Paddle Sports Volunteer (Donner Lake/ N. Lake Tahoe)

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Achieve Tahoe Volunteer Opportunities: Assist individuals with disabilities participating in summer sports such as adaptive flat water paddling (kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding), Tubing and Jet Skiing and lunch on the beach. The majority of our Paddle activities take place at Donner Lake. Volunteers will work directly with participants, helping them to find success in each activity and support the program as a whole. Achieve Tahoe offers Adaptive programing in the following activities: Waterskiing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Archery, Rock Climbing, Sailing.

Come volunteer with us this summer! To Apply please visit:

Email any questions to

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we ask that each volunteer be committed to fundraising in a way that is meaningful to them, so that we are able to uphold our mission statement of keeping their recreational opportunities affordable for individuals with disabilities.

Training and Support Provided: Achieve Tahoe offers all the training necessary to become a summer programs volunteer. All new volunteers are required to attend volunteer training specific to the programs they are interested in - please review the training dates listed below.

General Qualifications: It is not necessary for you to have experience teaching people with disabilities however applicants should be comfortable and experienced in the activity that they are assisting (ie; Paddlesports, Waterskiing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Archery, Rock Climbing, or Sailing).

Benefits of Volunteering: You will be helping Achieve Tahoe provide recreational opportunities to people with disabilities who would not otherwise be able to participate in. You will be making a positive impact on someone’s life every time you volunteer.

To Apply: Fill out a volunteer profile at

or email

Sierra Summer Sports Volunteer Paddle Instructor

Location: Donner Lake, Truckee

  1. Help set-up the activity site, including hauling kayaks/paddleboards to and from the beach. Must be comfortable carrying 50lbs with proper body mechanics.

  2. Assist participants in a variety of activities such as jet skiing, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and beach games.

  3. Work for extended hours in the sun and heat or other variable conditions.

  4. Engage participants throughout the day to try each activity, in a safe and educational environment.

  5. Help clean-up the activity site at the end of the day.

  6. The minimum commitment we ask of our volunteers for our Sierra Summer Sports program is 5 days (including the mandatory paddle training).

Please fill out an application on our website,

and/or email us at.

More opportunities with Achieve Tahoe

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About Achieve Tahoe


2680 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146, US

Mission Statement

Achieve Tahoe's mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health, confidence and independence.


Achieve Tahoe is seeking passionate individuals to assist individuals with disabilities participating in adaptive water skiing at Wake Island in North Sacramento. Volunteers will work directly with participants, helping them to find success in water skiing.


People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Community, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


15888 South Shore DriveTruckee, CA 96161



  • Equestrian
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Snow Sports
  • Water Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-6 days between June-August 2024. Programs operate Tuesday-Saturday, you can pick the dates
  • Must be comfortable/proficient in the activity that they are assisting.

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