WINTER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Our winter season is one of our longest running programs and one of our most popular volunteer opportunities. Click on the activities of your choice below for more information about winter volunteer opportunities, requirements, and training dates. If you have any questions, please consult our Winter Volunteer FAQ or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rachael DeGraffenried, at volunteer@outdoorsforall.org or 206.838.6030 x200.

Registration to volunteer for the seven week series opens October 2nd. Please visit our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities page to sign up on October 2nd.


DOWNHILL SKIING

Adaptive Alpine Skiing

Downhill ski Instructors provide a safe, fun and positive learning experience for Outdoors for All’s program participants. As an Outdoors for All Instructor, you will use lesson plans and outlines to help participants improve their skills on the snow, complete regular progress reports to track their successes, and comply with all program safety regulations.

Assistant Instructors’ primary role is to assist Primary Instructors with lesson delivery, including lifting and loading adaptive equipment onto the chairlift. Assistant Instructor is the recommended role for volunteers ages 13-16.

Positions available to those ages 13 and up.

Job Description – To view the Volunteer Instructor job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here.  Click here to view the Assistant Instructor job description.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full 7-week lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time Instructor. When registering as a Part Time Instructor, you MUST specify the dates that you are available. Part Time Instructors are expected to come to programs on the dates they provide during registration.

Benefits – All full-time (non-assistant) Instructors are eligible to purchase a discounted season pass. Part time volunteers, Assistant Instructors, and those who elect to not purchase a pass will be given a lift ticket each day that they volunteer.

Programs – Seven week series at Summit at Snoqualmie (Friday nights, Saturday days, Saturday nights, and Sunday days) and Stevens Pass (Saturday and Sunday days)

Volunteers can sign-up to be a stand instructor (working with participants who use traditional downhill skis with possible adaptations), a sit instructor (working with participants who use adaptive sit equipment), or an Assistant Instructor. Sit ski instruction requires intermediate and above level skier ability. If you are unsure which to select, we encourage you to sign up as a stand instructor. Please note final matching with your participant will be dependent on training and participant registration.

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, but 1st years are required to attend one training.

Thurs, Oct 26

Sat, Nov 18

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

The Brig, Magnuson Park

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mountain – 1st Year VolunteersDec 9-10, 16-178am-3pmSummit at Snoqualmie (Dec 9-10), Your Program Location (December 16-17)
On-Mountain – 2nd Year VolunteersDec 16-178am-3pmYour Program Location
On-Mountain – 3rd + Year VolunteersDec 178am-3pmYour Program Location
On-Mountain – All Assistant InstructorsDec 168am-3pmYour Program Location
OPTIONAL Sit Ski On-Mountain – Optional training for returning sit instructorsDec 108am – 3pmSummit at Snoqualmie
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 8



SNOWBOARDING

Adaptive Snowboarding

Snowboard Instructors provide a safe, fun and positive learning experience for Outdoors for All’s program participants. As an Outdoors for All Instructor, you will use lesson plans and outlines to help participants improve their skills on the snow, complete regular progress reports to track their successes, and comply with all program safety regulations.

Assistant Instructors’ primary role is to assist Primary Instructors with lesson delivery, including lifting and loading adaptive equipment onto the chairlift. Assistant Instructor is the recommended role for volunteers ages 13-16.

Positions available to those ages 13 and up.

Job Description – To view the Volunteer Instructor job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here.  Click here to view the Assistant Instructor job description.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full 7-week lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time Instructor. When registering as a Part Time Instructor, you MUST specify the dates that you are available. Part Time Instructors are expected to come to programs on the dates they provide during registration.

Benefits – All full-time (non-assistant) Instructors are eligible to purchase a discounted season pass. Part time volunteers, Assistant Instructors, and those who elect to not purchase a pass will be given a lift ticket each day that they volunteer.

Programs – Seven week series at Summit at Snoqualmie (Friday nights, Saturday days, Saturday nights, and Sunday days) and Stevens Pass (Saturday and Sunday days)

Volunteers can sign-up to be a stand instructor (working with participants who use a traditional downhill snowboard with possible adaptations), a sit instructor (working with participants who use adaptive sit equipment), or an Assistant Instructor. Sit ski instruction requires intermediate and above level rider ability. If you are unsure which to select, we encourage you to sign up as a stand instructor. Please note final matching with your participant will be dependent on training and participant registration.

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, but 1st years are required to attend one training.

