Volunteering: 2014-2015 Season

Hello! My name is Cheryl Boals and I'm the DISTRICT ONE Volunteer Coordinator. I would like to welcome you to the VOLUNTEER PORTION of our District website. I'm so happy that you are possibly thinking of volunteering for your local club. There are a number of ways you can do just that, and here are just a few examples:

If you are NOT the outdoorsy type, there are a number of opportunities from selling tickets at events to helping decorate a float for the Santa Claus parade, to serving breakfast at the clubhouse, to helping to bring everything together for an event. You could also help with programs such as health and safety, risk management, volunteer coordinating, event planning, landowner program, trails committee, just to name a few. If you like computers, you could help with the club website, newsletters, e-mails to members or by posting club events.

If you ARE the outdoorsy type, you can help with signing and brushing of trails. Often, new bridges have to be built, or a trail rerouted, and that requires a lot fo help. You can even help by cooking hot dogs and hamburgers to raise money for the club, or directing traffic at an event. There is the Trail Patrol Program, where you act as an ambassador for the club, and last but not least, Driver Training, where you help educate youngsters on the rules and regulations, the trail signs, and hand signals so they can become great snowmobile drivers. These are just some examples of the many jobs that may need to be filled. Every club is unique.

There is a great deal of satisfaction that comes with being a volunteer. You become a member of a great team where there are hundreds of people just like you who come forward to help make snomobiling the sport that it is today. You will make new friends, and may even get to ride in places you've never been before, thanks to your new snowmobiling buddies. It doesn't matter what age you are, whether you are married or single, there is a place for you here, you are all welcome. It's not all work and no play. We do have a lot fo fun and there are numerous rewards for giving of your time. The biggest is knowing that you have contributed.

Come, have fun and share your talents with us! Just remember that "EVEN A DAY IS OK!" Come join the team that makes a difference!

For more information, contact Cheryl Boals, District Volunteer Coordinator, .

Why people such as you volunteer for your local snowmobile clubs

1. Friendship.
In an increasingly complex world, VOLUNTEERING for your local snowmobile club provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship. You will find instant friends in both your own community and elsewhere in the province.

2. Fun.
VOLUNTEERING is fun! Your club projects are fun; social activities are fun; meeting new riding buddies and service to others is fun.

3. Business Development and Networking.
Everyone needs to network. Snowmobile Clubs consist of a cross-section of every business in your community. Our members come from all walks of life. Clubs help one another, and collectively help others.

4. Personal Growth and Development.
VOLUNTEERING with your local club continues to better one's growth and education in human relations and personal development; motivating and leading others.

5. The Opportunity to Serve.
This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a VOLUNTEER; the chance to do something for somebody else, sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and the return of that satisfaction to one's own life.

What if I don't have the time?

Really? You'd be surprised what can be accomplished in just one afternoon; every little bit adds up to a big difference. By pitching in for only a few hours at club activities like an event or riding your sled as a Trail Patroller, you'll feel really good about yourself.

Testimonial: "I came out to lend a hand with trail work for a day and now have met new riding buddies" Pete.

What if I don't know what to do or how to do it?

Not to worry. We're used to people volunteering without trail or club operation experience or all the skills required. That's why we have training available as you need it in a variety of formats: classroom, online or on the job.

Testimonial: "I work in the retail industry and the club matched my skills within the club and with a positive welcome" Paul.

What if They don't need someone like me or my family?

Not a chance. Snowmobiling is a family activity where women, seniors, couples, youth and families continue to play a vital role in the operation of our clubs. We have great opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, folks just like you!

Testimonial: "My family is a snowmobile family so it came natural to us to help our local club as a family" Christine.

What if I haven't been asked to help?

Why wait to be asked? Clubs always appreciate help. Sometimes they're just too busy to ask, even when they really could use an extra hand or two. By taking the initiative to approach your club, you will be doing them a big favour and find yourself warmly welcomed to a great experience!

Testimonial: "I sledded for years and was amazed at the consistent; safe trail product and decided I too can help to keep our trails the best in Ontario" Andre

Volunteer Contact Form

If you think you might like to get involved and help us maintain the trails in our region please complete the following form!

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