Volunteering

PAXC is a volunteer-driven incorporated not-for-profit community club. We rely upon volunteers to make our organization run! There are several ways to volunteer to help provide great cross country skiing to our community.

Kids ski school: parents and volunteers are essential to our ski school. The number of kids that can participate is directly related to how many volunteers and parents we have. Assistant roles requires no specific ski expertise. National coaching training is available and will be paid for by the club. See the 'Contact us' tab on the main page to get in touch with the ski school coordinator.

Fall trail work / adopt-a-trail: We have 12 km of trails to brush and prepare in the fall. Our adopt-a-trail assigns a certain section of trail to individuals or groups to prepare for the winter. If you are comfortable with power tools (brush saw or power trimmer) or have your own, please volunteer by contacting the club president in the 'contact us' tab on the main page.

Major trail projects occur every couple of years. Notices will be posted on those occasions.

If you have access to specific machinery we also want to hear from you! Tractor, brush hog, bulldozer or digger - we have small and large projects in waiting. 

Social events: Have an idea for a social event? The club will support it in whatever way we can. A small budget may be available to cover costs if you volunteer to organize it.

Club executive: PAXC runs on an executive committee model. The executive meets once a month to manage the club operations and finances. The time commitment is modest but the pay off is substantial for our community. The elected executive roles are:
President: oversee operations and financial stability, facilitate consensus on priorities, chair meetings
Treasurer: create monthly budget report (on Excel spreadsheet), re-imburse expenses as needed from club account, signing authority on club bank account
Membership: oversee the online registration database, liaise with XC Ontario and NCD
Secretary: take and distribute minutes
Members at large: attend monthly meetings in no operating capacity, reflect the views of the 'average' club member

Grooming: the trail manager is a nominated position and a small group of volunteer groomers maintain the trails. As this is a skilled job, a training apprenticeship is required. If you are mechanically minded, have a semi-flexible schedule, and comfortable to prepare the trails alone (and often at night) please contact the trail manager or club president to inquire if there are openings.