Programs Department – Volunteer

Seasonal – Part Time YMCA of the Rockies in Parks and Recreation Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job Category Guest Services
  • Qualification Not Specify
  • Schedule Preference Flexible
  • Experience Level Entry Level
  • Job Start Month Year Round
  • Job Available Until Month Year round
  • Benefits
    Single room, all food expenses covered, Snow Mountain Ranch family membership, and free or discounted gear rentals.

Job Description

Position Available: February – March 2021

This is a volunteer position with employee perks.

Position Summary:
Volunteers in our Programs Department provide excellent customer service by advising visiting guests of activities available, signing them up for pre-scheduled and published activities and accepting payment when appropriate. Placement might be in various Recreation areas including Kiva, Tubing Hill & Ice Rink, Canoe Reservoir, Mini-golf, Fishing Shop, or Swimming Pool.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • 6 weeks minimum in this position
  • As an On-Grounds Volunteer, there is a minimum service of at least 24 – 28 hours per week depending on the season. Peak Times – 28 Hours per Week – Saturday before Memorial Day through Saturday after Labor Day; Two Saturdays before Christmas through 1st weekend of April. Off-Peak Times – 24 Hours per Week – 1st weekend of April through Saturday before Memorial Day; Saturday after Labor Day through 2 Saturdays before Christmas


  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English.
  • Current Certifications in First Aid and CPR.
  • Previous experience working with people in the service, recreation or teaching areas.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge and cross-promotion of other departments at Snow Mountain Ranch including, but not limited to, the Family Programs, Day Activities, Lodging and Cabins, Horse and Operations, year round recreational activities, group and cooperate coordination, events, Snow Mountain Ranch history, and local businesses and general ranch and local information.
  • Knowledge of trails system and trail orientation.
  • Required to work in all environments including outdoors in potentially cold and snowy weather.
  • Clean facilities; able to use a variety of cleaning chemicals.
  • Be willing to work as an attendant for recreation facilities or programs including Kiva, mini-golf course, mountain bike rental, program building, snowshoe hikes, climbing wall, etc.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Tubing Hill & Ice Rink requires use of mechanical tools such as Ice Resurfacing Machine and Blade Sharpener for Tubing Hill & Ice Rink, and shovel large amounts of snow, assist fallen passengers, and withstand extreme or harsh weather conditions (Winter only).

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a constant vigilance for hazards involving guests, passengers, employees and machinery; take steps to prevent any incidents.
  • Maintain and set-up of recreation facilities if used as a meeting space.
  • Supervise guests within the facilities for which you are responsible.
  • Able to work with people of all ages.
  • Operate telephone, climbing wall equipment and cleaning equipment.
  • Make change and balance cash box.
  • Train peers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Volunteers are held accountable for all duties of this position. This volunteer description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this position. For any position a supervisor may assign other duties from time to time which are required to ensure efficient and timely completion of overall Snow Mountain Ranch goals. Teaming within and across departments is expected.

Volunteer Perks:

As a volunteer there is no compensation. Volunteer perks include:

  • Room
    • Pinewood Lodge: A smaller dorm facility that can house up to 75 staff and is attached to our administration building. This is our senior housing, primarily serving our volunteer community. Rooms are doubles and can accommodate a couple. Each room has a full bathroom. There is a TV lounge with refrigerator and microwave. All rooms have a private telephone and internet access.
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include:
    • An indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, library, and an art center
      Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort)
    • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
    • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Human Resources Office
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy) and various local restaurants

How to Apply:

Visit our Career Site,, to learn more and apply.

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