We need every member to volunteer at Blackhawk, so please let us know how you'd like to help by reviewing the volunteer options below and signing up or emailing the listed contact. Thanks!

Spring/Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Assistant: Organize files using Office 365, organize and archive historical materials, assist in grant applications, and complete club mailings. 

Club-wide Workdays: Help lead specific projects and/or guide members as they complete work, wood splitting, and stacking.

Trail Volunteers: Volunteer to help maintain our hiking and biking trails.

Construction: We need some volunteers with carpentry/construction experience. 

Events: Help organize and set up open house; help organize or lead tours for new members in the fall; help plan and organize winter carnival.

Ski Trail Mowing/Trimming Coordinator & Volunteers: Work with Facilities & Operations committee and volunteers to mow trails, outruns and trim building, tow lines, etc. Coordinate pre-winter mowing of all Alpine and Nordic trails.   

Capital Campaign Committee: Join the committee to improve snowmaking, safety, and so much more at Blackhawk. 

Mountain Bike Ambassadors: Ride the trails in a spiffy yellow shirt and help other riders, answer questions, and generally be a friendly, supportive face on the trails.

Communications Volunteers: Help with website, social media, and newsletter.

Contact kelsey.berg@blackhawkskiclub.org to let us know how you're interested in helping out.

Winter Volunteer Opportunities

Tow Rope Monitor Shifts: Our tows must be monitored during operation. Adults/teens over 16 may sign up for shifts throughout the year. At least one shift per family is required. 

Winter Carnival February 18: Plan or help at the winter carnival on February 18 from 12-3pm. We will need volunteers for games, set up, serving food/beverage, and clean up.

Ski & Snowboard Instructors: Contact Kelley Linnan

Ski Patrol: We need a couple of enthusiastic people to fill out our 2022-23 toboggan training class, which starts in December. 

Chalet checkers: Sign up for a day of the week to check on the chalets. Tidy up when needed, empty trash and recycling as needed, place items in lost and found, alert Board to out of stock items.  

Fire Pit/Fireplace checker: Sign up for a day of the week to check the fire pit at West chalet. Start fire for open ski, monitor wood pile, tidy up as needed, move fire pit out of way for snowplow at end of the day (if snow is likely). 

Snowmaking Volunteers: Set up snowmaking equipment at night (usually 8pm-10pm) or take it down in the morning.

Membership Check Coordinator: Work with Board to arrange times/dates and volunteers to check for memberships at open ski times and on Nordic trails. 

Winter Ambassadors: Share your knowledge of the club with new people and get to ski at the same time. We are looking for both Alpine and Nordic skiers to be at the club during open ski hours.   

Snowplowing Coordinator: Operate the Kubota and plow in areas not reached by the snow removal service and for light snow in between service and monitoring shoveling of steps/walkways. Arrange for volunteers to cover days/weekends through the winter. 

Snow Removal: Weekend help with snow removal, including shoveling sidewalk to chalets on weekends and helping with sand and snowplow when needed.

Mandatory Rope Tow Monitoring for Full Access Members

All Full Access members are required to sign up for one two-hour shift monitoring the rope tow.

Full Access Member Tow Rope Safety Training: During registration, we asked all full access members to acknowledge that tow rope monitor training was required. This training will take place the first two weekends in December during alpine lessons (9am-12pm). When everyone is trained, we can ensure the tows will operate!  Training may also be arranged with your team (jumping, BART, Telemark).  

Tow Rope Monitor Coordinator: We are in need of a leader for a sign-up application to organize tow rope monitors. This fulfills all shifts for your family.  

Tow Rope Monitor Shifts: Our tows must be monitored during operation. Adults/teens over 16 may sign up for shifts throughout the year. At least one shift per family is required. 


Fall Volunteering Opportunities

Wood Splitting Volunteers: Channel your inner lumberjack and split some wood to heat the chalets this winter!