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Winter volunteer registration is open! 

Registration Instructions 

  1. Browse job descriptions 
  2. Read the COVID-19 Winter 2022 Operations Plan and Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC)
  3. Register for programs under “Winter Programs”
  4. All volunteers are required to attend and complete a mix of in-person and virtual trainings. Register for all required trainings under “Trainings”

Want to know what you’ve signed up for? Use this form to check

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Outdoors for All requires that all staff, volunteers and participants who are eligible to be vaccinated to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete a COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form prior to participation in our program activities (Our COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form is included in our volunteer sign-up form). All Outdoors for All employees are already fully vaccinated. This policy is due to our continuing efforts to provide safe work and recreation environments during this evolving public healthcare crisis.

NOTE: A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA (e.g., Pfizer-BIONTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single-dose of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICIES AND REPORTING FORM

PARTICIPANT PROTECTION POLICIES

SPORT PROTECTION REPORTING FORM

Outdoors for All does not tolerate abuse or neglect of any kind, between any association of staff, volunteers, participants, family members, or caregivers. In Washington State, abuse or neglect is defined as the physical, sexual, or emotional injury of child (or vulnerable adult) by any person under circumstances which cause harm to the individual’s health, welfare, or safety; or the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child (or vulnerable adult) by a person responsible for or providing care to the child.

If there is suspected abuse or neglect, or a claim of abuse or neglect, taking place within an Outdoors for All program, or with a participant who is involved in an Outdoors for All program, Outdoors for All has a legal and ethical responsibility to report such suspensions or claims to the appropriate authorities and/or support investigations into
such claims of abuse or neglect.

During an investigation, Outdoors for All may limit the participation of individuals involved in the claim. Outdoors for All does not have an obligation to share the details of an investigation with those involved in the claim, to protect privacy and prevent retaliation of those involved.

Staff and volunteers complete yearly training on abuse and neglect prevention and
reporting practices within Washington State.

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

INSTRUCTOR

Position:

Downhill skiing and snowboarding (either stand or sit); Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (either recreational or touring)

Summary:

Teach children and adults with disabilities how to ski, snowboard, or snowshoe during our winter program 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 and prodeals
Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer) and prodeals

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 their 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 staff lead.
  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. Intermediate ability level or higher 
  3. Relevant certifications desirable (PSIA, AASI).
  4. Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, skill levels, and disabilities.
  5. Knowledge regarding people with disabilities and recreational activities.
  6. Leadership, communication, motivation, teaching, mentoring, and people skills.
  7. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations.
  8. 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 and prodeals
Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer) and prodeals

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 for 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 their 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 staff lead.
  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).
  12. There may be additional commitments outside of the Outdoors for All season

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: 14 years or older
  2. 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.
  3. Intermediate ability level or higher in the recreational activity.
  4. Relevant certifications desirable (PSIA, AASI).
  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 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 and prodeals
Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer) and prodeals

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 at least an intermediate level skier/rider and be able to ski/ride while carrying heavy equipment
  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.

DRIVER

Job Title: Van Driver

Job Summary: Drive participants using Outdoors for All vehicles from Outdoors for All office in Seattle to The Summit at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass        

Responsible to: Program Staff

Benefits:

  • Full Time: Eligible for discounted season pass and prodeals
    Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer) and prodeals

Responsibilities:

  1. Pick up necessary vehicle, equipment, and supplies.
  2. Check weather/road reports prior to departing to pick-up location, and be prepared for any conditions.
  3. Complete safety inspection of vehicle prior to departure and upon return.
  4. Arrive at pick-up location 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Depart within 10 minutes of scheduled departure.
  5. Obey and follow all State Laws and posted speed limits.
  6. Remain on schedule while ensuring a safe ride.
  7. Assist in loading and unloading of passengers.  
  8. Secure vehicle in appropriate parking location.   
  9. Deliver passengers to authorized drop-off locations only.
  10. Clean vehicle and return equipment, supplies and lost & found.
  11. Solve problems/issues during transit and report problems to Staff Lead
  12. Complete travel logs and other pertinent documentation of travels.
  13. There may be additional commitments outside of the Outdoors for All season

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: 21 years or older
  2. Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  3. Must pass a WSP background check
  4. Insurability.                                           
  5. Ability to facilitate a safe, fun, positive environment to Outdoors for All sponsored activities.
  6. Ability to work with a wide variety of people, disabilities, skill levels, and personalities.
  7. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations noted above.
  8. Have a positive attitude.
  9. Ability to handle anger, stress, and/or conflict in a positive fashion.
  10. First aid and CPR certification required.

