Volunteer Opportunities

The Grand Traverse Ski Club is always seeking volunteers to assist with club operations, fundraising, and activities.  If you would like to volunteer or have a special skill set that may be helpful to the organization, please contact us at skigtsc@gmail.com

Families of skiers who participate in Sunday Races are required to volunteer a certain number of race days to ensure that the races run smoothly and efficiently.  Knowledge of ski racing is helpful but not a requirement for most positions.  An invitation to sign-up for volunteer slots and job descriptions and will be conducted through Volunteer Spot during the race season.

Prior to the pandemic, parents were involved in planning and executing our events throughout the year.  As you can imagine, those committees slowly faded away over the last two years due to social distancing and families aging out of GTSC.  We're hoping to recreate these committees and are asking you to take the time to participate!  Committees include:

Ski Swap Committee

Preparation for the mid-November Ski Swap begins in August as the school district is contacted to reserve space, the local ski stores are made aware of the date and we get the word out to the community.  Set-up occurs the Friday before the Swap with the event and tear-down occurring on Saturday.  It's a fun event and our Committee Members don't have to wait in line to see the great inventory!

Sunday Race Committee

Executing an efficient and fun Race Day takes a village.  Our coaches and Race Day volunteers are setting gates before most of us are rolling out of bed!  But there is much to do behind the scenes as well.  From bib and gatekeeper gear distribution to managing the activities in the lodge, there are plenty of opportunities to help.  Most of these duties take place prior to, and after, the race so you won't miss your kid's event!

Benefit Dinner Committee

Get involved with GTSC's largest party of the year.  Lend a hand in choosing the venue and menu for the night.  Help organize the mountain of donated items we receive for the silent auction.  If decorating is your thing, we have a spot for you!  The banquet requires a ton of hours to plan and it would be helpful to divide those hours among several volunteers.

Golf Outing Committee

This fun event will be even better this year as we combine with the Holiday Race Team for a friendly crosstown competition.  The Committee works with area golf courses to determine the best venue for our event.  The Committee will also work closely with the folks at HRT to determine what each year's competition will look like.

Invitational Committee

While most of our Sunday Races take place at Hickory, we still have two or three Invitationals each year away from our hill.  In 2023, we'll have the Holiday Race Team Invitational, the Nordica Rally and the Welborn Cup.  Each event requires volunteers to create a potluck menu list, help with bib distribution and, in general, make sure our skiers are in the right place at the right time!