April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month:
At Challenge Mountain, We Appreciate Our Volunteers Every Single Day!
Spring is the perfect time for a national day to celebrate the contributions of volunteers. But at Challenge Mountain, we celebrate volunteers “every single day,” shares Executive Director Elizabeth Looze. “Our volunteers bring value to each aspect of Challenge Mountain—from the Resale Store to adaptive recreation programs,” she adds.
Annually, 56 Resale Store volunteers donate over 11,955 hours of time. This is valued at $304,000 in volunteer labor including: accepting and sorting donations, stocking racks and shelves, creating displays, assisting shoppers, and keeping the store tidy.
Prior to COVID restrictions, an average of 76 volunteers provide nearly 1,800 life-enhancing adaptive recreational experiences with almost 1,500 hours of service each year. This includes adaptive skiing, biking, hiking, SPIRIT Day Camp and so much more that would not otherwise be possible for those living with disabilities.
Interested in volunteering? Visit the Volunteer page on the WEBSITE to learn more.
(Pictured above is the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. When it becomes safe to gather, Challenge Mountain staff have plans to recognize volunteers again.)