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Position:
2969 - Volunteers > Downhill Skiing Support > APPLY NOW for January, 2023!
Organization:
Position Address:
Caledon Ski Club, Mississauga Road, Caledon, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Goal

The Adult Disabled Downhill Ski Club (ADDS) at the Caledon Ski Club (see MAP, below) is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization, and our principal objective is to promote Alpine skiing to physically disabled adults over the age of 19. The program has been in existence since 1981. Specifically, the association affords disabled adults an opportunity to learn to ski to a level of independence, with the assistance of volunteers, while fostering a quality recreational opportunity and social well being.Our 2023 SEASON starts January 8th, and finishes March 5th, 2023.Disabled skiing is a caring and exciting experience engaging individuals who enjoy adventure. It brings out the best in everyone. If you are interested in volunteering with us, READ ON!


Description

  • All volunteers participate in TRAINING that relates to use of adapted ski equipment, at the Caledon Ski Club, at the outset of the 2023 season, in January
  • During ski days (SUNDAYs), a volunteer might buddy-ski with a disabled participant the entire day, such as with our Rat Pack (a group of advanced two, three and four-track skiers). OR. a volunteer may work together with one or two other volunteers to assist and teach a new skier in a sit-ski, or how to use out-riggers and ski-bra, or other adapted equipment and modified techniques
  • Throughout the season, volunteers are also given the opportunity to take further instruction from CADS (Canadian Adaptive Snowsports) certified instructors, with the opportunity to obtain their 'instructor certification'
  • Except for membership in CADS, volunteers participate in the program at no cost (ADDS covers cost of coach transport between Toronto and the Club, and we pay for your lift ticket) Please see QUALIFICATIONS (below) for additional details

OUR SKIING SEASON STARTS IN JANUARY, so don't delay in applying! Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System can click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to gain direct access to the APPLICATION FORM (in Microsoft WORD). Please complete/follow the instructions to submit your application. Your name/contact information will be added to a confidential list of applicants, available only to ADDS. If you do not have a 'volunteer profile', you are invited to create one: Create your Volunteer Profile - Volunteer MBC


Benefits

Great outdoor recreational volunteering opportunity! Enjoy volunteering to help others ski, and gain new friends Transport/lift tickets are covered by ADDS (see DESCRIPTION and QUALIFICATIONSChance to train to be a CADS 'ski instructor' (add to your resume) Secondary school students can earn hours towards their 'community service' graduation requirement, upon completion of a successful volunteering engagement


Qualifications

  • Minimum Age - 14
  • You have both ability and experience in Alpine skiing that qualifies you as a strong, confident skier, comfortable on Intermediate ski hills
  • Ready and able to undergo TRAINING in respect of special equipment/instruction required for physically disabled skiers
  • You're a good communicator, prepared to teach and guide, so that disabled participated will enjoy a great outdoor recreational experience
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check required (ADDS will reimburse the cost of this at the end of the season, PROVIDED that you have volunteered a minimum of 6 program days)
  • Proof of Vaccination required

SCREENING of applicants will be by telephone/email, etc. After you have applied, please monitor your email 'Junk/Spam' and leave space on your voicemail for communications from ADDS. Thank you!

Min Age: 14   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required


Time Commitment
This is a Any Duration commitment starting 2023-01-08 AND ending 2023-03-05
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon

2023 SEASON: SUNDAYS (January 8th to March 5th), schedule/meeting points TBA


Training

ALL VOLUNTEERS participate in adapted ski equipment related TRAINING at the Club, once the program begins in January.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Seasonal/Special Event, Life Skills & Accessibility
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Co-op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2023-03-05



How to Contact
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Social Media
https://cadsontario.ca/adds-caledon/


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