Other Expectations:

  1. Complete required in-person and virtual trainings.
  2. Attendance and punctuality for all scheduled work.
  3. Ability to complete all volunteer responsibilities noted above.
  4. No use or working under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance(s).

VEHICLE CHAPERONE

Job Title: Vehicle Chaperone

Job Summary: To ensure that participants remain safe during transportation to Outdoors for All sponsored activities and to assist with emergencies should they occur. 

Responsible to: Program Staff

Benefits:

  • Full Time: Eligible for discounted season pass and prodeals
    Part Time: Daily lift ticket (for same day you volunteer) and prodeals

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise passengers at all times in transit, and at pick-up/drop-off points.
  2. Take attendance at each pick-up point
  3. Allow passengers to leave vehicle only when scheduled, or during an emergency.
  4. Keep passengers in vehicle until authorized Outdoors for All Program Staff or volunteers meet them.
  5. Maintain passenger safety including first aid service, if necessary.
  6. Ensure that passengers use restrooms prior to vehicle departure (when available)
  7. Report concerns/behavior problems/safety issue to Staff Lead in timely fashion. Using a cell phone, maintain communication with Program Staff
  8. Using a cell phone, maintain communication with participants/parents/caregivers/group home staff, if arrival at drop-off points is more than 15 minutes behind schedule.
  9. Complete incident reports as required and submit to Outdoors for All office in a timely fashion.
  10. After vehicles are empty, remove all garbage and lost & found items.

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: 21 years or older
  2. Ability to facilitate a safe, fun, positive environment to Outdoors for All sponsored activities.
  3. Ability to work with a wide variety of people, disabilities, skill levels, and personalities.
  4. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations noted above.
  5. Have a positive attitude.
  6. Ability to handle anger, stress, and/or conflict in a positive fashion.
  7. First aid and CPR certification required.

Other Expectations:

  1. Complete required in-person and virtual trainings.
  2. Attendance and punctuality for all scheduled work.
  3. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations noted above.
  4. No use or working under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance(s).

LODGE ASSISTANT

Job Title: Lodge Assistant

Job Summary: Serves as an office assistant for Outdoors for All staff, volunteers and participants at various mountain operation locations.

Responsible to: Program Staff

Benefits:

  • Full-time volunteers: eligible for discounted season pass and prodeals
  • Part-Time volunteers: will receive a lift ticket for each day of volunteering and prodeals

Responsibilities:

  1. Respond to phone calls from bus chaperones.
  2. Take attendance and pass out lift tickets.
  3. Conduct Emergency Procedures when required. Complete incident reports when necessary.
  4. Participate in pre-activity meeting with assigned Lead Volunteer.
  5. When needed, supervise participants during lunch or breaks.
  6. Assist with the cleanliness and uptake of mountain facilities.
  7. Respond to needs of staff, volunteers and participants as they arise.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Age requirement: Must be 18 years or older  
  2. Knowledge regarding working with people with disabilities. 
  3. Ability to facilitate a safe, fun, positive environment for Outdoors for All sponsored activities.
  4. Ability to work with a wide variety of people, disabilities, skill levels, and personalities.
  5. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations noted above.
  6. Have a positive attitude.
  7. Ability to handle anger, stress, and/or conflict in a positive fashion.

