Smithers Ski Club

Volunteer Requirements

HOW CAN I COMPLETE MY REQUIRED VOLUNTEER HOURS?

The Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club would like to express their gratitude to the 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 they put in.
The Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club is a not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteer work and fundraising to help support the club.  The registration fees paid do not cover the full cost of your child’s lessons, but 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 Club's largest fundraisers are the Schuss Boomer, Ski Swap and the Rotary’s Fall Fair Booth. We also take time to apply for local, Provincial and Federal grants.
It is really important that we have your help for these fund-raisers.

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 Nancy Greene bibs, providing assistance at work bee days at the club cabin and tail-gunning for our youngest groups. Please be pro active by asking for duties.

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.

We ask that you write a cheque for $200 post-dated for season-end or April 14, 2014.  We will only cash your cheque if volunteer hours are not completed by this time. All funds will go towards the new club cabin.

U10, U12, Little Riders, Ride 1 = 25 volunteer hours per season

U14, U16, U18, Ride 2, Ride 3, Ride 4 = 30 volunteer hours per season

Your support is greatly needed and truly appreciated. Thank you for any efforts you make to help our program be a success! If you have not yet signed up for your volunteer jobs, please contact Amber Huntley or Jan Wengelin

Volunteer Coordinator - Filled
Coordinate our volunteer hours on and off snow, making sure that events are filled with volunteers and accounted for.
Update and keep project list active with contact numbers, names and email addresses.

Membership - Filled
A two person position. Attend the Ski/Snowboard Swap/Registration in November. Data entry, registration on to BC Alpine website, update and make sure SSC is a payed member of BC Alpine and BC Snowboard Assoc. Update and distrubute club list to exec and staff.

Fundraising Coordinator- open spots for grant application writers(fill out forms)
Coordinate our fundraising projects and making sure they are fullfilled. Update SSC executive with ongoing, completed and future projects. Works together with all staff and coordinators to ensure good communication.
Update and keep project list active with contact numbers, names and email addresses.

Media/ Photo Coordinator - Filled
Place ad’s in the newspapers and radio. Create a media file with photos and club history.

Van Advertising Coordinator [*Important Club Fundraiser] - Filled
Contact previous and new businesses to advertise on the club van. Work together with the Media Coordinator regarding ad's on website
September to November. 
Update and keep business list active with contact numbers, names and email addresses.

Ski & Snowboard Swap Coordinator - Filled
Organize, plan and staff our swap. Beginning to mid November annually

Schuss Boomer DH
This is our largest fundraiser of the year. On & off-snow positions available. Please contact Heidi Westfall

Club Events. Ski and Snowboard.- always open!
Race Official Courses are available through the club for both Alpine skiing and Snowboard.
On & off-snow positions available
Nancy Greene Race: Feb 8 2014 (skiers & snowboarders)
North Zone Finals: April 12-13 (Skiers ages 10 & up) 

Shamrock Cup. Club Series: Jan 19, Feb 16 & Mar 17