Our volunteers play a very significant role in helping us have the impact we do in our community. It is the passion shown by our volunteers that gets our participants excited to try new things, it is your leadership that helps us take young people outside of their comfort zone and expand their horizons, and it’s your positive example that can help shape the lives of the youth we work with.
What are we looking for?
Most of our volunteers come help us out with program delivery. We are always looking for passionate individuals that want to come out and share their love for the activities we do while also being a positive leader, role model and mentor for our participants. We ask that our program volunteers be able to commit to attending one session per week for the duration of the program to allow for relationships to develop and grow as this is where we see our programs have the most impact. We are looking for individuals that have their own equipment to use during the programs and having a season pass at Big White for the winter is a big help in keeping our costs down so we can put more money into our participants.
Currently, we are also looking for volunteer drivers year round. If you have a class 4 licence and would be willing to help us out driving for our programs we would love to hear from you!
When do we need help?
Learn to Shred runs for 8 weeks from Mid January - Mid March on Wednesday afternoons and Sundays all day.
Get a Grip runs for 4 weeks in May and 4 weeks in late Sept-Oct with indoor sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings and 2 outdoor climbing sessions on Sundays.
Live to Ride runs for 7 weeks in July and August on Mondays and Fridays with one morning ride and one afternoon/evening ride each week. The days of the week may change based on volunteer availability each season. We also spend two full days riding lift assisted downhill trails each summer.
Sailing - Runs for 6 weeks in May - June. You must have previous coaching experience and be vetted by our sailing Vendor to ensure the safety of the participants in the boats.
Hiking - We will be running a pilot of our new hiking program in Sept/Oct over 4 weeks with hikes once per week. If you are passionate about hiking and want to help introduce some great young people to it get in touch!
You must be able to provide a clean criminal record check in order to volunteer with Elevation Outdoors.
If you have professional skills and would be interested in helping us out in other ways please get in touch as we are always looking for help behind the scenes.
If you want to learn more or are interested in volunteering with us please send our volunteer coordinator Miranda an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be stoked to hear from you and help you get involved!