Volunteers are the core of Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure. Everyone has been touched by cancer either directly or indirectly. Cancer has been described as the plague of the century. By combining our passion to help people and find a cure, with our passion for skiing and boarding, mixed with the competitive nature that we naturally seem to have, as a group we can accomplish great things.
Participating in Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure:
- Participants may participate in a HOTS, Ski & Ride for a Cure fundraiser as an individual or as part of a team. Teams may be up to 15 in number.
- Participants track their vertical feet or participation of skiing on the hour, each hour by skiing/boarding for the duration of the event using a freestanding RFID system or the resort ticketing system (if it has vertical tracking capabilities).
- Vertical feet is combined with funds raised by a formula, and we award prizes for the top three individuals and teams.
- The day of the event has flexibility in the schedule. The schedule includes registration, opening and closing ceremonies, entertainment, fun and games, etc. Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure is for family and friends and open to all ages and abilities.
There are several major areas where an individual can make a difference by volunteering and participating in Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure:
- Registration, on the day of the event. Volunteers are needed to organize and run the registration table. Most participants will sign up online, but some will register on-site, some will pay cash, etc.
- Become a team captain and form a team. Team captains are the lifeblood and driver of Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure. You, your spouse and kids, and one or two of your friends can make for a very fun and exciting, yet important day. Your ski/board club can form a team. Kids can form teams and learn the importance of volunteerism. Retailers can form teams as part of a local marketing focus.
- Volunteers need to fundraise to have a successful event. Funds raised through Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure go to the American Cancer Society and are used to fund important research, patient care, and education.
- Volunteers need to market Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure. Your employer or business, your classmates, members in your club, your retail customers, your social network are great ways to talk skiing and boarding, and introduce Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure to new participants.
- Volunteers may also market Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure by organizing meetings, having a table at ski/board swaps, ski/board shows and events. You can also work with your resort to host promote and host meetings, introducing Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure to new participants and training participants how to successfully grow their participation.
- Experienced and committed individuals have an additional opportunity support the growth of Hope on the Slopes, Ski & Ride for a Cure by becoming involved in various regional and national committees such as public relations and marketing, event support, and resort and industry relations.