Bellevue Ski School
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Bellevue Ski School!

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fully staffed by volunteers. We have several areas where we need help. Some are pre-season; some are during the season. Please look through the options and contact us at

info@bellevueskischool.com

to learn more about helping out.

Volunteer Opportunities

Chaperones:

  • Report to respective Division VP
  • Chaperones are responsible for the safety and supervision of students on the bus ride to and from the mountain.
  • Each chaperone helps to load students, skis, and boards onto the bus. All chaperones are responsible for making sure they know how many students are on their bus and ensuring they have the correct number of students for the trip home.
  • MS/HS chaperones: On the mountain we have a “desk” that needs to be staffed during the time we are there. The desk is in the chaperone hut. We answer questions from parents and students, and sign out students who go home early with a parent. The shift is one hour; we ask that you sign up, on average, every other week.
  • Elem chaperones: Accompany students from bus to class and class to bus including lunch and restroom breaks.

Benefits:

  • Complimentary lift ticket
    (not transferable; good only that day)
  • Free time on the mountain to ski/snowboard/explore or just chill in the hut
  • Free skiing lessons
  • Camaraderie and fun

Requirements:

Safety Drivers:

  • Report to Safety VP
  • Work in pairs
  • On call for 2 hours (can be skiing during this time) followed by a 2-hour shift in the chaperone hut for injured-student-checks with Ski Patrol, and admittance and care of students with minor injuries
  • Communicate with Ski Patrol regarding students with moderate injuries that require Ski Patrol evaluation.
  • Communicate with student’s parents regarding treatment, and, if necessary, transport of the student to Overlake Hospital to meet with the parents

Benefits:

  • Parking in close proximity to ski hut
  • Complimentary lift ticket
    (not transferable; good only that day)
  • Free time on the mountain to ski/snowboard/explore or just chill in the hut
  • Free skiing lessons
  • Camaraderie and fun

Requirements:

School Liaisons:

  • Report to Marketing Committee
  • Set up an information table at a local school function such as Back to School Night
  • Deliver advertisement flyers to your local school
  • Promote the program on social media
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Entry level position -- we provide all training.
  • Desire to help
  • Good cheer in a crowd of snowsports lovers

Benefits:

  • Opportunities to join us on the mountain
  • Camaraderie and fun

Executive Committee Members:

Elected by the Ski Council each spring after season ends. Ski Council is composed of Elected Officers, Appointments, Bellevue School District Liaison and Bellevue School District Principals. Elected office positions generally require at least entry level ski school experience. Elected office positions can be held by couples to share the work load, availability, perks and fun!

The following Ski Council members are annually elected officers (5-year term limit) who serve on the Executive Committee:

The following Ski Council members are ad-hoc appointmwnts who serve on the Executive Committee at the pleasure of the President(s):

President(s):

  • Chair Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Participate on the mountain every ski school saturday
  • Oversee and coordinate entire ski school operation in cooperation with Bellevue School District and the Summit at Snoqualmie
  • Organize and schedule instruction providers (Ullr Snowsports)
  • Organize and schedule transportation providers
  • Organize and schedule facilities
  • Organize officer training
  • Oversee budget
  • Make ad-hoc appointments as necessary

Elementary, Middle School/High School Division Vice-President(s):

  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Participate on the mountain every ski school saturday
  • Select, train, schedule and manage Chaperones
  • Responsible for grade level programs, from registration and orientation to weekly administration of program
  • Maintain student attendance records
  • Work with professional ski/snowboard instructors regarding classes and students
  • Communicate with parents before, during and after season

Safety Vice-President(s):

  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Participate on the mountain every ski school saturday
  • Select, train, schedule and manage Safety Drivers
  • Maintain working relationship with Summit Ski Patrol
  • Communicate and follow-up with families of students injuried on the mountain
  • Maintain and transport to hut a suite of radio communication devices
  • Maintain and transport to hut first-aid station supplies

Secretary:

  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Take minutes at all Ski School meetings
  • Arrange for meeting rooms
  • Maintain directory
  • Maintain BSS Volunteer registry
  • Other duties as assigned

Treasurer:

  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Maintain accounting system, make deposits, pay bills
  • Prepare financial reports for Council meetings
  • Organize all required tax documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Marketing Committee Members:

  • Advertise and promote the program to the Bellevue School District and its students
  • Actively liaise with district PTA and school PTA officers
  • Actively liaise with Bellevue School District administration
  • Manage social media

Program Assistant(s):

  • Report to respective Division VP
  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Perform a subset of duties as assigned

Registrar:

  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Maintain registration database
  • Maintain online registration
  • Monitor and manage data quality
  • Generate IDs and Safety Tags

Web Master:

  • Attend Ski School Council meetings year-round
  • Maintain/update web site weekly during registration and season
  • Maintain/update online forms and registration documents annualy

Benefits for Elected and Appointed Officers:

  • Complimentary season lift pass
  • Free time on the mountain to ski/snowboard/explore or just chill in the hut with a convivial crowd
  • Free skiing lessons
  • Year-round camaraderie and fun

Candidate Requirements:

  • Good organizational skills
  • Willingness to devote many hours year-round to enable a long-standing program to continue to benefit students in the Bellevue School District
  • Secretary: Familiarity with basic word processing and email required
  • Treasurer: Previous accounting/treasurer experience required
  • Program Assistant: Previous ski school experience is strongly preferred
  • Registrar: Spreadsheet and database experience
  • Web Master: Previous web site maintenance experience
  • VP: Previous ski school experience is strongly preferred
  • VP: Previous ski school experience is strongly preferred
  • Safety VP: Reliable automobile (4-passenger minimum) equipped for severe winter driving conditions
  • President: Previous ski school VP experience is required plus one season of training as President-Elect.
  • BSD Volunteer approval
  • Complete the Adult Emergency Form, scan and return to info@bellevueskischool.com
  • Complete the Volunteer Release of Liability Form, scan and return to info@bellevueskischool.com

BSD Volunteer Approval:

As required by the Bellevue School District, all volunteers (except BSD employees) who will come in contact with students must be cleared through the online BSD Volunteer process prior to beginning volunteer service. To request approval, please go to the BSD link 'Become A Volunteer'. Go to 'Athletics and Activities Volunteers' (although any of the other listed categories are acceptable as well if you prefer) and click on 'Volunteer Now'.