Other Expectations:

  1. Complete required in-person and virtual trainings.
  2. Attendance and punctuality for all scheduled work. Arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to lesson commencement.
  3. No use or working under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance(s).
  4. First aid and CPR certification desired

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Job Title: Equipment Manager

Job Summary: Serves as an equipment resource for volunteers. Provides equipment that best meets participants’ needs.

Responsible to: Program Staff

Benefits:

  • Full-time volunteers: eligible for discounted season pass and prodeals
  • Part-Time volunteers: will receive a lift ticket for each day of volunteering and prodeals

Responsibilities:

  1. Pull equipment and support instructors in meeting participant equipment needs (i.e. boots, skis, poles, adaptations).
  2. Conduct pre-season organization and evaluation of equipment status.
  3. Coordinate the repair and maintenance of equipment as needed.
  4. Maintain safety of equipment.
  5. Monitor the availability of specialized equipment.
  6. Coordinate daily organization and dispersal of equipment.
  7. Monitor the return and function of equipment.
  8. Ensure proper storage of equipment.
  9. Adjust bindings and make minor on-site repairs as needed.
  10. Conduct post-season evaluation and organization of equipment.   

Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of either downhill ski and snowboard or cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment, including boots, skis, poles and adaptive equipment.
  2. Knowledge regarding working with people with disabilities. 
  3. Ability to facilitate a safe, fun, positive environment to Outdoors for All sponsored activities.
  4. Ability to work with a wide variety of people, disabilities, skill levels, and personalities.
  5. Ability to commit to all responsibilities and expectations noted above.
  6. Have a positive attitude.
  7. Ability to handle anger, stress, and/or conflict in a positive fashion.

Other Expectations:

  1. Complete required in-person and virtual trainings.
  2. Attendance and punctuality for all scheduled work.  Arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior to lesson commencement.
  3. Remain current on disability knowledge and adaptive techniques.
  4. No use or working under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance(s).
  5. First aid and CPR certification desired

 

WINTER PROGRAMS

STEVENS PASS DOWNHILL SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Stevens Saturdays  

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates*: 

  • January 8
  • January 22
  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 26
  • March 5
  • March 12

*program dates subject to change

Volunteer Times:

Instructors: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Drivers/Chaperones: 5:30 AM – 5:30 PM (12 hour shifts)

Equipment Managers/Lodge Assistant: 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)
  • Driver (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Vehicle Chaperone (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Equipment Manager (Full Time)
  • Lodge Assistant (Full Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

Stevens Sundays 

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates*: 

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 27
  • March 6
  • March 13

*program dates subject to change

Volunteer Times:

Instructors: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Equipment Managers/Lodge Assistant: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Drivers/Chaperones: 5:30 AM – 5:30 PM (12 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)
  • Driver (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Vehicle Chaperone (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Equipment Manager (Full Time)
  • Lodge Assistant (Full Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

SUMMIT DOWNHILL SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Summit Fridays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

  • January 7
  • January 14
  • January 21
  • January 28
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 18

Volunteer Times:

Instructors: 3:30 PM – 9 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Equipment Managers/Lodge Assistant: 3:30 PM – 9 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Drivers/Chaperones: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM (12 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)
  • Driver (Full Time and Part Time)*
  • Vehicle Chaperone (Full Time and Part Time)*
  • Equipment Manager (Full Time)
  • Lodge Assistant (Full Time)

*Volunteer needs for this role are contingent on participant enrollment. There is a possibility we may cancel these roles.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

Summit Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Instructors: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Equipment Managers/Lodge Assistant: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Chaperones: 5:30 AM – 5:30 PM (12 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Instructor – Ski, Stand Lesson (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Instructor – Snowboard, Stand Lesson (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Vehicle Chaperone (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Equipment Manager (Full Time)
  • Lodge Assistant (Full Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

Summit Sundays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Instructors: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Equipment Managers/Lodge Assistant: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts).

