Volunteering is when someone spends unpaid time doing something to benefit others.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport, and we could not operate without them, but we need more people to get involved. We want to build a more representative and diverse volunteer workforce to reflect our passionate membership. There are so many ways you can you can get involved and support the sport you love.
Interested in having a go? We can help set you on your volunteering journey:
If you volunteer yourself, share your photos with us at: email@example.com
What is Volunteering?
Anyone can volunteer. It can be very rewarding and is a great way to:
- meet new people
- gain new or use existing skills
- get experience
- make a big difference to your community
There are lots of easy ways to give your time to become a volunteer for Snowsport England and help others – from joining one of our committees helping to develop the sport directly, to training to become an official, there are opportunities for everyone.
How can I get involved?
There are many ways you can get involved as a volunteer for Snowsport England, we are always looking for more people to help support our passionate Snowsport community.
- Committees and Action Groups – Becoming part of a Snowsport England committee gives you the opportunity to become directly involved with the development of Snowsport. Click here to see what opportunities are currently available.
- Regions and Clubs – Your local clubs and regions would not be able to operate without their valuable volunteers, we would encourage you to contact them to find out how you could help.
- Events and Competitions – We need volunteers who are trained as Alpine Officials to help run events and competitions, without them, they would not take place. To find out how to become an Alpine Official click the link below (there’s no need to fill in an application form for this role).
For resources to help to recruit, develop and reward volunteers, check out the Club Matters resources.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Who can volunteer?
Anyone can become a volunteer, if you’re under 18 you will need your parents/guardian’s permission.
- Do I need experience in Snowsport?
No, you can become a volunteer even if you’re new to Snowsport, or if you don’t take part in it yourself.
- Can I become a volunteer if I have a disability?
You know your disability better than anyone, if you feel you can take part then go ahead and join in. If you are unsure, please get in touch with us and one of our coaches will contact you to discuss the course in more detail.
- One unique thing about volunteering:
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests and helping others in need or maybe just making cups of tea! Once you have momentum, it’s easier to branch out and make more friends and contacts.
- Benefits of volunteering:
Volunteering has so many benefits, it can help you build confidence, meet new people, and make new friends, you can learn new skills, take on a challenge and become part of a community. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to make a difference . Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities, and society in general. And you will have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.