Valley Spur Volunteering

On 27-Jan-2002, my son Jeff and I volunteered for a three-hour stretch at the Valley Spur ski lodge. Our job was to collect money from skiers, get them to sign in, keep the fire going, advise on trail choices and conditions, and so forth. Jeff just had a grand time. He was thrilled to have a job that he could do himself, and actually got quite good at collecting money, putting into the till, and making change. And he got to wear that cool, green, U.S. Forest Service volunteer badge too. He seems to like working the desk more than he likes skiing.

Jeff greeting skiers from behind the desk at the Valley Spur cross-country ski lodge.

Jeff greeting skiers from behind the desk at the Valley Spur cross-country ski lodge.

Jeff involved in some heavy-duty paperwork in between collecting money from skiers at Valley Spur.

Jeff involved in some heavy-duty paperwork in between collecting money from skiers at Valley Spur.