People In Motion Volunteers
People In Motion’s volunteers assist in many ways and the Society is grateful for the time and dedication they freely provide our Society with when conducting approximately 6000 volunteer hours of service annually. A big thank you to all of our volunteers…
People In Motion’s volunteers help organize and set up events, assist with many of our adaptive sports programs, transportation, instruction, coordinating activities and tournaments as well as manage recreational activities that take place on a weekly basis.
Without assistance from our estimated 79 volunteers, we would not have the ability to provide such valuable programs and services to the community and the clients that we serve.
Volunteer Adaptive Snow Sports Instructor Information
What do we do?
- We provide many different ways of adapting skiing and snowboarding to suit the needs of students with diverse- abilities.
- The program runs every day of the week from January to March.
- Because of the amazing support from Big White Ski Resort and Mt. Baldy Ski Resort, our sponsors, and generous personal donations, we are able to provide our wonderful Adaptive Snow Sports programs at a very low cost to ensure everyone can participate.
Who can instruct?
- Skiers and Snowboarders – instructor training course requires volunteers to be competent intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders.
CSIA/CASI Training (Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance/ Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors)
- In order to take the instructor training course for our program, we require that you have either CSIA or CASI training.
- Methodology from these courses will be used in our instructor training course.
- If you do not already have this, we provide a six-hour overview of the CSIA course prior to our instructor training course.
- This six-hour overview course is provided at no extra cost
CADS (Canadian Adaptive Snowsports) Level 1 Instructor Training Course
- This course is delivered by Powderhounds to all new and continuing instructors.
- You are required to take this course in order to be an instructor.
- The course is over a three day period on weekend days in Dec.
- We require our instructors to be members with BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) and People in Motion (PIM).
- The BCAS membership provides liability insurance for our instructors who are skiing with our students. CADS memberships protect our instructors against lawsuits, they do not act as accident/injury insurance.
- A BCAS membership is beneficial because every ski hill with an adaptive program offers a discount of up to (or possibly over) 50% off lift tickets. The discount varies from different ski hills.
Before you decide…
- Can you attend the training sessions mentioned above?
- Can you commit to instructing with Powderhounds for a minimum of 12 days in the season?
- Are you comfortable with teaching students of all ages with a variety of diverse abilities?
- Are you wanting a fun and fulfilling way to spend the winter season!?
Ready to volunteer…
Use the appropriate link above to send us your application!
To contact us with any questions you may have, please email:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us, we look forward to meeting with you.