Chaperones: 5:30 AM – 5:30 PM (12 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)
  • Vehicle Chaperone (Full Time and Part Time)
  • Equipment Manager (Full Time)
  • Lodge Assistant (Full Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

SUMMIT SKIHAWKS

Summit Skihawks Wednesdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26
  • February 2
  • February 9
  • February 16 
  • February 23

Volunteer Times:

Race Coaches: 5:30 PM – 8 PM (2.5 hour shifts)

Race Crew: 5:30 PM – 8 PM (2.5 hour shifts). Race Course will not be set on January 12th. Race Crew volunteers may not be needed that day. 

Equipment Managers: 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 complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

Summit Skihawks Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Race Coaches: 8:30 AM – 2 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Race Crew: 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 complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

Summit Skihawks Nordic Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Nordic Coaches: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

Summit Skihawks Snowshoe Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Race Coach – Snowshoeing: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

SUMMIT NORDIC SKIING

Summit Nordic Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Nordic Instructors: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Equipment Managers and Lodge Assistants: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Nordic Instructor (Rec) – Full Time and Part-Time
  • Nordic Instructor (Touring) – Full Time and Part-Time
  • Equipment Manager (Full Time)
  • Lodge Assistant (Full Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

 

Summit Skihawks Nordic Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Nordic Coaches: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

SUMMIT SNOWSHOEING

 

Summit Snowshoe Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Snowshoe Instructor: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

  • Snowshoe Instructor (Full Time or Part Time)

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

 

Summit Skihawks Snowshoe Saturdays

SIGN-UP LINK

Program Dates:

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

Volunteer Times:

Race Coach – Snowshoeing: 8:45 AM – 2:15 PM (5.5 hour shifts)

Volunteer Positions:

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

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must complete required on-mountain and virtual trainings

*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.

FAQ

What is your COVID-19 Vaccination Policy?

Outdoors for All requires that all staff, volunteers and participants who are eligible to be vaccinated to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete a COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form prior to participation in our program activities (Our COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation form is included in our volunteer sign-up form). All Outdoors for All employees are already fully vaccinated. This policy is due to our continuing efforts to provide safe work and recreation environments during this evolving public healthcare crisis.

NOTE: A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA (e.g., Pfizer-BIONTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single-dose of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the FDA (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

 

What are your other COVID-19 Policies and Procedures?

Please read through our COVID-19 Winter Operations Plan and our  Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC). If you have any questions after reading this document, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org

 

What if I can’t attend all required trainings?

Please indicate which days you will miss on your registration form and also email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org. You must make-up all missed trainings during the season by attending in-season clinics. More info about in-season clinics coming soon. 

 

What if I miss a day of volunteering?

You must make up missed volunteer days by either volunteering for a Custom Event or another program day. Failure to do so may result in you being charged full price for a season’s pass if you purchased a discounted one. 

 

How can I get a discounted seasons pass to The Summit at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass? 

All full-time volunteers who commit to all 7 program days are eligible for a discounted seasons pass at the mountain they volunteer at. In addition, full-time instructors must complete ALL virtual trainings. Instructions on how to purchase a discounted seasons pass will be sent to full-time volunteers. Full-time volunteers are not required to purchase a seasons pass. 

Summit at Snoqualmie: $149 

Stevens Pass: $231 

 

How do I receive pro deals? 

Full time and part-time volunteers who commit to this Winter season are eligible for prodeals through ExpertVoice. 

Please follow these instructions. 

 

Which trainings do I need to take? 

All volunteers are required to attend a mix of in-person and virtual trainings. Register for all required trainings under “Required Trainings”.

Your training pathway will vary depending on your volunteer role and how long you have been volunteering. For example, a 3rd+ year downhill ski volunteer needs to complete just 1 day of on-mountain training in addition to a handful of virtual trainings. 

Please make sure to browse through both “IN-PERSON” and “VIRTUAL” dropdown menus. If you are having trouble understanding which trainings you must complete please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

 

Are you accepting new volunteers? 

Yes! We are so excited to connect with new volunteers again and look forward to seeing several new faces while sliding on the snow.  

 

If I am an instructor, do I need to provide my own transportation to the mountain?

