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

Ski Swap Volunteer Form

2019/2020 Ski Swap Volunteer Form

  • YES! I would like to support the region’s #1 winter sports club by volunteering for the ski swap!

    The 2019 SARS Ski Swap will be held on November 9 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. While the swap itself is a one-day event, the setup requires the work of many volunteers over the full day before the swap opens to the public

    Dozens of volunteers are needed over the two days from November 8th and 9th. This is an opportunity to reconnect with ski team friends you haven't seen since last season and to make new friends if you're just joining the program!

    Don't worry if you don't know what to do; there will be many experienced "Swappers" on hand to add some order to the chaos!

    So please sign up for a shift below and come join the SARS community to help pull off the biggest and best ski swap in North Idaho on November 8th and 9th, 2020!

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  • Select one shift per inquiry:
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SARS Dinner Auction Volunteer Form

2020 Auction Volunteer Form

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

    Thanks for your interest in the SARS Annual Dinner Auction. This year's event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd in the Caribou Room at Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

    About 8 volunteers will be needed throughout the day.

    • Shift 1, from 10 am - 2 pm, will involve collecting donated items, organizing, cataloging, and labeling them in preparation for moving them to the Caribou Room. Item collection will either take place near the SARS office in Lakeview Lodge or in the Owners Lounge at the Whitepine Lodge. There will be a volunteer coordinator on sight to oversee volunteers.
    • Shift 2 begins at 2 pm and requires volunteers to move donated items from the drop-off point to the Caribou Room and to stage them for the auction, which begins at 6 pm.

    Before completing this form, check the Auction Volunteer Matrix to see which positions are still available. Please only sign up for an open position.

  • After reading the descriptions above, indicate which shift you would prefer to volunteer for.
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