The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Sports Medicine department 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 team members in providing an integrative, collaborative, multidisciplinary care approach for Team USA athletes. Volunteers must meet the requirements outlined below and once selected will have the opportunity to collaborate and work alongside the USOPC Sports Medicine Team.

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 working alongside clinic staff to provide medical care and sport coverage. We have rotations available to physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and massage therapists.

Applications are NOW OPEN, however with the ongoing restrictions around COVID-19, we currently only have a very limited number of rotations available for those within driving distance from a training center from areas with equal or lower COVID rates. Priority for rotations will be given to those volunteers who were canceled in 2020 but we encourage you to apply in order to get on the list for when more opportunities open up.

Click here to begin the application.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue work to keep Team USA athletes healthy while navigating these unprecedented times.

For more information, please contact Taryn Pennington at sportsmed@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.