Become part of our community!
The Community Sailing Center provides award-winning, diverse programming only because of the hard work, enthusiasm, and time donated by our dedicated volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to get involved at the CSC and connect with Lake Champlain. Projects vary and cover an array of activities and skill sets. Detailed job descriptions can be found here.
Types of work:
• *NEW in 2017* Education Volunteer: Support the CSC’s 4th and 5th grade STEM and environment education program. For details see the Floating Classrooms Volunteer Description.
• Rental Assistance
• Facility & Fleet Maintenance
• Special Events/Community Outreach
• Other: people with professional skills in photography, videographer, and so much more can help us so please share any talents you might have.
There are two ways to volunteer.
Requirements: Attend any/all shifts you sign up for. Report volunteer hours. Attend any required trainings (see specific job descriptions).
Benefits: Other than meeting great people, spending time on or near the Lake, and supporting the CSC, volunteers also earn one hour of free rentals for every two hours of service.
To Register: Complete the Volunteer Registration. You will begin receiving bi-weekly Volunteer Opportunities emails. These include links to sign-up for volunteer shifts. At your first training or shift you will complete a CSC liability waiver, and a Volunteer Expectations Agreement.
The Mates Program
Limited to 15 people, the Mates Program expectations and standards are different from those of a typical volunteer. The benefits match these increased expectations.
Requirements: Commit to volunteering 30 hours from May-October. Attend any/all shifts you sign up for. Report volunteer hours. Attend Mates Program Training on May 20 (rain date May 21).
Benefits: Other than meeting great people, spending time on or near the Lake, and supporting the CSC, Mates also earn unlimited free rentals, are enrolled in a free Mates-only sailing course (15 hours over the course of two weekend days), and receive one course discount (discount of 25% first year, 50% second year).
To Register: Complete the Volunteer Registration. After receiving your registration we will contact you to arrange an interview. You will begin receiving bi-weekly Volunteer Opportunities emails. First come first serve. Limit 15 people. At Mate Training you will complete a CSC liability waiver and a Volunteer Expectations Agreement.
To Volunteer or Apply to the Mates Program:
1. Review the Volunteer Expectations.
2. Please fill out the Volunteer Registration form online.
Contact Morgan LaPointe with any questions.