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VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Winter Volunteer Registration is open! Please follow these steps to register. For questions, email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org:
  1. Read through our Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC). By signing up as a Winter volunteer you are agreeing that you meet the EEC.
  2. Sign-up for a volunteer position under the “Winter Programs” header.
  3. Sign-up for On-Mountain Training under the header “Volunteer Training.”
    *Virtual trainings will be required for all volunteers. More information regarding virtual trainings will be available soon. 
**We are only accepting returning volunteers this season. New volunteers who are interested in our Winter programs please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org
***Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th. 

 

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JOB DESCRIPTIONS

INSTRUCTOR
Position: Downhill skiing and snowboarding (either stand or sit); Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (either recreational or touring; touring is open to return instructors only)
Summary: Assist children and adults with disabilities during winter series
Responsible to: Designated Lead Volunteer(s) and Program Staff
Locations: Summit at Snoqualmie OR Stevens Pass (no cross-country skiing or snowshoeing at Stevens Pass)
Commitment: Full Time (7-week series) or Part Time (minimum of 3 program days)
Benefits: Full Time: Eligible for discounted season pass
Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer)

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a safe, fun, positive and informative learning experience for Outdoors for All participants.
  2. Complete participant progress reports and make recommendations to participant’s performance.
  3. For instructional activities, utilize a lesson plan or outline.
  4. Work with participants to set goals for the season and for each lesson; support the participant to achieve his/her goal(s).
  5. Conduct and follow emergency procedures when required.
  6. Complete incident reports when necessary.
  7. Participate in pre-activity meeting with assigned Lead Volunteer or Program Staff.
  8. Report absent participant(s) to Lead Volunteer.
  9. Assist with recruiting and retaining other volunteers and participants.
  10. Ensure participants unload and load to their assigned bus/van.
  11. Participate in a minimum of two in-season clinics (strongly encouraged).

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: 14 years or older
  2. Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer 
  3. Intermediate ability level or higher in the recreational activity.
  4. Relevant certifications desirable (PSIA, AASI, USSA).
  5. Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and disabilities.
  6. Knowledge regarding people with disabilities and recreational activities.
  7. Leadership, communication, motivation, teaching, mentoring, and people skills.
  8. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations.
  9. Have a positive attitude

SKIHAWKS RACE COACH

Position: Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding (Stand only), and Cross-Country Skiing
Summary: Coach participants with disabilities during SKIHAWKS programs
Responsible to: Program Staff
Locations: Summit at Snoqualmie (Wednesday Nights or Saturdays)
Commitment: Full Time (7-week series) or Part Time (minimum of 3 program days)
Benefits: Full Time: Eligible for discounted season pass
Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer)

About:

SKIHAWKS is a Special Olympics racing team that provides training and racing opportunities for athletes with developmental or intellectual disabilities. SKIHAWKS coaches assist with winter sports training and competitions, which enhances athletes’ lives by building self-esteem, confidence and independence.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a safe, fun, positive and informative learning experience for participants.
  2. Complete participant progress reports and make recommendations to participant’s performance.
  3. For instructional activities, utilize a lesson plan or outline.
  4. Coach participants to set goals for the season and for each lesson; support the participant to achieve his/her racing goal(s).
  5. Conduct and follow emergency procedures when required.
  6. Complete incident reports when necessary.
  7. Participate in pre-activity meeting with assigned Lead Volunteer or Program Staff.
  8. Report absent participant(s) to Lead Volunteer.
  9. Assist with recruiting and retaining other volunteers and participants.
  10. Ensure participants unload and load to their assigned bus/van.
  11. Participate in a minimum of two in-season clinics (strongly encouraged).

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: 14 years or older
  2. Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer 
  3. Must be in your second year or more of volunteering in Outdoors for All Winter programs for Wednesday nights only. Saturdays downhill and Nordic can be first year.
  4. Intermediate ability level or higher in the recreational activity.
  5. Relevant certifications desirable (PSIA, AASI, USSA).
  6. Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and disabilities.
  7. Knowledge regarding people with disabilities and recreational activities.
  8. Leadership, communication, motivation, teaching, mentoring, and people skills.
  9. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations.
  10. Have a positive attitude.

