No Speed Suit Required – Volunteer with USTSA

USTSADo you love telemark racing but fear the speed suit? You can still be a part of the team by lending your expertise for one of our many volunteer positions. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist the Board of Directors in the areas of: development, outreach, fundraising, public relations, administration, and event planning.

Be a part of the telemark racing legacy today!

There are all kinds of volunteer opportunities, large and small, needing a variety of skills.  If your have benefited from Telemark Racing or your son or daughter currently enjoys the sport, or you are a big fan, please seriously consider what you might do to help ease the load on our current volunteers AND help move the the organization forward. If you have an idea of a way to help and don’t see it on the list, please let us know at and we will be happy to work with you.

Volunteer Opportunities1.       Membership Promotion and Tracking

a.       Develop a membership campaign plan (email, US Mail, newsletter, website announcements, phone calls, etc)
b.      Work with Eric Lamb to coordinate the update of our account at with new rates, dates, etc.
c.       Maintain an Excel spreadsheet to track all memberships and assign new membership numbers to new members.
d.      Distribute copy of membership list to board members regularly (monthly)
e.      Send membership letter and stickers to new members within 2 weeks of their purchase of the membership.

2.       Website – Maintain Events Section

a.       Post USTSA Sanctioned events on USTSA website calendar of events.
b.      Post FIS World Cup Telemark events on the USTSA website, calendar of events.
c.       Search the web for non-USTSA Telemark events and post them on the USTSA website calendar.
d.      Post reminder of events on US Team Facebook page the week or two prior to the event.

3.       Team Contracts and Paperwork for A, B, Development and Regional Team members

a.       Revise Team Contracts and paperwork (Emergency Contact Form, Size Form, Biography) per Board of Directors.
b.      Email and Mail USPS Contract Packets.
c.       Track return of Contracts and other required information.
d.      Follow up, follow up and follow up again with team members until all documents and payments are submitted to USTSA.
e.      Maintain team information and biographies on website.

4.    Organize Regional Race at your local/nearby hill

        Review the Race Organizer Guide on the website for additional information.

5.    Public Relations

a.    Assume responsibility for issuing press releases following USTSA Sanctioned races and World Cup races where the US has competitors.
b.    Submit Articles for the USTSA newsletter and website.
c.     Submit Articles to Telemark Skier and other print and online publications.
d.    Post on Facebook page to help keep it current.
e.    Other ideas?

6.    Strategic Planning

a.    Assist the Board in developing a strategic plan with short and long term goals

7.    Coordinate a plan to “Reach Out” to other youth programs

a.    Determine where there are youth programs that we can reach out to.
b.   Work with the Board to develop a budget and a plan (short term and long term) to visit these programs with some of our racers.

8.    Maintain the Photo section of the website using Flickr account

a.    Collect photos throughout the year from various sources, usually parent photographers and racers.
b.    Organize them into sets and upload the to Flickr
c.     Coordinate with Linda Hobbs to have new menu items added to the website with links to the new Flickr sets of photos.
d.    This tends to happen towards the end of the season and soon after the season when photographers have time to organize their photos and send them to you.

9.    Videography

a.    Create a gate judge training video
b.    Produce video to be used on website, YouTube  to promote USTSA, might also be used with sponsors.
c.    Other projects as needed

Specific Skills or Experience:

1. Graphics Designer for making posters and brochures
2.  Insurance Industry
3.  Writer – Magazine articles and Press Releases
4.  Television Industry