Volunteering with VISAS – We are a “Hands-on” Team
If you are interested in joining us as a VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTOR, please read the “General Information page” for IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
AFTER you have attended the INSTRUCTOR RECRUITMENT MEETING held in early November complete this questionnaire if you are hoping to join VISAS as a volunteer instructor. Please note, there are a limited number of passes available each year.
If you wish to continue, complete the NEW INSTRUCTORS QUESTIONNAIRE by opening the toggle below.
New Instructors Questionnaire
You will be contacted soon. If you have been accepted to take the CADS Level 1 Training, you must complete your Instructor Profile on our VISAS Portal (before the first day of dryland training)
NOTE: You will be required to obtain a Volunteer Membership with BCAS (BC Adaptive Snowsports) which will give you your *CADS membership NUMBER needed to complete your Portal registration and for your training. Cost is $48/year.
*CADS number:The Member ID number when you register through BCAS.
Enter User name (ie. jdoe) > Enter a password > Follow prompts
Continue through each section until all information has been entered
If you have missed anything, you will be directed to complete whatever it is and then you must Submit again
If all is complete you will receive a notification to your email
Pay PARTICULAR ATTENTION to the following:
Your CONTACT INFORMATION: This will be used for scheduling and notification – it is VERY IMPORTANT that the Portal has your correct contact information
AVAILABILITY: Select the day (AM/PM) of the week that you are committing to for the season (your Duty Day). (The expectation is 1 day per week throughout the ski season – last year that was 16 days).
Select “MAYBE” for any other days you are available and/or for Night Skiing. (This will be helpful for scheduling participants on the waitlist)
Black out any known dates that you are unavailable (update as the season progresses). Note: you are responsible for finding a replacement for duty days on which you are unavailable; the portal is helpful in that quest.
LEGAL PAGE MUST BE COMPLETED TO RECEIVE A VISAS VOLUNTEER SKI PASS: The Criminal Records Check (CRC) process takes up to 6 weeks. If you cannot complete it online through the Portal, contact the Program Coordinator to request a “CRC REQUEST LETTER”, which can be delivered to your local RCMP detachment office.
Note: there is no charge for a CRC for a non-profit organization such as VISAS.