SKIHAWKS RACE CREW

Position: SKIHAWKS Race Crew
Summary: Assist set up and break down of SKIHAWKS programs
Responsible to: Program Staff
Locations: Summit at Snoqualmie (Wednesday Nights or Saturdays)
Commitment: Full Time (7-week series) or Part Time (minimum of 3 program days)
Benefits: Full Time: Eligible for discounted season pass
Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer)

About:

SKIHAWKS is a Special Olympics racing team that provides training and racing opportunities for athletes with developmental or intellectual disabilities. SKIHAWKS coaches (downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country ski) assist with winter sports training and competitions, which enhances athletes’ lives by building self-esteem, confidence and independence.

Responsibilities:

  1. Duties include hauling gates, banners and drills, shoveling, helping set and maintain the course and safety banner, and breaking down the course at the end of the day.

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: 14 years or older for Crew
  2. Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer 
  3. Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and disabilities.
  4. Knowledge regarding people with disabilities and recreational activities.
  5. Leadership, communication, motivation, teaching, mentoring, and people skills.
  6. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations.
  7. Have a positive attitude.

WINTER PROGRAMS

STEVENS PASS DOWNHILL SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Stevens Sundays 

Sign-up here

Program Dates (Dates are not finalized and are subject to change): 

  • January 10
  • January 24¬†
  • January 31
  • February 21
  • February 28
  • March 7
  • March 14

Volunteer Times: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Instructor – Ski or Snowboard, Sit Lesson (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Instructor – Ski, Stand Lesson (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Instructor – Snowboard, Stand Lesson (Full Time and Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

SUMMIT DOWNHILL SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Summit Fridays

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 8
  • January 15
  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 12
  • February 19

Volunteer Times: 5:30 PM – 8 PM (2.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Instructor – Ski or Snowboard, Sit Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Instructor – Ski, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Instructor – Snowboard, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

Summit Saturdays

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20

Volunteer Times: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Instructor – Ski or Snowboard, Sit Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Instructor – Ski, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Instructor – Snowboard, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

SUMMIT SKIHAWKS

Summit Skihawks Wednesdays

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 13
  • January 20
  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 10
  • February 17¬†
  • February 24

Volunteer Times: 5:30 PM – 8 PM (2.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Race Coach – Ski, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Race Coach – Snowboard, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Race Crew – (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

Summit Skihawks Saturdays

Skihawks Race Coaches must be able and willing to teach rec (non-Skihawk) participants if necessary to fill program needs.  

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20

Volunteer Times: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Race Coach – Ski, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Race Coach – Snowboard, Stand Lesson (Full Time or Part Time)
  • Race Crew – (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

Summit Skihawks Nordic Saturdays

Skihawks Race Coaches must be able and willing to teach rec (non-Skihawk) participants if necessary to fill program needs.  

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20¬†

Volunteer Times: 9:30 AM – 1 PM (3.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Race Coach – Nordic Ski (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

Summit Skihawks Snowshoe Saturdays

Skihawks Race Coaches must be able and willing to teach rec (non-Skihawk) participants if necessary to fill program needs.  

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20

Volunteer Times: 9:30 AM – 1 PM (3.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Race Coach – Snowshoeing (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

SUMMIT NORDIC SKIING

Summit Nordic Saturdays

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20

Volunteer Times: 9:30 AM – 1 PM (3.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Instructor – Nordic Ski (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

SUMMIT SNOWSHOEING

Summit Snowshoe Saturdays

Sign-up here

Program Dates:

  • January 9
  • January 16
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20

Volunteer Times: 9:30 AM – 1 PM (3.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Instructor – Snowshoeing (Full Time or Part Time)¬†

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be a returning Winter Outdoors for All volunteer
  • Must complete required training (see Volunteer Training section near the bottom of this page).¬†

*Full time volunteers must commit to all sessions. Part time volunteers must commit to at least 3 sessions, and must indicate program dates they are not available in the sign-up form. Part-time volunteers will be automatically waitlisted to control capacity. We will notify part-time volunteers of their final status by November 16th.

