Smithers Ski Club

Volunteer Requirements

HOW CAN I COMPLETE MY REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS?

The Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club(SSSC) would like to express their gratitude to our volunteers who dedicate their time throughout the season. The amount of work and commitment required to keep the club going could not be accomplished without all the support, enthusiasm and countless hours YOU put in. 

We make it mandatory for all families to submit a cheque for $200, post-dated for April 15th of that year.  We will cash the cheque if volunteer hours are not completed by April. All funds will go towards coaching and programming. Please either mail the cheque to us, drop off at the annual Gear Swap in November or bring it to the club cabin on program start-up, as you have to "check" your child in.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT?
We use a web-based program called VolunteerSpot to manage hours and volunteers. It's a great program that will allow YOU to sign up in a few simple steps to all our events. 
You do not need to register with VolunteerSpot, but we need you to Sign UpAll you need to do is to sign up with your email address when you receive a link from the club, or you can do it right here and now. So please sign up so the we can track everyones hours.

WHY DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?
SSSC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteer work and fundraising to help support the club.  Our goal is to offer a great program, to a very low cost. With fundraising and volunteer work we can make it work.
The major expenses the Ski and Snowboard Club incur are:
Coaching: 40-50%
Insurance for our athletes and the club: 15-20%
Equipment: 15-20%
Miscellaneous other expenses (such as advertising, stationary, van maintenance and insurance, medals): 15‐20%

The volunteer requirements vary depending on the level of your athlete (shown below). The volunteer requirements are per family, not per child, so if you have three children enrolled you are not expected to triple your volunteer hours (though we won’t say no if you offer!). You will be asked to complete the volunteer requirements of your child in the highest level.

U6, U8 and U10 = 15 volunteer hours per season

U12, U14, U16, U18 = 25 volunteer hours per season

The Club's largest fundraisers are the Schuss Boomer DH, Ski Swap, Provincial and Federal grants.
On top of fund-raising, we also need volunteers helping our program run smoothly throughout the season.  Available jobs include, but are not limited to, helping out at club races, volunteer lunches for the race days, washing U8-10 bibs, providing assistance at work bee days at the club cabin and tail-gunning for our youngest groups. Please be proactive by asking for duties.

We will communicate with all members as opportunities come up for volunteering. 

Fundrasing Events, Club Races for Ski and Snowboard, Coaching, are all opportunities that we need help with. 

Please sign up or contact the club at Smitherssscinfo@gmail.com