Volunteers

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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 two to one Instructor to student ratio and take in up to 60 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.

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

As an incentive to bring in new volunteers we are asking that returning volunteers 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.

2016 2017 Registration

Sign up online to volunteer for the upcoming season.

Register

The Waiver & Release of Liability Form must be completed by all volunteers prior to the program start date. The completed form can be emailed or faxed to the program coordinator. Email to coordinator@cadsedmonton.ca or fax to 780-400-1731. 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
  • Enoch

Please bring two pieces of government issued 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.

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & SCHEDULE

The following is the schedule for the CADS Edmonton 2016/2017 Season:

  • Registration Night- Monday, October 24th, 2016 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 3rd & Sunday Dec 4th @ Rabbit Hill 8:45am – 4:00pm. Important for all new volunteer instructors to attend.
  • Instructor Training Weekend: Sat. Jan. 14th or Sun. Jan. 15th, 2017 8:45am – 4:00pm @ Rabbit Hill. All instructors will decide to attend on either Jan 14th or Jan 15th.
  • Student Instruction Nights: January 16th until March 12th, 2017 held Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm @ Rabbit Hill. Please note the final lesson is held on Sunday, March 12th as it is a Family Fun Day/BBQ.
  • No lesson on Monday, February 20th.

FEES

CADS Edmonton will be covering the $40 CADS Alberta membership fee for the 2016/2017 season for all volunteers. Lift tickets and equipment rentals are included.
Note: CADS Alberta membership entitles you to certain benefits such as reduced lift ticket prices at various ski hills throughout Canada, discounts at some ski shops and special rates at Banff hotels.

WEATHER

If the temperature at the Edmonton International Airport is  -20 or lower without the windchill or extreme weather conditions exist at 4:30 p.m. on a lesson night, the lesson will be cancelled.

Please Call our Info Line (780-577-1442) if you are uncertain if the lesson is cancelled. Do Not Call Rabbit Hill.