Thurs, Oct 26

Sat, Nov 18

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

The Brig, Magnuson Park

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mountain – 1st Year VolunteersDec 9-10, 16-178am-3pmSummit at Snoqualmie (Dec 9-10), Your Program Location (December 16-17)
On-Mountain – 2nd Year VolunteersDec 16-178am-3pmYour Program Location
On-Mountain – 3rd + Year VolunteersDec 178am-3pmYour Program Location
On-Mountain – All Assistant InstructorsDec 168am-3pmYour Program Location
OPTIONAL Sit Ski On-Mountain – Optional training for returning sit instructorsDec 108am – 3pmSummit at Snoqualmie
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 8


NORDIC SKIING

Nordic Skiing

Nordic ski Instructors provide a safe, fun and positive learning experience for Outdoors for All’s program participants. As an Outdoors for All Instructor, you will use lesson plans and outlines to help participants improve their skills on the snow, complete regular progress reports to track their successes, and comply with all program safety regulations.

Positions available to those ages 13 and up.

Job Description – To view the Volunteer Instructor job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time Instructor. When registering as a Part Time Instructor, you MUST specify the dates that you are available. Part Time Instructors are expected to come to programs on the dates they provide during registration.

Benefits – All full-time Instructors are eligible to purchase a discounted season pass. Part time volunteers and those who elect to not purchase a pass will be given a lift ticket or trail pass each day that they volunteer.

Programs – Seven week series on Saturdays at Summit at Snoqualmie.

Outdoors for All offers a Recreation and Touring program for cross-country participants and volunteers. Participants enrolled in Recreation have more beginner abilities and stay close to groomed trails. The Touring program is designed for those with intermediate to advanced abilities and will go off trail with their participants. The Touring program will ski a different trail each week utilizing the SnoPark trail system in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. If you are unsure which to select, we encourage you to volunteer with the Recreation program.

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, but 1st years are required to attend one training.

Thurs, Oct 26

Sat, Nov 18

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

The Brig, Magnuson Park

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mountain – 1st Year XC VolunteersDec 16-178am-3pmSummit East (Hyak)
On-Mountain – 2nd+ Year XC VolunteersDec 178am-3pmSummit East (Hyak)
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 8



SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Instructors provide a safe, fun and positive learning experience for Outdoors for All’s program participants. As an Outdoors for All Instructor, you will use lesson plans and outlines to help participants improve their skills on the snow, complete regular progress reports to track their successes, and comply with all program safety regulations.

Positions available to those ages 13 and up.

Job Description – To view the Volunteer Instructor job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time Instructor. When registering as a Part Time Instructor, you MUST specify the dates that you are available. Part Time Instructors are expected to come to programs on the dates they provide during registration.

Benefits – All full-time Instructors are eligible to purchase a discounted season pass. Part time volunteers and those who elect to not purchase a pass will be given a lift ticket or trail pass each day that they volunteer.

Programs – Seven week series on Saturdays at Summit at Snoqualmie.

Outdoors for All offers a Recreation and Touring program for cross-country participants and volunteers. Participants enrolled in Recreation have more beginner abilities and stay close to groomed trails. The Touring program is designed for those with intermediate to advanced abilities and will go off trail with their participants. The Touring program will ski a different trail each week utilizing the SnoPark trail system in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. If you are unsure which to select, we encourage you to volunteer with the Recreation program.

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, but 1st years are required to attend one training.

Thurs, Oct 26

Sat, Nov 18

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

The Brig, Magnuson Park

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mountain – All snowshoe instructorsDec 178am-3pmSummit East (Hyak)
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 9



SKIHAWKS

SkiHawks Racing Team

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

Race Course Crew 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. The Race Course Crew is required to arrive one hour before race programs start and to stay one hour past the end of programs each day.

Positions available to those ages 13 and up.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time volunteer. When registering as a Part Time volunteer, you MUST specify the dates that you are available. Part Time volunteers are expected to come to programs on the dates they provide during registration.

Benefits – All full-time Instructors and crew volunteers are eligible to purchase a discounted season pass. Part time volunteers and those who elect to not purchase a pass will be given a lift ticket each day that they volunteer.

Programs – Wednesday nights and Saturday days at The Summit at Snoqualmie

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, but 1st years are required to attend one training.

Thurs, Oct 26

Sat, Nov 18

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

8:30-11:30am

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

The Brig, Magnuson Park

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mountain – 1st Year VolunteersDec 9-10, 16-178am-3pmSummit at Snoqualmie (Dec 9-10), Your Program Location (December 16-17)
On-Mountain – 2nd Year VolunteersDec 16-178am-3pmYour Program Location
On-Mountain – 3rd + Year VolunteersDec 178am-3pmYour Program Location
On-Mountain – 1st Year XC Volunteers Dec 16-178am – 3pmSummit at Snoqualmie
On-Mountain – 2nd+ Year XC Volunteers Dec 178am – 3pmSummit at Snoqualmie
On-Mountain – Race Crew First day of programsduring your programSummit at Snoqualmie
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 8



DRIVER/VAN CHAPERONE

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Bus and Van Chaperones are expected to supervise passengers at all times during transit, as well as at designated pick-up and drop-off locations. Volunteers will take attendance, maintain passengers’ safety, and report any concerns, behavior problems and/or safety issues to an Outdoors for All staff person in a timely manner.