Yes, you must provide your own transportation. Outdoors for All does not provide volunteer transportation or coordinate carpool rides.

 

Are there other ways to get involved? 

Absolutely! If Winter sports aren’t your thing, but still want to volunteer this Winter please let us know by emailing volunteer@outdoorsforall.org. Also, check back to this page frequently to see what new opportunities we have. 


 

TRAININGS

All volunteers are required to attend and complete a mix of in-person and virtual trainings. Use the dropdown menus below to register for the correct trainings. If you are unsure what to register for, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

IN-PERSON 

NEW VOLUNTEERS - DOWNHILL

On-Mountain Training

(choose the sign-up link corresponding to the program you will volunteer for)

When: December 4, 5, 11, and 12

Where: December 4th and 5th will be at The Summit at Snoqualmie. December 11th and 12th will either be at The Summit at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass based on the program you are volunteering at.

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM each day

Requirement: All 4 days of on-mountain training. If you are not able to attend a training, we can provide alternative days. Please contact volunteer@outdoorsforall.org 

Sign-up Links:

Summit at Snoqualmie Volunteers

Stevens Pass Volunteers

Skihawks Volunteers

 

New Volunteer Dryland Training

The training has passed. Please review the recorded training here.

Tune into our virtual dryland training. We will be delivering the same information as in the in person training but in a slightly condensed version that reduces the interactive learning components of the in person. This is ideal for volunteers who, for logistical or personal reasons, are not able or comfortable with attending the in person dryland training. Looking forward to providing you with the information you need to be successful this winter!

2ND YEAR VOLUNTEERS - DOWNHILL

On-Mountain Training

(choose the sign-up link corresponding to the program you will volunteer for)

When: December 11, and 12

Where: The Summit at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass based on the program you are volunteering at.

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM each day

Requirement: 2 days of on-mountain training. If you are not able to attend a training, we can provide alternative days. Please contact volunteer@outdoorsforall.org. 

Sign-up Links:

The Summit at Snoqualmie Volunteers

Stevens Pass Volunteers

Skihawks Volunteers

3rd+ YEAR VOLUNTEERS - DOWNHILL

Clinic Descriptions 

Stand Ski Instructors choose two (2) among Teaching Children, Beginner/Intermediate Stand Progressions, Stand Adaptations and Equipment, and VI Guiding

Sit Ski Instructors (Ski and Snowboard) choose two (2) among Sit Ski Tethering, Bi-Ski Teaching Progressions, Mono-Ski Teaching Progressions, and Tempo Duo Tessier Sit Ski

Stand Snowboard Instructors choose two (2) among Beginner/Intermediate Stand Progressions, Stand Adaptations and Equipment, VI Guiding, and Teaching Children

Skihawks Instructors choose between December 11th for your full day or December 12th for your full day at the bottom

When: December 11 or 12

Where: The Summit at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass based on the program you are volunteering at.

Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM each day

Requirements: 1 day of on-mountain training. Register for an AM and PM clinic on the same day. If you are not able to attend a training, we can provide alternative days. Please contact volunteer@outdoorsforall.org. 

Clinics and Sign-Up Links:

SUMMIT AT SNOQUALMIE VOLUNTEERS (NOT SKIHAWKS)

