Jasper Freeride clubFamily Volunteer Requirements
At Jasper Freeride, we recognize the importance of making your child’s freestyle learning experience a complete developmental experience including learning, training, competing,…and most importantly having fun. To accomplish this objective, the Jasper Freeride club has always depended upon families and parents to help volunteer with several requirements around the club. We need every family helping to participate in these volunteer requirements.
Family Volunteer Requirements
This volunteer commitment does not only ensure that our kids have the best training facilities and competitions, but is also a significant revenue stream for the club. It helps keep your registration fees low. Last year, we had 3 main fundraisers: the January Alberta Winter Games Qualifier/Club Competition, the Silent Auction table at our Competition Banquet and the Raffle tickets. These events require a significant amount of volunteer effort and without this volunteer revenue stream we would need to double the registration fees in order to continue offering our high quality programming. This would restrict many of our families from being able to participate in this great sport.
For this season, we will be continuing with our volunteer requirements to ensure that this effort, that we all benefit from, is shared by all.
- We will host 1 competition event this year; a BIG Club Competition in early January (dates TBA). We need all families to help support this event as it will be a province wide event and we will need maximum volunteer effort to pull this off. We will require that each family contribute 2 days of volunteer time to this effort. There are many roles from on-hill to setting up banquet facilities, so there is opportunity for all to help. A volunteer coordinator will be assigned to help manage this, but once we announce dates, please set this weekend aside as we’ll need your help.
- We’ll be holding our annual raffle event again this year. Each family will be required to sell one complete book of tickets, or 2 books if your have more than one child in the program. This year, we will require that each family submit a post-dated check for the complete amount of your tickets. The check will only be cashed if you do not sell your tickets.
- Our silent auction is a big revenue generator and we’ll be holding one again for our January Club Comp at the Saturday banquet. Each family will be required to donate one new item of $50 or more. Please start canvasing your favorite vendors for really great items that will make us lots of money. We will require that every family submit a $50 post-dated check as part of registration which will only be cashed if you do not contribute a silent auction item.
Finally, there are weekly requirements around course maintenance, competition coordination, etc… We need more people contributing here and we really encourage parents to help where they can. It is a lot of fun to spend some time working on the course, getting to know the other families and creating new ski buddies that you will likely hold for life. It is a big part of the success of our club and we need everyone’s help. So just ask “HOW CAN I HELP”!
Jasper Freeride Board of Directors