FAQ

What is the Essential Eligibility Criteria?

The Essential Eligibility Criteria are the minimum entry standards for all staff, volunteers, and participants to join Outdoors for All programs while our community is still impacted by COVID-19. We recognize that these policies may prevent or limit the participation of some past and nearly all new participants & volunteers. These standards align with State and Federal public health policies regarding social distancing, mask wearing, and group size limitations. 

Will instructors ride the chair lift with participants?

Yes, instructors will ride the chair lift with their student. As much social distancing as possible will be maintained. Instructors will assist with adaptive equipment, such as harnesses and sit skis when needed. Both Stevens Pass and the Summit at Snoqualmie have reduced chair lift capacity to maintain better social distancing.

Will there be transportation for volunteers or participants?

No, volunteers and participants must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the mountain.

Are volunteers discouraged from carpooling together?

Outdoors for All does not have a policy regarding volunteer or participant carpools outside of Outdoors for All programming. We recommend using your best judgement and consider your personal transportation when registering to volunteer.

Will volunteers receive a discounted season pass?

Yes, both mountains have confirmed discounted season passes will be availability for full-time volunteers. We anticipate the same pricing as last year (Summit Р$90 for L-T-D; Stevens Р$209). How to access seasons passes will be communicated to full-time volunteers as soon as we know. 

Summit full time instructors (7+ full days of instruction) qualify for a discounted instructor pass valid ONLY at Snoqualmie Pass. This is NOT an Icon pass and does not include Alpental on weekends.

Stevens Pass full time instructors (7+ full days of instruction) qualify for a discounted instructor season pass valid ONLY at Stevens Pass. This is NOT an Epic pass.

Daily lift tickets (only valid on day of programs) are available at no charge for instructors that choose not to purchase a discounted season pass.

What about Winter volunteer training?

Winter volunteer training will include pre-recorded material, virtual live clinics, and one day of on-mountain training. You can sign-up for on-mountain training at this time. Information on virtual training will be available soon. 

What volunteer positions will be available?

  • Instructors (Sit, Stand, Snowboard, Nordic, Snowshoe)
  • Skihawks Race Coach (Stand, Snowboard, Nordic, Snowshoe)
  • Skihawks Race Crew¬†

What is the program schedule?

Program dates are listed under each drop-down menu.

I am a new volunteer. Can I volunteer this Winter?

New volunteers must be approved by the Program Director in order to volunteer for Winter programs. Please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org if you are interested.


VOLUNTEER TRAINING

2nd Year Volunteers - Required

2nd year volunteers are required to attend a full day of on-mountain training. The morning session will consist of a skills assessment, skier/rider improvement, teaching scenarios, and chairlift procedures. You will choose your afternoon clinic.

Please choose one clinic below for your afternoon on-mountain clinic. This year you have clinic options. Choose a clinic that interests you and/or improves the type of lesson you typically teach. Skihawks race coaches, please choose the “Skihawks Race Training” clinic. The clinic you choose below will determine which general morning clinic you’ll be placed in.¬†

*If you are a sit-instructor and will NOT sign-up for a tethering clinic, you must arrange a time for a clinician to view your tethering skills. Email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org if this is the case.

Location: The Summit at Snoqualmie 

3rd+ Year Volunteers - Required

3rd year volunteers are required to attend a half-day of on-mountain training. Clinics will be offered in the afternoon. This year you have clinic options. Choose a clinic that interests you and/or improves the type of lesson you typically teach. Skihawks race coaches, please choose the Skihawks Race Training clinic.

*If you are a sit-instructor and will NOT sign-up for a tethering clinic, you must arrange a time for a clinician to view your tethering skills. Email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org if this is the case.

Please choose one clinic below for your afternoon on-mountain clinic.

Location: The Summit at Snoqualmie 

Nordic and Snowshoe - Required

Please check back for details regarding Nordic and Snowshoe training. 

Virtual Training - Required

All volunteers are required to complete a mix of self-paced, quiz-based trainings as well as virtual live (Zoom) trainings. More information will be communicated soon via email and on this page.