Volunteering for SARS Events

We wish to acknowledge all of the wonderful volunteers that make our races and events successful!  To host and conduct a world class ski race, many volunteers are needed both off and on the hill.  Each season we look forward to welcoming back our veteran volunteers as well as welcoming dozens of new volunteer workers to the mountain!

Ski races are not the only way to get involved with SARS. As a non-profit, we depend on fundraising events and sponsorship for over half of our operating revenue. The annual SARS Sandpoint Ski Swap is one of our larger fundraisers of the year and it requires dozens of hard working volunteers to pull off! The Swap is held in early November each year at the Bonner County Fairgrounds and marks the official kickoff for the new ski season. It’s not only a place to find deals on gear, but for SARS families it’s a place to reunite with old friends and meet new friends before the first ski days of the season!

In mid-winter SARS hosts its single largest fundraising event of the year, the Annual SARS Dinner Auction, held in the Caribou Room at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Volunteers are needed on the day of the auction to help organize over 100 donated items and to set up the room. If you’re interested in volunteering to be on the Dinner Auction planning committee, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities to support Schweitzer Alpine Racing School, or if you’d be willing to step into a role on the Auction committee, please contact the SARS administrator, Jason Welker, and introduce yourself.

Without dedicated volunteers, SARS would not be able to continue offering the world class ski training experience it has offered so many young athletes over the last 55 years! Thanks for all you do! For more information about volunteering, continue reading below.

How to volunteer:

2019/2020 Race Volunteer Form

  • YES! I would like to support the region’s #1 winter sports club by race volunteering:

    If you are a SARS parent or athlete, please review the Family Volunteer Policy before completing this form.

    Please also review the Youth and Junior Race Volunteer Position descriptions before completing this form.

    For a description of volunteer positions available at the three Home Series races, click here.

  • Specific days will appear below after race selection. Select one race per inquiry:
  • Current USSA Certifications


  • Preferred Volunteer Positions (enter multiple)

    Please note that some volunteer positions require certifications and/or prior experience. If you are interested in these positions, please explore options at PNSA Officials Clinics or contact Jamie Landwehr for job shadowing opportunities throughout the season.

  • Schweitzer season pass holders should answer "no."
  • Please review the volunteer commitment here.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.