2023/2024 Winter Volunteer Opportunities

*** Update Summer 2024 ***

Information below was from winter 2023/2024, and is here for reference. Look for updates in Fall 2024 for Winter 2024/25, including dates.

*** End Update ***

The winter program is made possible by the efforts of our many volunteers! Program participants pay a volunteer deposit and are responsible for 6 or 12 volunteer hours (depending on the amount of equipment rented). During equipment returns, at the end of the season, families that completed their volunteer hours are eligible to get their volunteer deposit back. If you do not get your volunteer hours done, that’s OK but you will forfeit your deposit and likely will not be able to get a scholarship. This system allows us to keep our program prices affordable. 

Families that sign up and get their volunteer hours earlier in the season usually do not have any issues getting their hours in. However, if you wait until the end of the season it can be really difficult to complete your volunteer commitment. 

If you have a work schedule or life circumstances that prevents you from completing your volunteer commitment please email sam@chesterbowl.org to see if there are any other ways that you can complete your volunteer hours outside of the opportunities listed on this page. We are happy to work with you! 

Current Volunteer Opportunities 

Concession Stand Volunteers– We will be opening up our indoor concession stand this year as well as keeping the outdoor concession stand. Volunteers will use Signup Genius to pick the location and task they would like to do. Volunteers outside will be selling lift tickets and pre-packaged food while the volunteers indoors will be preparing and selling hot food in addition to monitoring the indoor space for cleanliness and appropriate behavior. Here is the link to get signed up: [LOOK FOR LINK IN FALL 2024]

Alpine Race Series- The Chester Bowl Alpine Race Series is a great way for kids to learn basic racing skills and have an awesome time doing it. It’s a super fun event and relies on many volunteers to pull off each race. Races are on Sundays starting in February and go into March. Here is the link to get signed up: [LOOK FOR LINK IN FALL 2024]

Winter Carnival– Each year we throw a winter carnival at Chester. This year’s event is on Saturday, February 17, 1-4pm. We have games, rides, and other activities available for kids to take part in and we need parents to help. [LOOK FOR LINK IN FALL 2024]

Freestyle Fridays- Terrain parks can be intimidating for people but we have a super fun event series designed to teach people to use terrain park features safely while introducing them to freestyle competitions. Volunteers help with registration as well as event setup. [LOOK FOR LINK IN FALL 2024]

Terrain Park Maintenance- Even though we have several Terrain Park Coordinators and Cadets who help setup and maintain the terrain park it’s so much work that we need additional volunteer support! Throughout the season we will have “terrain park reset” volunteer opportunities where folks can help us take out terrain park features and store them so the groomer can reshape the snow. Then we will have another night where we will put in the new features and build jumps. These opportunities happen on a regular basis and we will post links here when we are ready for volunteers to sign up.

Equipment Return Volunteers- Equipment returns are April 22-24, 5:30-9pm and during the course of these three nights we will collect over 1200 sets of skis and all of our snowboard equipment. We need many volunteers to pull this off. [LOOK FOR LINK IN SPRING 2024]

Summer Camp Supplies Donations- as a final option, you can donate summer camp supplies to make up your final hours. The details and sign up are at this link. This includes how many hours each type of donation is worth. [LOOK FOR LINK IN SPRING 2024]

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