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.


  • 1: Complete Background Check

    Complete a NH Criminal Background Check – required by SAU 9 and SAU 13 for all school volunteers. The background check procedure should be started ASAP, it can take 3-4 weeks.

  • 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 opening soon. Check back.

  • 3: Complete Training Video + Assessment

    Watch our NEW indoor meeting training video and complete online assessment. More information coming soon.

  • 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. 2023/24 dates coming soon. 

    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

  • 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.


Check back for 23/24 information

22/23 School Representatives

John Fuller: Brendan Battenfelder & Lauren Frye

Conway El: Darcy Kane

Pine Tree: Leah Kelsch & Alice Jones

Bartlett: Vance Pickering & 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