The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Sports Medicine division provides volunteer opportunities for qualified sports medicine providers to support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence. This program offers volunteers the opportunity to support Team USA by working with USOPC staff members in providing an integrative, collaborative, multidisciplinary care approach for Team USA athletes. Volunteers must be qualified and selected individuals will provide their expertise within the USOPC Sports Medicine Team 1.

The USOPC operates three sports medicine clinics located at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Lake Placid, New York, plus the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Volunteers spend two weeks in one of these locations during a rotation. We have rotations available to physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and massage therapists.

The next round of rotations will go out to volunteers with completed applications in January 2020 and will cover available the dates from April to June, 2020.   

Applications are now online, to apply to become a volunteer service provider or to learn more about the requirements, please visit portal.teamusa.org. We are no longer accepting any paper applications.

For more information, please contact Julia Patterson at julia.patterson@usopc.org.

Volunteer Requirements:

Requirements for volunteer medical staff


*For active-duty military physicians: The USOPC is a non-federal, nonprofit corporation. Please be aware that fee-exempt federal DEA licenses are not portable for non-official non-federal use. A personally held DEA license should be used for any prescriptions written. Additionally, discuss with your local command regarding the appropriate duty status: typically, permissive TDY vs. leave. Consider speaking with your leadership regarding an off-duty employment agreement for this volunteer work.