Clinic Descriptions 

December 11

December 12

AM

SIGN-UP HERE

PM

SIGN-UP HERE

AM

SIGN-UP HERE

PM

SIGN-UP HERE

Beginner/Intermediate Stand Progressions

Mono-Ski Teaching Progressions

Beginner/Intermediate Stand Progressions

Bi Ski Teaching

Bi-Ski Teaching Progressions

Sit Ski Tethering

Bi-Ski Teaching Progressions

Mono-Ski Teaching

Sit Ski Tethering

Stand Adaptations and Equipment

Sit Ski Tethering

Stand Adaptations and Equipment

Teaching Children

Visual Impairment Guiding

Teaching Children

Tempo Duo Tessier Sit Ski

STEVENS PASS VOLUNTEERS

Clinic Descriptions 

December 11

December 12

AM

SIGN-UP HERE

PM

SIGN-UP HERE

AM

SIGN-UP HERE

PM

SIGN-UP HERE

Beginner/Intermediate Stand Progressions

Mono-Ski Teaching Progressions

Beginner/Intermediate Stand Progressions

Bi Ski Teaching

Bi-Ski Teaching Progressions

Sit Ski Tethering

Bi-Ski Teaching Progressions

Mono-Ski Teaching

Sit Ski Tethering

Stand Adaptations and Equipment

Sit Ski Tethering

Stand Adaptations and Equipment

Teaching Children

Visual Impairment Guiding

Teaching Children

Tempo Duo Tessier Sit Ski

SKIHAWKS VOLUNTEERS

December 11

December 12

NORDIC SKI AND SNOWSHOEING

On-Mountain Training

Requirement: New Nordic ski volunteers must complete 2 days on-mountain AND new volunteer dryland training. Returning Nordic ski returning volunteers must complete 1 day on December 12th. All snowshoe volunteers must complete 1 day on December 12th. 

When: December 11th and 12th

Where: The Summit at Snoqualmie

Time: 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM

Sign-Up Links:

New Nordic Ski Volunteers – December 11th and 12th

Returning Nordic Ski Volunteers – December 12th

Snowshoe Volunteers – December 12th

 

New Volunteer Dryland Training

The training has passed. Please review the recorded training here.

Tune into our virtual dryland training. We will be delivering the same information as in the in person training but in a slightly condensed version that reduces the interactive learning components of the in person. This is ideal for volunteers who, for logistical or personal reasons, are not able or comfortable with attending the in person dryland training. Looking forward to providing you with the information you need to be successful this winter!

SKIHAWKS RACE CREW TRAINING

On-Mountain Training

When: January 8th, 2022

Where: The Summit at Snoqualmie

Time: 8:30 AM – 12PM

Sign-Up Link:

January 8th

 

Virtual Zoom Training

When: December 9th

Time: 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Description: We will go over policies and procedures and answer any questions you may have about this season. The meeting will be recorded for volunteers who cannot attend.

Zoom Registration Link

DRIVERS, CHAPERONES, EQUIPMENT MANAGERS, AND LODGE ASSISTANTS

Drivers/Chaperones (Pick 1 in registration)

SIGN-UP HERE

When:

November 20th from 10 AM – 1 PM

December 2nd 5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Outdoors for All office in Magnuson Park (6344 NE 74th St. Suite 102, Seattle WA 98115)

 

Equipment Managers

SIGN-UP HERE

When: December 9th 5 PM – 8 PM

Where: Outdoors for All office in Magnuson Park (6344 NE 74th St. Suite 102, Seattle WA 98115)

 

Lodge Assistants

You will receive training on the first day of your program.

 

VIRTUAL

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE IN ADAPTIVE SPORTS INSTRUCTION

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Sign-up here!

When: December 7th 

Where: Zoom (virtual)

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

Cost: Free

About the educator:

Christine is dually certified as a trauma professional by Florida State University and the International Association of Trauma Professionals, and is and a member of the PACEs Connection’s Speakers and Trainers Bureau. She has built a career in the human services field, with a focus on justice systems and family services policy. Through this work, she developed an in-depth understanding of trauma, its possible effects, and what can be done to change the story.

About the training:

Studies indicate that a significant portion of the population have experienced harmful or life-threatening events which have impacted their everyday functioning or well-being. Research further shows that individuals living with a disability are even more at risk for having experienced such trauma in their lives than the rest of the population. There is good news: resilience, a person’s ability to overcome serious hardship, can be grown over time.

Designed to address the increased impact of trauma our society is facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this live webinar will help you support athletes and build the types of relationships that strengthen their resilience throughout life’s challenges.  This training will introduce the topic of trauma-informed care in adaptive sports instruction, including:

  • An explanation of what trauma is and why it matters in relation to adaptive sports instruction;
  • An overview of the effects of trauma and how it can present; and
  • Concrete tools to help adaptive instructors:
    • avoid the re-traumatization of athletes;
    • help athletes regulate their emotions and build resilience; and
    • de-escalate situations when necessary

ADDITIONAL DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING

Learn more about common disabilities, and how to improve adaptive lessons! 

