Volunteer

Challenge Mountain builds relationships that last a lifetime and fosters communities where differences are diminished, blurred and often erased. Our programs are about more than just the participant experience. They are about the volunteers, staff, family and friends that are part of every experience. At Challenge Mountain, it’s the people who make the difference.

Challenge Mountain has an amazing network of programming and resale store volunteers with more than 150 individuals contributing over 17,500 volunteer hours annually. Strong bonds develop between our program staff, volunteers, participants and families and they serve as positive role models and inspiration for one another. Our staff and volunteers take great pride in their role as bridge builders – meaning they not only facilitate recreation activities in a safe environment that encourages social interactions, but also create opportunities where none exist.

While we continue to grow our volunteer base year after year, many of our volunteers have been involved with CM since its inception and continue to introduce new, energetic volunteers to the organization through their involvement. At Challenge Mountain, great things happen together! Call 231.582.1186 and join the team!

Recreational Program Volunteers

Challenge Mountain adaptive recreation programs are facilitated by our Program Director, Linda Armstrong with the help of more than 35 individuals from our local communities who contribute over 2,200 volunteer hours annually. These dedicated individuals are a critical part of the success of Challenge Mountain programs today and in the future.

Resale Store Volunteers

Our Resale Store staff manages an extensive volunteer base that includes 55 individuals who contribute over 11,650 volunteer hours annually. These dedicated individuals are a critical part of the success of the Challenge Mountain Resale Store today and in the future.

The Nightmare Volunteers

Volunteers Terry and Jim Baker organize and implement The Nightmare event on Fridays and Saturdays in October.  Set-up for the Halloween theatrical show starts in August each year.  Over 60 volunteers lend a hand with set-up and casting the shows logging more than 3,500 hours.  The Nightmare is a fundraiser benefiting Challenge Mountain programs for individuals living with disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Resale Store
  • Sorting & Pricing
  • Serving Customers
  • Organizing Merchandise
  • Keeping Store Tidy
Recreation
  • Lift Operator*
  • Adaptive Ski Instructor*
  • Snowboard Instructor
  • Cross Country Ski Instructor/Guide
  • Snowmobile Driver
  • Snowshoe Guide
  • Equipment Room
  • Registration
  • Kitchen
  • Lodge Maintenance
  • Camping
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Special Activities & Outings

* Challenge Mountain offers
volunteer training for use
of adaptive ski equipment.

Upcoming Volunteer
Needs/Events

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