Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Power Thru The Powder with Dollar Giving. We have an action packed weekend with a variety of activities and needs supporting all our operations including the 50+ families that will be onsite with us at Ski Sundown. It is only through people like you who make this weekend possible. There are many opportunities to get involved! Sign up today and a member of our Volunteer Committee will reach out to you.

  • Participant Reception
  • Registration & Information
  • Family Supporter
  • Food & Beverages
  • Participant Activities
  • Media Liaison
  • Photography & Videography



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2018 Volunteer Memory

It was a great joy to volunteer and be able to provide this opportunity to some of the kids I work with and to see their smiles at being able to experience something new. Seeing the families of those kids enjoy their children’s happiness and being so proud of how wonderful they did were the most memorable moments. This event is so important raising awareness and providing opportunities in a way that is sensitive and accommodating to their disabilities is a critical part of being inclusive. It was such a special weekend to volunteer. – Alana



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Hosted by Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Connecticut in partnership with STRIDE and Dollar Giving, the Power Thru the Powder Weekend on February 2nd and February 3rd is one of the largest adaptive skiing and snowboarding events for people with different abilities and disabilities in the Northeast.

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A weekend filled with inspiration on and off the slopes networking families to one another as well as recognize and connect with 20+ nonprofit organizations in the community.

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Ski Sundown | 126 Ratlum Road | New Hartford, CT 06057

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Saturday, February 2nd – Sunday, February 3rd

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Money donated will go directly to cover the expenses of the families to provide them this life changing experience. Additional funds will go to nonprofit organizations in the community including STRIDE and Dollar Giving.

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Bobby Nims | Bobby.Nims@dollargiving.org | 860.966.0361

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Yes and is expanding every year!

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Up to two (2) lift tickets for participants and family members accompanying them on the slope are offered at no charge. Lift ticket prices purchased or needed outside the program can be found at the Ski Sundown ticket office or online at skisundown.com.

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Directions can be found below.

126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057

 

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All parking including handicap parking is adjacent to the base of the mountain within close proximity and accessibility of the main lodge and equipment lodge.

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Parking is Free.

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There are few local bed and breakfast offering accommodations and are located within 10-20 minutes of Ski Sundown.  The Simsbury Inn in Simsbury, Residence Inn by Marriott and Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon are about 30 minutes drive from Ski Sundown.

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In the event of cancellation you will be notified. Because conditions and weather can change quickly in New England, please check into this website for updates.

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You must possess your own health insurance.

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Yes, all personal data submitted and shared through this platform is secure.  Dollar Giving servers are secured by GeoTrust™ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption certificates. We use industry leading SHA-256 with RSA encryption when transferring payment information between web browsers, Stripe (our credit card processor) and your bank as well as information submitted through web forms.  Additionally, all health information of participants subsequently exchanged with Ski Sundown and Stride is also done so securely.

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Unfortunately, rides are not provided at this time.

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Yes. Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be served to all participants, volunteers and families throughout Power Thru The Powder weekend. Ski Sundown cafeteria will also be open.

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Absolutely yes. Knowing how to ski or anything about skiing is not a requirement to volunteering. We will need many volunteers over the course of the weekend. Please see our FAQ on:

There many responsibilities included but are not limited to –

  • Parking Assistance
  • Registration and Information Table Activities
  • Family Supporter
  • Food and Beverages
  • Participant Activities
  • Entertainment Management
  • Media Liasion
  • Photography and Videography
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Bobby Nims | Bobby.Nims@dollargiving.org | 860.966.0361

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Volunteers must be 16 years or older. (Under 18 requires parental consent). No minimum or maximum age for participants.

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There is a limited number of participant spots for Power Thru The Powder weekend.

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In th event of cancellation you will be notified. Because conditions and weather can change quickly in New England, please check into on this website for updates.

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We appreciate your committment to volunteer at this non-profit event. In addition to the appropriate clothing, we want you to bring enthusiasm and excitement.

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Please wear appropriate clothing reflecting you might be spending time outside.

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Please arrive by 8:00 am if you’re volunteering for the morning shift and 12:00 pm if you’re volunteering for the afternoon shift.

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No, you are not required to make a financial donation.

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There will be brief informational phone calls leading up to the event that will serve as volunteer orientation. We will also communicate relevant updates to you.

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January 15th 2019

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Yes. Volunteers will be inside and outside. Our volunteer coordinator will work closely with you and all volunteers lead up to and on the weekend of the event.

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Yes. Our event committee will work closely with Ski Sundown to ensure accessibility and accommodations.

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Get involved in helping us fundraise and connect with sponsors.

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An incredibly inspiring weekend with at approximately 10-15 families that we will be supporting for each session.

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Minimum age is 16 years old. Under 18 years of age requires parental consent.

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We absolutely welcome your support. This will be the first time for many experiencing Power Thru the Powder Weekend!

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No supervision can be provided to children unfortunately.

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All volunteers will receive a discount lift ticket for $30 if interested in hitting the slopes before or after their shift.

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Yes. We are happy to provide you an official letter | document upon request.

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Yes. We shall keep you in our distribution list and inform on our upcoming events. You may also go to www.dollargiving.org to stay connected.

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No. Please spread the word encouraging friends and family. Sign up deadline through the website is January 15th.

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There many responsibilities included but are not limited to –

  • Parking Assistance
  • Registration and Information Table Activities
  • Family Supporter
  • Food and Beverages
  • Participant Activities
  • Entertainment Management
  • Media Liasion
  • Photography and Videography
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