VOLUNTEER

Join Our Volunteer Team!

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

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!


PA requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • A helping nature
  • Patience with children
  • An ability to communicate ideas clearly
  • Reliability
  • A sense of commitment to tasks
  • Ability to lead activities in a creative and enthusiastic manner
 

Desirable:

  • Be at least 12 years of age


For more information, please contact Jean-Michel Bombardier

Summer Sizzle 2017 is fast approaching and we have a significant need for volunteers.

KWSC has been awarded the Summer Sizzle competition from Skate Ontario for August 11-13, 2017 at the Manulife Financial Sportsplex, RIM Park 2001 University Ave. E., Waterloo. Volunteers make this competition possible.

Dates: August 11-13, 2017

Tentative On Ice Schedule:

  • Friday 2pm to 11pm
  • Saturday 8am to 11pm
  • Sunday 8am to 5pm

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks and times over the course of the competition and NO experience necessary! Some of the volunteer jobs available and brief scope include:

  • Setup/teardown: will begin Friday August 11th in the morning signage, table setup, podium, and other public areas setup disassemble and return to storage signage, tables, and other equipment at end of competition (Sunday@5pm)
  • Registration: check-in competitive skaters, music, coaches and hand out goodie bags return music and competitive result sheets to skaters
  • Result and Music Runners: move documents/results to and from rinks to DS room music to and from registration to competitive rink
  • Security: The security role involves pleasant interaction with the public, competitors and coaches. Security will check ID badges and monitor restricted access areas.
  • Dressing Rooms/Ice Captains: Control access to ice surface and provide information to skaters and coaches regarding the schedule. Keep event moving as much as possible by directing skaters and in some cases tracking down skater for start of event.
  • Event Technicians (Music/Announcers): operation of the music equipment with selected music for each competitive skater Announce events and skaters prior and after each skate
  • Catering/Coaches room: Support food and beverage supply for volunteers, judges, and technical staff running the competition
  • Awards: Organize and present awards for skate flights
  • Hospitality Suite: looking for help to host for the suite 8 – 11pm Friday and Saturday Evening

For more information or to register to volunteer, please contact Jean-Michel Bombardier. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

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!

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER

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.