How Do You Want to Volunteer?
Tasks at home or ski or snowshoe with a purpose!
No heavy lifting or snowmobiling here and no large time commitments.
Tasks may include:
Providing updates to the groomers about conditions after you've gone skiing or snowshoeing
Rope and fence repairs
Removing plant debris from the trails (especially after wind events!)
Updating conditions signs after grooming
Printing signs, etc.
Help with grooming on snowmobiles or the Defender.
Expect some heavy physical labour and to be grooming/track setting whenever conditions are suitable, including later in the evening and mornings from 7am on weekdays, 9am on weekends
Volunteer grooming shifts tend to be 2-4 hours in length
Minimum commitment is one shift per week. Reasoning: time and effort invested in the training of all grooming volunteers is significant.
Old winter clothing and old personal back pack required for snowmobile grooming, as it will all get contaminated with snowmobile exhaust
Training will be provided
Snow Farming Volunteer
With Calgary's typically low snow pack, snow farming is essential! Help shovel and blow snow so that we can ensure that skiing conditions are good throughout the season.
SNO is currently recruiting for the following leadership roles:
Snow farming/fencing lead
Grant writing volunteer
Communications/ social media volunteer (primarily manage public enquiries received via email and Facebook, respond to comments and posts on Facebook pages and XC discussion threads)
Volunteer onboarding and/or coordination (manage onboarding, training, certification levels, SNO's due diligence obligations)
OK, I Want to Volunteer. What's Next?
2. Sign and Send the Volunteer Waiver
Download and sign the volunteer waiver and send it to volunteershagnordic AT gmail DOT COM
3. Sign Up For Tasks
4. Find the Location of Your Task
The Shaganappi Maintenance Map allows SNO to track on-the-ground ski trail maintenance with a map-based tool. Once you have been onboarded as a volunteer, instructions will be provided about how to use this tool.