Volunteer

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.

“How can you pass up an opportunity to ski at night at the Loaf??! There is something magical about the mountain at night with all the lights on the trails! Even more, it is so inspirational to see all of those who have skied all night! Put this on your bucket list and help by volunteering at WinterKids!”

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Cheryl Oakes

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Photo: Whitney J. Fox Photography

Whenever it is possible, I volunteer to help at Winterkids fundraising events! I’ve joined RAID 5k teams, Beach 2 Beacon team and a License to Chill event. I promote this program wherever I go! My twin sons learned how to snowboard at Sugarloaf and love it to this day because of this wonderful ever growing program! Get those kids outside for a lifetime of winter fun!

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Jodie Mosher-Towle

LONG-TIME WINTERKIDS VOLUNTEER

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Photo: Whitney J. Fox Photography

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MOBILE, KID-CENTERED, TEACHER-APPROVED, RESULTS-DRIVEN, AND AWARD-WINNING

229,428

Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”

SEASON WRAP UP

FY2021

With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

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FY2020

We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.