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Buddy Werner South Lake Tahoe

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Volunteer Descriptions

Buddy Werner Volunteer Descriptions

There’s a BW volunteer position for everyone, whether you ski or not! 


Head/Assistant Coaches (Skiing ability required) – Leading a team of skiers each week.  The coaches are responsible for communicating with the Coaching Coordinator on which ski drills and practice elements are the focus for each week.  Coaches must be able to demonstrate the drills for skiers.  The Coaches will keep all skiers together and accounted for while skiing.  Coaches will check in with the race course for race report times (i.e. course slipping, racing times, skier re-runs, etc.).  Clearly communicate with the skiers (and parents if needed) the time and meeting places after lunch breaks for the afternoon practice sessions.  Ensuring that your entire team is able to help with course tear down for their designated weeks.  


Parent Assistant (skiing/snowboarding ability required) – A parent assistant will ski with a designated team (it may not be your child’s team) and helping the coaches with drills, practices, keeping track of skiers, escorting skiers to/from the lodge as needed and more. Helping the coaches with whatever they need at any given time to keep the team skiing, together and moving around the mountain. 


Race Course Helpers (skiing/snowboard ability required) – The race course helper assist with race course setup, moving equipment to/from the BW race room to the designated course location each week, race course tear down, spotting racers during races, skier assistance if needed, and more.  Each week is a little different and the duties may change from week to week.  



Race Course Setter (skiing/snowboard ability required) – There will be some training for this position from our previous race course volunteer.  Have a basic knowledge of the various types of alpine race courses and how to set them up.  Work closely with the race timers to make sure the race course is safe, ski-able and passable by all skier teams.  Communicating with course volunteers on setup, tear down, and race timers throughout the day as needed. 



Race Timer (skiing/snowboard ability required) – Have a functional knowledge of the race timing software and hardware (training will be provided before), setup the timing equipment at the top of the race course each week.  There is also a need for a race timer at the bottom of the course to ensure an accurate end of race and the bottom equipment is operational.  The bottom of course volunteer actively communicates with the top of course and serves as a spotter when racers are on course.  The race timers oversee the running of the races, keeping the race tempo going, ensuring complete race runs, troubleshooting as needed, wrapping up the races after they’re completed, finalize results and share official results.   


Race Starters (skiing/snowboard ability required) – working closely with the race timer at the top of the race course.  One volunteer will verify names/bib numbers, count down the skiers in the gate and confirm their runs.  The second position will be keep the teams/skiers in order according to the race schedule, managing the arrivals and supporting the race timers as needed.  These roles are critical in keeping our teams/skiers moving in a systematic manner at the top of the race course so the everything run smoothly, on-time, and without issues.    


BBQ Coordinator (non-skiing volunteer positions) – Coordinate our annual year end BBQ.  You must be able to attend the event.  This position will make sure we have everything we need for the BBQ, the location is confirmed, managing RSVPs, tracking attendee pot luck items, shopping for supplies, and transporting items to/from the BBQ.  There will be several hourly volunteers to help with setup/cleanup and more on the day of the BBQ.  BBQ date is TBD, exact date and location will be confirmed by December 10.


BBQ Helpers (non-skiing volunteer positions) - There will be several hourly volunteers to help with setup/cleanup, check-in, BBQing and more on the day of the BBQ.  BBQ date is TBD, exact date and location will be confirmed by December 10.


BW Spirit wear & Sweatshirts (non-skiing volunteer positions) – This person will coordinate ordering/delivery of the team sweatshirts and any extra parent/skier spirit wear orders.  This will include accurately tracking orders, confirming sizes, acquiring samples for display if needed and email communications.      


Raffle Coordinator (non-skiing volunteer positions) – We only do one fundraiser all year and this is it!   Coordinating with each BW team to pull together a raffle basket for the BW raffle to be displayed at the year end BBQ or another date TBD.  Keeping in communications with each team contact for important raffle dates and key information.  This position also includes tracking any business donated items for thank you letters, setup and display of the raffle items, keeping track of the raffle item winners for future deliverables if needed, and keeping the BW board in the loop.    


Raffle Helpers (non-skiing volunteer positions) – There will be several hourly volunteers to help with basket assembly, raffle setup, selling raffle tickets, and more.  Raffle date and location is still TBD and will be confirmed by December 10.


Lodge Desk (non-skiing volunteer positions) – The BW Lodge Desk is our communications center on our ski days.  The volunteers at the desk will check skiers in/out, sell daily lift tickets, communicate with teams and the race course via radio, collect skiers to/from the Buddy Tree as needed, keep the BW lodge area clean and neat, and more.  The lodge desk volunteering can be done in shifts as long at least one person always at the table to mind the radios. 


Photographers (skiing/snowboard ability required) – Someone that can take individual skier pictures, team pictures and action photos throughout the season.  The photographer will coordinate an all-team, picture day with the BW board and take photos of each skier, team and the entire club on that day.  Make-up pictures will be done a week or two later to capture the absent skiers.  The photographer may need to spend a little time skiing around with each team to capture fun skier pictures for our year end slide show.  The Photographer will be responsible for labeling and uploading ALL photos to our BW Google drive.  A good quality digital camera is highly recommended for the individual and group pictures.  Camera phones are fine for candid photos but they not always the best for unreliable weather and lighting conditions.   





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