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Hello Prospective Volunteers

We are always in need of volunteers to help organize and enhance our programs throughout the year. We aim for a one to one Instructor to student ratio and take in up to 75 Students. Many volunteers have told us that becoming an instructor has made a profound impact on their lives. They feel fulfilled with the experiences they have with their students. Volunteers feel great satisfaction with the improvements their students make during the season. Volunteer information for the 2018 2019 season is available now, 2018 2019 Volunteer Information

Available Positions

On hill, volunteers are needed as organizers, instructors, teaching assistants and guides. CADS Edmonton will provide volunteer instructor on hill training in instruction techniques for the various disciplines of disabled skiing. This occurs primarily at our training weekend prior to the season and continues during the season at Monday night training sessions at Rabbit Hill. In addition to local training, CADS-Edmonton encourages instructors to pursue CADS certification through courses offered either locally or in other zones (financial assistance toward attending such courses may be offered upon approval by the Edmonton Board).

Non-skiing volunteers in snow boots can assist instructors and supervisors on the bunny slopes. Volunteers are indispensable when assisting in the lodge and helping organize fun events at the hill.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: You can assist with program planning and administration by participating as a member of the CADS-Edmonton Board of Directors.

Help CADS Recruit Volunteer Instructors!

As an incentive to bring in new volunteers we are asking that returning volunteer instructors bring a friend, co-worker or a family member to our registration night. If they become a volunteer instructor for our upcoming season, you will be entered into a draw.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

The following is the schedule for the CADS Edmonton 2018/2019 Season:

  • Registration Night- Monday, November 5th, 2018 between 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ Snow Valley.
  • Missed registration night? No problem as it is never to late to register as a volunteer.
  • Introductory Training Weekend : Saturday, Dec 8th & Sunday Dec 9th @ Rabbit Hill 9:00am – 4:00pm. Important for all new volunteer instructors to attend.
  • Instructor Training Weekend: Sat. Jan. 12th or Sun. Jan. 13th, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm @ Rabbit Hill. All instructors will decide to attend on either Jan 12th or Jan 13th.
  • Student Instruction Mondays (8 week program): January 14th until March 9th, 2019 held Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm @ Rabbit Hill. Please note the final lesson is held on Sunday, March 9th as it is a Family Fun Day/BBQ from 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Student Instruction Saturdays (6 week program): January 19th until March 9th, 2019 held Saturdays from 9:30am – 11:30am (Priority is given to participants with visual impairment or 15 years of age and under) Please note the final lesson is held on Sunday, March 9th as it is a Family Fun Day/BBQ from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
  • No lessons on Saturday, February 16th or Monday, February 18th & Saturday, February 23rd.

CADS VOLUNTEER MEMBERSHIP FEE

All volunteers (and students) with CADS Edmonton are required to hold a current membership with CADS National. The membership provides 2 types of insurance coverage for the season through CADS National (sports injury and third party liability) and offers member benefits (such as discounts for skiing/snowboarding and sporting equipment – details are listed on the website https://cadsalberta.ca/ticket-discounts/). The cost is $45 per year available through Goalline. CADS Edmonton has previously subsidized this amount, but for financial considerations is asking volunteers to support the program through this contribution. We do not want the cost to be a barrier to people volunteering, so if financial assistance is required please feel free to contact the program coordinator (Sharon Veeneman). We appreciate volunteers supporting CADS Edmonton through this financial contribution to offset costs for the program.

WEATHER

If the temperature at the Edmonton International Airport is  -20 or lower without the windchill or extreme weather conditions exist at 4:00 p.m. on a Monday night or 5:30pm on Friday night for the Saturday program the lesson will be cancelled.

Please Call our Info Line (780-577-1442) if you are uncertain if the lesson is cancelled. Updated at 4:30pm on Mondays and 6:00pm on Fridays. Do Not Call Rabbit Hill.

2018 2019 Volunteer Registration

Register

POLICE CHECKS:  Police Checks are completed every 2 years for returning volunteers. All new volunteers with an Edmonton address will be required to complete a (EPS) police information check. Non- Edmonton residents please contact Sharon Veeneman: coordinator@cadsedmonton.ca for further instruction on completing the police information check. CADS Edmonton can now complete police checks of non-Edmonton residents in the following areas:

  • Sherwood Park
  • St. Albert
  • Morinville
  • Leduc
  • Beaumont
  • Fort Saskatchewan
  • Spruce Grove
  • Stony Plain

Please bring two pieces of Acceptable ID with you to registration including a photocopy of these two pieces of ID (Driver’s License, Passport, Birth Certificate, Alberta Health Care, etc.) (Student ID will not be accepted). CADS Edmonton will provide this at no cost to volunteers. All other residents of outlying areas will need to complete a police information check at their local police detachment with letters provided by the program coordinator.

CADS Edmonton reserves the right to refuse memberships based on the outcome of this screening. CADS Edmonton members must disclose any information about themselves that may affect their involvement in the program.