Our club depends on volunteers. We employ some paid staff, but our volunteers make the club as fun and energetic as it is. If you can bake cookies, shovel snow, plan a meal, drive a snowmobile, point and say “Go that way!”, or stand at the finish line handing out candy, then you can do your part.
- Supporting coaches during training sessions and races
- Coaching kids or adults
- Helping organize races and training camps
- Baking cookies for our famous Cookie Race
- Planning parties and other social events
- Working a casino (we have one every 18 months)
- Serving on the executive board
Volunteering with Foothills is fun. It helps you build friendships with club members young and old, it puts you right in the middle of the excitement of races, and it lets you learn about and support the great sports of cross-country skiing and biathlon. Volunteering helps young people build their resumes, learn teamwork, and feel a sense of achievement. For parents, volunteering offers a chance to get to know their kids’ teammates and coaches, and to participate in – and demonstrate their commitment to – their kids’ activities.
Corporate Community Investment
If your employer has a Community Investment Program, they may donate money to a non-profit organization like Foothills when you volunteer your time for that organization. Ask your HR department if you qualify!
Many hands make light work! If each family does its part, nobody should feel overwhelmed. For families in their first years with the club there are many Bunny and Jackrabbit volunteer positions. A reasonable volunteer commitment would be to cover three event day volunteering jobs during the course of the year, or two plus a casino shift. Returning families should play a larger role than that, maybe joining a race organizing committee, serving on the executive committee, or taking a volunteer coaching position. And of course, all Foothills families must bake two dozen cookies for the Cookie Race!
We understand that not everyone can contribute their time to support the club. But please look for ways to do your part, and don’t lean too much on the excuse that you are busy. We are all busy! If you give volunteering a chance, you’ll see how rewarding it can be, and how awesome the people of Foothills Nordic are.
Foothills Nordic thanks you for volunteering! We couldn’t offer the excellent programming we have without volunteers!
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]