Our volunteers play a very significant role in helping us have the impact we do in our community. It's the passion shown by our volunteers that gets our participants excited to try new things, it's 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 (generally 4 - 7 weeks long) to allow for relationships to develop and grow, as this is where we see our programs have the most impact on our youth!
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.
Aside from our program volunteers, we also utilize volunteers in our event planning and facilitation as well as driving the bus for our program. See below for all our opportunities!
When do we need help?
*Please note: COVID may change the amount of volunteers we are able to accept in 2021, as well as the dates and duration of the programs below.
Learn to Shred Snowboarding Program: runs from January - March, each year We offer 3 snowboarding programs during these months and are seeking volunteers who can commit to 1 day a week for the duration of a program (generally 4 weeks long)! Learn more about Learn to Shred here!
Get a Grip Rock Climbing Program: runs for 4 weeks in May and June of each year, with a mixture of weekday indoor sessions and weekend outdoor sessions. Learn more about Get a Grip here!
Live to Ride Mountain Biking Program: runs for 7 weeks from July to August each year, on two weekday afternoons per week. We also spend two full days riding lift-assisted, downhill trails each summer. Learn more about Live to Ride here!
Take a Hike Hiking Program: runs for 4 week in Sept and Oct each year, with two hikes per week on weekday afternoons or Saturdays. Learn more about Take a Hike here!
Leaders in Action Leadership Program: is our 10-month long, all-sport, skill-building program that gets our older youth involved in all of our sports as well as in leadership, volunteering, and fundraising skills. The program runs from the end of August until June each year, with 1-2 sessions per week. You can volunteer for a certain activity (ie. just with rock climbing), a semester. (ie. Sept - Dec, once a week), or for the entire program if you participate in all of our activities! It's a great way to build strong relationships with youth over a longer period of time. Learn more about Leaders in Action here!
Drivers: we utilize volunteers with a valid Class 4 Driver's Licence in all of our programming, year-round. If you have a Class 4 Licence and would like to drive with any of our above programs, please let us know! You can drive and participate as a program volunteer, once at the location, or just focus on the driving.
Events: due to COVID, we do not currently have any upcoming events, but generally we seek out volunteers that can help us with event preparation and running (ie. taking tickets, food prep, food/drink service, etc.)
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!
If you want to learn more please send our Volunteer Coordinator an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be stoked to hear from you and help you get involved! If you're interested in volunteering, you can apply online at the green button above ('Apply to Volunteer Now') or download and fill out the application package below.