Vail Valley: SOS Outreach hiring for winter
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL VALLEY – SOS Outreach, the youth sports nonprofit, announced it is looking for qualified volunteers and part-time staff to assist with its skiing and snowboarding programs this winter.
The Vail Valley-based organization serves more than 4,500 youth in nine states, Canada and New Zealand through year-round outdoor and winter sports programs.
“Right now we’re looking to fill a number of positions, most of which are in Eagle and Summit County,” said Dan Ben-Horin, program director. “We have quite a few returning adult mentors and volunteers, but are always looking for people who want to give back to a sport we all enjoy.”
Ben-Horin said SOS had positions that entailed a wide range of time commitments, from program volunteers, to “sherpas” or adult mentors, up to resort program coordinators, who act as liaisons on different mountain resorts across Colorado.
In addition to its long-standing multi-year programs at Vail, Beaver Creek and Steamboat, SOS founder and executive director Arn Menconi said it would be the first year of multi-year programs at Cooper Mountain near Leadville.
“We’re very excited to bring the University program to Cooper this year,” Menconi said. “We’ll have a little more than two-dozen kids this year, and our curriculum is progressive, so they’ll learn how to snowboard, but are expected to give back to the community as well.”