Volunteering with the ESSC

We need volunteers to make this a successful program. Non-skiing volunteers are just as important to the program as those that ski or ride. Volunteer clinics are offered by the ESSC at no charge to those wishing to participate. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact your school rep for more information. Important dates are shown on our ESSC calendar. Volunteering is a fun way to meet the children of our valley, and others with an interest in our children and winter sports.


  • 2: Register - Junior Program Portal

    Sign up to become a volunteer by completing the ESSC registration process and signing all liability release forms through the NEW Junior Program Portal! Registration is 100% online.

    2023/24 Junior Program Portal

  • 4: Attend On-Snow Clinic

    All volunteers (including participating on-snow school faculty) need to attend at least one on-snow clinic offered at participating ski area.

    We highly recommend reviewing our teaching guides and resources prior to your on-snow clinic. On-snow clinic Instructions are happy to show or clarify any skills, drills or policies.

    Alpine Teaching Guide

    Snowboard Teaching Guide

    2023/24 Dates 

    Mountains must be open and have enough snow to SKI/SB.


    Sunday , Dec 10, 2023, on Snow  1PM – 3:30PM

    Sunday , Dec 17,2023, on Snow  1PM – 3:30PM

    Sunday , Jan 7, 2024, on Snow  1PM – 3:30PM

    Monday, Jan 15, 2024, on Snow  1PM – 3:30PM


    Sunday, Dec 17, 2023, on Snow 1:30PM-3:30PM

    Sunday, Jan 7, 2024, on Snow 1:30PM-3:30PM

    Sunday, Jan 21, 2024, on Snow 1:30PM-3:30PM

    Please RSVP to  Zachary.Kirchner@vailresorts.com

    King Pine

    Sunday, Dec. 17 , 2023 on Snow  2:30PM to 4:00PM

    Wednesday, January 3, 2024 on Snow  4:00PM to 5:30PM

    Please RSVP to Chris Setchell csetchell@purityspring.com

    Nordic (at the Whittaker House)

    Sunday, Dec 31, 2023, on Snow 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    BYOS (Bring your own skis) and ring in the new year early on snow with Nordic Nate and friends.

    Learn ESSC SOP’s, personal skill development, group management, programs past and future.

    This is a mandatory date for all Nordic volunteers.

  • Complete All 4 Steps

    You must complete all 4 steps above in order to be a volunteer for the season and obtain your Volunteer Benefit Card.

  • Weekly Commitment

    Be able to make the weekly commitment – your group looks forward to seeing you and not a substitute each week. Each season 350+ volunteers are needed to successful run the program. We are looking for skiers, both nordic and alpine, snow boarders and even a few non skiers to assist this season. You do not have to be an expert skier or rider to participate and have fun with the children.

ESSC Volunteer Perks:

  • Ski

    You are able to ski or ride on the morning or afternoon you teach for free.

  • Get a Volunteer Pass

    Upon completing the volunteer requirements you will receive a volunteer pass. This mid week/Sundays card allows you to ski or ride at local mountains and cross country centers twice during the season.

  • Improvement

    Your skills and understanding will increase with your attendance at the on-snow clinics. You must attend one but welcomed to participant at many.


Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 5-8 pm

Tuckerman Brewing Company

All current and interested volunteers are invited to join us for a night of ski trivia, food, drink and giveaways!

More Details

22/23 School Representatives

John Fuller: Brendan Battenfelder & Lauren Frye

Conway El: Alicia Hill & Katy Bedley

Pine Tree: Leah Kelsch & Alice Jones

Bartlett: Jess James

JacksonNeil Stokes

Madison: Holly Crockett & Emma Carlson

Freedom: Kim Stephen & Jen Brown

Tamworth: Teresa Fournier & Kitty Greene

Woodland: Nick Robbins

Robert Frost: Rebekah Bushey

MWV Adaptive: Lisa McCoy