KWSC is a not-for-profit organization that relies upon its volunteers to run efficiently. Your time and personal contributions make a difference to all of our skaters. Volunteering has many personal rewards, and your involvement will help us achieve our goals and help control the costs of our programs.
Current High Priority Volunteer Opportunities
Call for Volunteers: A Magical Tale - Fantastical FreeSkate Festival 2017
Like so many of our activities, the KWSC FreeSkate Festival is run by volunteers, so if you are interested in helping, please fill out our FreeSkate Festival Volunteer Form. We are still looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:
- Registration Table
- Ice Captains
- Hospitality Coordinator
For further event and volunteer information, please contact our FreeSkate Festival Chair, Angela Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Volunteers: KWSC Ice Show 2018
Hopefully you have seen a few teasers alluding to the upcoming KWSC Ice Show, but in case you haven’t, the Ice Show will take place on the weekend of April 7th, 2018 at the Waterloo Recreation Complex.
As you go to register your skater for the Ice Show we hope that you will also consider volunteering your time and skills to help ensure the Ice Show will be a tremendous success and great experience for the skaters. While there is a core group of people helping to get things setup and organized, a show of this scope and size is not possible without many volunteers from the KWSC Community.
Some of the jobs are needed in the months and weeks leading up to the big event while others are needed the week and day of.
Volunteer roles and their descriptions are as follows.
Costumes: This group is responsible for alterations to existing costumes, helping with fittings, sewing new costumes as needed, organizing costumes, affixing adornments etc. You don’t need to be a whiz with a needle and thread to help here. Ideal for those times when you are already at the rink.
Dressing Rooms: These people play a critical role for the dress rehearsals and show day. They keep the cast organized and on schedule in the dressing rooms to make sure they are ready to go when needed. For the younger skaters there could be some skate tying involved.
Sign in / Sign out: Needed on show day and dress rehearsals and possibly for some of the earlier rehearsals as well. This team is responsible to ensure that skaters sign in and then sign out. They will also help ensure that only skaters and authorized people enter the backstage area.
Security: On show day and rehearsals the security group will assist in overseeing the safety of the skaters by ensuring only authorized people are in the backstage area. They will also be present during the sign in/out times, particularly for the younger skaters.
Tickets: On show day, the ticketing group will greet the spectators at the door and check that all guests entering have a valid ticket. If there are programs they will also hand them out as well.
Props: If you are handy, creative and resourceful then this could be a good fit for you. In addition to costumes some acts may require props made from wood, string, textiles and whatever else could work. This group will also help backstage and distribute the correct props to skaters. They may be called upon for some last-minute repairs.
Special note for our high school students: if you need volunteer hours this is a great way to receive them while being a positive example to our younger skaters.
If you are interested in helping, or know someone who is, please fill out our Ice Show Volunteer Form!
Mike Levinski & Eve Smirchinski
KWSC Ice Show Co-Chairs
Program Assistants are a very important part of our learn-to-skate programs.
PA roles and responsibilities:
- Set out the banners and toys at the beginning of the session
- Assist in clean up at the end of the session
- Help the skaters on and off the ice, assist the new skaters in standing, balancing and participating in warm up and cool down
- Assist in drawing the circuits as directed at the beginning of the session
- Assist the skaters on the 3 rotation circuits as directed by the Coach
- Monitor for safety and assist the skaters during warm up and cool down
- Be a role model for the skaters on the session
Why serve as a Program Assistant?
Serving as a Program Assistant provides an opportunity for experienced skaters to improve their leadership skills, make new friends, and serve as role models for our new skaters.
Skaters considering this position may come from the STARSkate program or the Competitive program. Skaters may also come from the Community Hockey or Ringette programs or be former figure skaters.
KWSC will also sign off on high school volunteer hours.
Please consider joining our team. Our Learn-To-Skate programs need your help!
Candidates must demonstrate:
- A helping nature
- Patience with children
- An ability to communicate ideas clearly
- A sense of commitment to tasks
- Ability to lead activities in a creative and enthusiastic manner
- Be at least 12 years of age
For more information, please contact the KWSC Office.
Why become a KWSC volunteer?
- Enjoy social interaction, meet new people, and be part of a team
- Experience personal growth, learning and satisfaction
- Be a part of positive change in your community
- Pursue professional growth and development
- Create employment skills
- Expand your professional network
- Build your sense of connection with the skating community
- Apply your skills and learn new ones
- Build leadership skills, personal empowerment and self-esteem
- Seize an opportunity for giving, caring and community involvement
- Help skaters develop their love of skating and fulfill their dreams
- Complete education or work experience requirements
- Help reduce the cost of skating programs
- Have fun!
For more information about volunteer opportunities at KWSC, please email , or complete our volunteer registration form so that we can match your skills and interests with a volunteer role.