We have nearly 100 volunteers annually, including students, professionals, retirees, winter enthusiasts, outdoor ambassadors, teachers, and more who help strengthen our programs, both in the community and at the office.
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including one-time and recurring, community service, and group projects. WinterKids welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities who are enthusiastic about keeping kids healthy by getting them outside and active in the winter and year-round.
WinterKids Downhill 24
Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, ME
Event Date: February 29-March 1, 2024
The WinterKids Downhill 24 takes place at Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in New England. It’s a community team fundraising event where participants ski, snowboard, or skin Sugarloaf’s slopes for 24 consecutive hours to raise funds for WinterKids’ programs. Our volunteers’ dedication and hard work leading up to and during this epic event make all the difference. We could never pull off an event of this scale without them!
Event opportunities include various in-person support positions at the event, happening February 29-March 1, 2024, at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley. There will also be in-office support opportunities (at WinterKids HQ in Westbrook) in preparing participant materials leading up to the event.
General Office Support
Location: WinterKids HQ
Producing our full season of events with our small team sometimes means we could use a hand around the office. We occasionally put out a call for basic administrative office support.
WinterKids License To Chill
Location: Apres, Portland ME
Dates: TBD for 2024
WinterKids volunteers help make our License to Chill season kickoff event a huge success year after year! Their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm have helped us raise funds to keep our programs running and provide kids across Maine with the opportunity to get outside and enjoy all winter has to offer.
We will have more information on volunteer opportunities as event details come together.
WinterKids Welcome to Winter
Location: Lost Valley, Auburn ME
Event Date: December 2024 (exact date TBD)
This annual community celebration marks the beginning of the winter season and introduces hundreds of families to the joys of winter fun. We are proud to offer learn-to-ski or snowboard, snowshoe, XC ski lessons, and various other fun outdoor winter activities to Maine kids at no cost. We can only pull off this event with the generous support of our volunteers!
Event opportunities include various outdoor and in-person support at the event.
WinterKids Winter Games
Location: WinterKids HQ in Westbrook
Dates: November/December 2024.
10,000 children across Maine and beyond get to take their classrooms outside for four weeks of fun outdoor learning activities, thanks to the hard work of our WinterKids volunteers! Their support allows us to equip all participating schools and teachers with extensive toolkits for every student.
Volunteers will be needed for various in-office toolkit-assembly support opportunities throughout the months of November and December.