How do I Become A Volunteer?
It’s easy! Just attend one of our volunteer recruiting sessions in October and November to learn about the requirements of becoming a volunteer.
What if I miss the recruitment sessions?
Contact us. Our operations training is done in November and December, but we have year round needs for fundraising and other supporting roles.
Are there any specific qualifications I will need?
Snowsports instructors must have intermediate to advanced skiing, snowboarding, or cross country skiing skills.
Can I help in any other way than being an instructor?
Yes! Ignite needs volunteers to maintain and distribute snowsports equipment, maintain the facility, supervise the instructors, provide administrative support, and assist with fundraising and special events.
Am I required to work a certain number of hours per week?
No, but a minimum of 10 days per season is required to earn returning volunteer status and returning volunteer benefits.
What sort of training will I receive?
Your training path is customized based on your interests and the role you will serve with Ignite. Instructors attend training clinics to learn about adaptive skiing/boarding techniques, adaptive equipment, and teaching techniques for individuals with disabilities. Equipment technicians receive the necessary training to become certified on both standard and adaptive snowsports equipment set-up and maintenance. Administrators are trained in the processes and computer applications needed to keep the program running smoothly.
I don’t have experience working with people with disabilities. Can I still volunteer?
What type of benefits do volunteers receive?
Benefits include free skiing at the Eldora Mountain Resort, retail discounts, financial assistance with becoming PSIA-AASI certified, and continuing education and self-improvement clinics.