RdBiwabik, MN 55708



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Snow Sports
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Special Needs
  • Occupational Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, the time commitment: 2-3 hrs on Sundays for a total of 6 lessons
  • Must attend one day of Dryland Training and two days of On-the-Hill Training, provide your own equipment and helmet, minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers receive complimentary passes.

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