Disability Awareness – Continued Education 

Modules

Amputations 

Cerebral Palsy

Intellectual Disability

Down Syndrome

ADD/ADHD

Autism Spectrum

Traumatic Brain Injury

Stroke

Seizure Disorder

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Visual Impairment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Spinal Cord Injury

Spina Bifida

Multiple Sclerosis 

Muscular Dystrophy 

PSIA ALPINE LEVEL 1

Outdoors for All is offering clinics in-house and an in-house exam for volunteers to pursue their Level 1 PSIA certification. The training will be open to 8 participants. Selection will be based on a short application process and selected by Outdoors for All staff.

To apply, please submit our online application form.

All of the information regarding PSIA Certification can be found here: https://www.psia-nw.org/education/alpine/.  This checklist is to help you navigate and track towards the exam process through clinics and teaching with Outdoors for All.  Please ensure that you have adequate time to complete these steps taking into consideration your timeline and exam date.

EXAM CHECKLIST

  • JOIN PSIA / AASI – BECOME A MEMBER (Member fees: $121 / year)

Online at:  https://www.psia-nw.org/membership/new-member/

 

  • ATTEND ALL IN-SEASON TRAININGS (*If you cannot attend all training clinics please inquire about a divisional exam)
    • TRAINING DATES: January 12th, 26th, Feb 2nd, and Feb 9th (and a makeup day of Feb 16th) from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
    • EXAM DATE: TBD 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (High probability of March 19th at the Summit at Snoqualmie)
  • COMPLETE THE E-LEARNING COURSE – Free:
    • Must be done 2 weeks prior to the on-snow exam.
    • Link will be emailed out to individuals taking the exam
  • PASS THE ONLINE PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE EXAM – $10.00
  • Level 1 MUST be completed 2 Weeks Prior to Exam Registration
  • Link will be emailed out to individuals taking the exam

MANUALS NEEDED FOR ONLINE EXAM:

Alpine Level 1 – Alpine Technical Manual & Core Concepts / Teaching Snowsports

*Some manuals are available at the Outdoors for All office to borrow or make copies.

 

  • SUBMIT ONLINE TEST RESULTS TO OUTDOORS FOR ALL TRAINER/EXAMINER
  • Email John Stevenson (email address below)
  • REGISTER FOR ON SNOW EXAM (2 weeks prior to exam) – $35.00

 

Important Dates

December 14th – Applications close

December 17th – Decisions made and notification sent to accepted volunteers

January 12th – First day of training. We will have 4 weeks of training with a bye week on Jan 19th

March 19th – Tentative Exam Date

 

QUESTION CONTACT INFO

PSIA / AASI: PSIA-NW Membership Services – (206) 244-8541 – info@psia-nw.org

EXAMINER & TRAINER: John Stevenson johnericstevenson@gmail.com

Outdoors for All Training Coordinator: Tisha Achorn tishaa@outdoorsforall.org

PSIA ADAPTIVE LEVEL 1

Outdoors for All is encouraging volunteer instructors to pursue their PSIA Adaptive Level 1 certification this winter. We will be offering some clinics on Wednesday evening at the Summit at Snoqualmie to help volunteers prepare for this. The training will be open to 8 participants.

To apply, please submit our online application form.

Applications will close November 22nd

All of the information regarding PSIA Certification can be found here: https://www.psia-nw.org/education/adaptive/. For exam purposes, PSIA-NW divides disability diagnosis into three (3) specialty categories, or “modules”. For the Level I Adaptive Alpine exam, the candidate must pass one of the three modules at Level I to achieve the Level I certification. The module categories for Level I Adaptive Alpine exams are:

  • VI/Cog – Vision-related diagnoses and intellectual/cognitive-related diagnoses.

