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Volunteer for SOS Outreach at SkiFever & Snowboard Expo

Here's an awesome volunteer opportunity! All volunteers get a wristband to the show! Please sign up for a time slot to hang out at the SOS Outreach booth & spread the SOS love!

Here's all it takes: 1) Register as a volunteer online at https://secure.civicore.com/sosclient/ or go to sos.civicore.com, enter client tracking, and click the New Volunteer Form.

2) Email me which time slot you want to sign up for.

3) Attend our SOS Outreach Orientation on Tuesday, October 20th 6-8pm at REI Clackamas.

I'll be sure to confirm your time slot after the Orientation. Thank you!

SkiFever November 6, 7, & 8 at the Expo Center:

-Friday 1pm - 5:30pm. -Friday 5:30pm - 10pm. -Saturday 10am - 2pm. -Saturday 2pm - 6pm. -Saturday 6pm - 10pm. -Sunday 10am - 2pm. -Sunday 2pm - 6pm.

About SOS SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a nonprofit organization, our programs build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. SOS is on pace to serve more than 4,500 youth across the nation in 2009-2010.

SOS Outreach began as the Snowboard Outreach Society, before expanding to include skiing. This past winter, we began snowshoeing and telemark skiing programs as well. In January, we merged with Meet the Wilderness, which has served a similar demographic with outdoor sports since 1974. The merger means SOS Outreach is now a year-round, perennial organization that - in addition to snowsports - now includes activities like rock climbing, teams courses, hiking and camping.

Each SOS program integrates the five core values of our organization: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom and Compassion. Our curriculum includes consistent adult mentors, community service opportunities, and the adult mentor relationships that are central to our programs.

About Learn to Ride The largest, most fundamental winter program we offer is called Learn to Ride (LTR). Beyond learning how to snowboard, the SOS Learn to Ride curriculum promotes a positive self-image and teaches social competency and positive values.

Learn to Ride participants are provided with five days of professional instruction, equipment rental, lift tickets and clothing. Utilizing the fast learning curve and "cool factor" of snowboarding, students are able to overcome fears, reach new goals and discover new possibilities in a relatively short timeframe.

As part of the SOS curriculum, the five-day LTR program focuses on one of the five core values each day: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom and Compassion. The morning begins with a discussion about the core value, and the activities of the day elicit examples of that value in action. The day ends with another discussion of the core value and SOS adult mentors encourage students to look for ways these values impact their everyday decisions.

The culmination of the program is a graduation ceremony where students and instructors acknowledge strengths in each other and express gratitude in front of a small audience.

Thank you so much for making a difference!

Warmest regards,

Malee Lucas

Regional Program Manager--Oregon

SOS Outreach Cell: (503) 816-3890 Email: [email protected]

"Building character in underserved youth to enhance decision-making for healthy and successful life experiences."

Please visit our website: www.sosoutreach.org

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