Thinking about joining our awesome team of volunteers? Already a volunteer who wants to learn more? There are so many reasons why you should come join us. Here are our top 10!
1. Meet and learn from many inspiring and interesting individuals of all abilities.
We provide exciting lessons and experiences to over 1000 individuals per year. Most of these activities are supported by volunteers. Activities are provided to individuals of many different abilities, from locals to international guests, and in over 20 different sports and recreational activities. Volunteers learn from each other, from our staff and most often from our guests and gain a new insight into the world around them.
2. There is no minimum requirement of volunteer days
True! We want to encourage you to volunteer! So while it might be easier for us to ask you to volunteer each week, we don’t. This way you can volunteer 1 time in a year or much more! When a volunteer registers with us, they will receive access to our Volunteer Calendar and can pick and choose what volunteer experiences would suit them.
3. Make new friends and be part of a community
Each day you join us, you will meet new people, from near and far. For those who have just arrived in the Bow Valley, joining the RMA team provides a great way to make new friends and learn more about the community around you. Build connections and friendships with others who have similar interests.
4. Give back to others and your local community
Volunteering with RMA is a great way to give back to those around you. What more can we say!
5. *NEW* Two free equipment rentals per year – with 10 volunteer days logged with us
This is something we have been thinking about for a while. We cannot say thank you enough to the volunteers to donate their time to others, and help provide what can be life changing experiences. For those who spend 10 or more days volunteers with us, we are happy to provide equipment rentals of our summer equipment and sit ski try it days in the Winter!
6. Free Sunshine Village day ticket when volunteering with us at Sunshine Village
Thanks to the generosity of Sunshine Village, we are able to provide lift tickets for the day for any day that a volunteer donates their time to a program, lesson, or fundraiser at Sunshine Village.
7. End of Summer & Winter Parties & Prize Giving
At the end of the Summer & Winter, we organise informal get togethers with all our staff and volunteers. These are a chance to catch up with fellow volunteers. This is also the time when we hand out our “Volunteer of the Year” (of the Summer or Winter) based on volunteer days and a general amazing attitude!
8. Summer & Winter training dates & the chance to do adaptive sport certifications (with CADS)
At the start of the summer & winter, we offer training dates in our main sports, such a skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, biking, and hiking. These training dates offer insight and first hand experience into using the specialised equipment plus the opportunity to learn about different disabilities.
9. Personal ski and snowboard improvement lessons with qualified RMA instructors
During specific volunteer training dates which take place later in the winter season, instructors will provide one on one feedback to volunteers who wish to further their skiing (or snowboarding) ability.
10. Future employment opportunities.
We hire Ski and Snowboard Instructors, Program Facilitators, Aides, and occasionally, other management roles. When doing so, we often look from within our team of awesome volunteers, who have proven their skills in working with the RMA team.
Need More Reasons Why?
Come join us and see what being a volunteer with RMA is all about! Check out www.rockymountainadaptive.com/volunteer for more information and to sign up. It’s quick and easy to do and there is no pressure to then volunteer with us! We look forward to meeting you!