Candidates are expected to teach stand-up skiers through the Beginner/Novice Zone. Candidates are expected to tether a stand-up skier using tethers attached to the ski tips through the Beginner/Novice Zone. Candidates will be tested on guiding a visually impaired student on green or easy blue trails.

  • Mono/Bi – Sit down skiers

Candidates are expected to teach mono-ski and bi-ski students (fixed and handheld outriggers) through the Beginner/Novice Zone. Candidates are expected to tether a bi-ski with fixed outriggers on groomed green terrain. Candidates are not expected to ski independently, or to independently load the chairlift, in any of the sit down equipment.

  • Three-Track/Four-Track/Slider – Three-track, four-track and Slider skiers

This year Outdoors for All is hoping to help volunteer pursue either the VI/Cog or Mono/Bi exam.

 

EXAM CHECKLIST: This below checklist is to help you navigate and track towards the exam process through clinics and teaching with Outdoors for All.  Please ensure that you have adequate time to complete these steps taking into consideration your timeline and exam date.

  • PREREQUISITE:
    • Must have your Alpine Level 1 certification before attending the Adaptive Level 1 exam
  • ATTEND IN-SEASON TRAININGS
    • TRAINING DATES: Wednesday evenings at the Summit from 7-9pm.  
    • EXAM DATE:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Date TBD but most likely on a weekend in March at the Summit at Snoqualmie)
  • PASS THE ONLINE WRITTEN EXAM: $10.00
    • To sign-up for the online written exam, visit the Events Calendar and click on Online Exams.
    • After registration, you will receive a link to take your online written exam. You must successfully complete (75% or higher) the online written exam one month (30 days) prior to taking any on snow module
  • DEVELOPMENT LOG:
    • Candidates for Level I Adaptive Alpine must complete a Development Log (found on the adaptive certification page) prior to the on snow exam.

ADAPTIVE RECOMMEND RESOURCES:

*Some manuals are available at the Outdoors for All office to borrow or make copies.

For more information, contact:

Tisha Achorn, Outdoors for All coordinator, at tishaa@outdoorsforall.org

 

CUSTOM EVENTS

There are no Custom Event volunteer opportunities at this time. 

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

SEAHAWKS SPIRIT OF 12 GAME VS. DETROIT LIONS - JANUARY 2

Come join us on January 2nd as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Detroit Lions! Outdoors for All will be distributing game day programs. All proceeds go to Outdoors for All, and the Paul G. Allen Foundation will provide a 100% match! 

All volunteers age 12 and over will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry at Lumen Field. In lieu of vaccination verification, fans may also present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to kickoff. 

When: January 2nd  

Time:  Two shifts:

1st shift: 9:15 AM – start of game (1:05 PM)

2nd shift: 10:15 AM – midway through second quarter 

Please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org with your preferred shift time.

Responsibilities: Volunteers will distribute game day programs to fans for a suggested donation of $5. Volunteers are stationed at different “carts” throughout the stadium (Touchdown City, Main Concourse Plaza Level, and Field Plaza Level).

Parking/Tickets: Volunteers will not receive game tickets or parking passes. However, volunteers are allowed to stay for the game and watch in standing room areas.

Parking around Lumen Field and Event Center is very limited. The parking lots surrounding Lumen Field will open three hours prior to game start times. These are the North Lot, Lumen Field Event Center Garage, WOSCO Lot, and Union Station Garage.

Sign-up Link: January 2nd 

Groups: If you are volunteering with a corporate/organizational group OR if you are volunteering with friends/family members, please fill out this form. 

 

OTHER ROLES 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Outdoors for All is always looking for skilled photographers to capture the experiences of our participants. This is a need across all seasons for several programs. If you are interested in supporting us in this capacity, please email volunteer@outdoorsforall.org

 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Submit a volunteer spotlight today!

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. We want to acknowledge the commitment they make to the mission of Outdoors for All. Volunteer spotlights are highlighted in our Enews and social media pages.