Volunteering at Silver Blades
Silver Blades is a volunteer-run club with over 500 members, and your involvement is critical to our success! That’s why each family registering a Preliminary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior skater is required to put in 10 volunteer hours over the course of the season. And registrations for skaters at these four levels will not be completed without a $200 Volunteer cheque or online deposit (to be processed on April 30, 2018 if you don’t fulfill your family’s 10-hour volunteering commitment). This policy is in line with other volunteer-run clubs in the GTA and Southern Ontario, and necessary because of the high volume of work involved in running a skating club of our size.
We have historically relied on a small group of volunteers to do an enormous amount of work. Our goal is to increase our volunteer base, give all of our members a better understanding of the club's goals and operations, and hopefully attract more new members to join our Board, once they see that the commitment is manageable.
Don't worry! We will have plenty of volunteer opportunities to help you meet your 10-hour commitment by the end of the season. You can view the lineup of volunteer roles we're currently recruiting under the registration tab of our website. And if you like the sound of something you see there, go ahead and sign yourself up for it.
We'll also be announcing new volunteer opportunities as they crop up in our "In the Loop" monthly newsletter, so keep an eye on your inbox for this updated info.
Listed below are events that require volunteers for the 2017/2018 season. If you are interested in volunteering for these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate event leader.
2018 Ice Show
Date: April 13-14, 2018
Event Leader: Colleen O'Brien, Ice Show Chair
We require a committee to help prepare for the Ice Show and many volunteers to help before, during and after the event. We also require lots of volunteers to help during the shows!
Date: May 7, 2018
Event Leader: Christina Semler, Special Events Chair
We require a committee to help prepare for this annual banquet, set up on the day of the event, and assist in any clean-up.
Dates: Nov 12, Jan 20, Mar 8, May 17
Event Leader: Andrea Horcsok, Test Chair
We require volunteers to help run our four test days this season, as well as contribute food for the judges and coaches. All required roles are listed on the registration tab of our website. Please check that first and if nothing is available but you are still interested, email email@example.com and we will notify you if something comes up.
2018 Club Competition
Date: Feb 24
Event Leader: Julia Fuller, Competition Chair
We require volunteers to help run the competition day, as well as contribute food for the judges and coaches. All required roles are listed on the registration tab of our website. Please check that first and if nothing is available but you are still interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will notify you if something comes up.