Drivers primary responsibility is to drive Outdoors for All vehicles to transport participants to and from mountain programs. They are expected to pick-up all necessary vehicles, equipment and supplies on-time, to check the weather and road conditions prior to departure, and to complete a safety inspection of the vehicle both prior to departure and upon return. Outdoors for All Drivers must obey and follow all state laws and speed limits.

Bus and Van Drivers must be a minimum of 21-years old.

Job Description – To view the Bus/Van Chaperone job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here. To view the Driver job description, click here.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full 7-week lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time volunteer. When registering as a Part Time volunteer, you MUST specify the dates that you are available.

Benefits – First year volunteers will receive a lift ticket for the days that they are volunteering. Returning full time volunteers are eligible for a discounted season pass.

Programs – Seven week series at Summit at Snoqualmie (Friday nights, Saturday days, Saturday nights, and Sunday days) and Stevens Pass (Saturday and Sunday days)

Training – All new Bus and Van Drivers must attend a mandatory driver training before the start of programs; returning volunteers must complete this training every two years.

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, optional for drivers/chaperones.

Thurs, Oct 26

 

Sat, Nov 18

 

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

 

8:30-11:30am

 

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

 

The Brig, Magnuson Park

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

Drivers Training – Required for all NEW drivers/chaperones; required every other year for returning drivers/chaperonesWed, Dec 136-9pmThe Brig, Magnuson Park
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 9



EQUIPMENT MANAGER

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Equipment Managers coordinate the repair and maintenance of equipment as needed (including waxing and tuning), monitor the availability and return of specialized equipment, and organize the equipment in appropriate storage areas. Volunteers will also help adjust bindings and make minor on-site repairs.

Positions available to those ages 18 and up.

Job Description – To view the Equipment Manager job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full 7-week lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time volunteer. When registering as a Part Time volunteer, you MUST specify the dates that you are available.

Benefits – First year volunteers will receive a lift ticket for the days that they are volunteering. Returning full time volunteers are eligible for a discounted season pass.

Programs – Seven week series at Summit at Snoqualmie (Friday nights, Saturday days downhill, Saturday nights downhill, Saturday days nordic, and Sunday days) and Stevens Pass (Saturday and Sunday days)

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, optional for equipment managers.

Thurs, Oct 26

 

Sat, Nov 18

 

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

 

8:30-11:30am

 

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

 

The Brig, Magnuson Park

 

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mt. Training Sun, Dec 178am-3pmYour Program Location
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 8



OFFICE ASSISTANT/LODGE CHAPERONE

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Office Assistants and Lodge Chaperones respond to phone calls from Bus/Van Chaperones, assist with attendance and check-in, distribute lift tickets to participants and conduct emergency procedures when required. They also help staff troubleshoot unforeseen off-snow circumstances, and they occasionally supervise participants during lunch or breaks.

Positions available to those ages 18 and up.

Job Description – To view the Lodge Chaperone job description, including requirements and qualifications, click here.

Commitment – If you cannot commit to the full 7-week lesson series, please sign-up as a Part Time volunteer. When registering as a Part Time volunteer, you MUST specify the dates that you are available.

Benefits – First year volunteers will receive a lift ticket for the days that they are volunteering. Returning full time volunteers are eligible for a discounted season pass.

Programs – Seven week series at Summit at Snoqualmie (Friday nights, Saturday days, Saturday nights, and Sunday days) and Stevens Pass (Saturday and Sunday days)

2017 Training Schedule

TrainingDateTimeLocation
Dryland Training – All volunteers are invited, optional for office assistants and lodge chaperones.

Thurs, Oct 26

 

Sat, Nov 18

 

Wed, Dec 6

6-9pm

 

8:30-11:30am

 

6-9pm

Kent Commons Community Center

 

The Brig, Magnuson Park

 

Northwest Arts Center in Bellevue

On-Mt. Training – required for new volunteers; optional for returners Sun, Dec 178am-12pmYour Program Location
Online Training – Details will be sent out after you register to volunteer

To be completed by Dec 8





For more information please contact us at volunteer@outdoorsforall.org