NZSki Adaptive Snowsports Programme

Volunteer Job Description

Purpose of Role:

To ensure clients of the programme have an exceptional snow sports experience. To assist adaptive students before, during and after their lesson.

 Reports To:

The Adaptive Coordinator – Sheena Haywood


The Remarkables and Coronet Peak Ski Areas

NZSki Adaptive/Snow Sports NZ will supply:
  • On going training to improve adaptive skills
  • Uniform jacket
  • Lift pass benefits
 Qualities, skills and experience required:
  • A strong intermediate level skier/snowboarder
  • Be independent on the snow
  • Able to assist others while skiing/snowboarding
  • A willingness to understand the needs of people with physical and intellectual disabilities
  • A genuine interest in volunteering in Adaptive Snowsports
  • Be physically fit
  • Be flexible, motivated and a hard worker
  • Work well with people of all ages and abilities
  • Have an open minded approach and a willingness to learn
  • Regular Volunteer – be able to commit to volunteering a minimum of 12 days during the NZSki season.
  • Casual – be available from time to time throughout the NZSki season
  • Attend the initial the initial sign-up, health, safety and wellbeing induction and a minimum of 1 day’s on-snow training
  • Assist adaptive students, before, during and after lesson
  • Provide safe and positive experiences
  • Ongoing maintenance of equipment throughout season
  • Encourage people to write letters of support for the NZSki Adaptive Snowsports Programme
  • Encourage all disabled people to take up adaptive membership of Snow Sports NZ
  • Provide ongoing awareness and promotion of the adaptive programme
  • Bring any incidents to the attention of the adaptive co-ordinator as soon as possible
  • NZSki and Snow Sports NZ will provide appropriate initial training and ongoing training throughout the season


Code of Conduct

  • Make an effort to learn as much as possible from others
  • Whilst working you are expected to carry your duties out in a professional manner
  • Your appearance should be clean and kempt at all times
  • Please do not attempt something you are not sure or confident of, don’t be afraid to ask for help or guidance
  • Observe the Smoke Free status of the ski areas
  • Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief, economic status or ability
  • Direct comments or feedback at the performance rather than the individual
  • Refrain from public criticism of fellow volunteers
  • Work with integrity and honesty
  • Abstain from using and/or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when volunteering for the programme or working with students
  • Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing, or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of his/her duties
  • Ensure that the activity being undertaken is suitable for the age, experience, ability and fitness level of the students and educate students as to their responsibilities in contributing to a safe environment
  • Ensure you do not use their position or influence with The NZSki Adaptive Programme for personal financial gain


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NZSki Adaptive Snowsports
Adaptive Coordinator
Sheena Haywood 027 488 0088

Snowbuddies NZ
Website Manager
Tony O'Keefe 027 867 4958