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Volunteer Ski, Snowboard Instructors Needed for Richfield's Adaptive Program

Training begins Jan. 3. 2013.

Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Recreation Services press release.

Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE) is a cooperative between the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield that provides recreation, leisure and community education opportunities for people with disabilities.

The AR&LE Ski & Snowboard program is seeking intermediate to advanced ski and snowboard volunteers to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to ski or snowboard at Hyland Hills in Bloomington. You will be provided with training how to teach an individual how to ski or snowboard. For a successful season 80 - 90 volunteers are needed. Our program serves around 70 students of various ages and abilities each year. Without volunteers our program would not be possible or the huge success that it is!

The benefit to you as a volunteer: You will be provided each Thursday with a lift ticket starting at 4:00 pm and free ski or snowboard rental. So, you ski or snowboard for free before and after lesson time with your student. You also get to meet a great individual to ski or snowboard with for 2 hours each Thursday for 7 weeks!

Important dates for you to consider when volunteering with our program:

Dry-Land Training: Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm

On-the-Hill Training: Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Program Dates: Thursday’s, January 10 – February 21, 2013 6:30 – 8:45 pm

If you or a friend would be interested in volunteering please visit www.richfieldrecreation.com. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Ann at 612-861-9361.

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