ARISE & Ski Seeks Volunteers For 2011 Ski Season

Attention all skiers and snowboarders: you have the opportunity to help others learn how to participate in the winter sports you love. ARISE & Ski, Central New York’s only all-inclusive adaptive ski and snowboarding program, is seeking volunteers to help individuals with disabilities learn how to ski and snowboard in the 2011 season. The program takes place Saturdays and Sundays for six weeks in January and February at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius, New York.

ARISE & SKI will hold its first volunteer information meeting on September 15th at the Manlius Public Library Community room from 6 pm to 8 pm. All returning volunteers are encouraged to attend as well as all new people who are interested in helping.

All skill-levels of volunteers are appreciated, and there are some indoor volunteer opportunities available. ARISE & Ski participants are of all ages, and families are welcome. Volunteers receive a free lift pass for every shift worked.

The only thing better than feeling the rush of the cool wind as you race down a mountain is sharing that rush with someone else. For more information on ARISE & Ski opportunities, contact Richelle Maki at 671-3094 or e-mail [email protected]


ARISE Child and Family Service, Inc. (ARISE) is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities. The organization has a 30-year history of providing advocacy and services, and each year ARISE works with approximately 3,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.

ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango, NY.