BOZEMAN, BIG SKY – Eagle Mount is looking for volunteers for its nordic and alpine ski programs, which provide therapeutic recreation to people with developmental and physical disabilities and children with cancer.
The Bridger Bowl Ski program needs around 250 volunteers for eight weeks beginning mid-January and ending mid-March. The Big Sky program starts scheduling volunteers during the holiday season and beyond.
Volunteers will be taught about disability awareness and given instruction on working with people with varying disabilities. Potential volunteers for ski programs need to be at least intermediate level skiers or snowboarders.
Benefits include a ski pass for the days volunteered, and opportunities to train and learn from certified instructors of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
Each lesson lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Volunteers are asked to commit to one lesson a week for eight weeks.
The nonprofit relies solely on community members who donate time to get participants outside.
Volunteers who don’t ski or snowboard can work with the snowshoeing, horseback riding or swimming programs.
To get involved, fill out a volunteer application online at eaglemount.org/volunteer/general-information. Questions? Contact Adaptive Sports Director Diana Proemm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Sky program director Chad Biggerstaff can be contacted at email@example.com.