Be a Volunteer

With the variety of events that the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) hosts, volunteers and potential volunteers are probably wondering what might happen next. To be honest with you, oftentimes we're wondering the same.

The 2008-09 winter season, for example, we have a lot of events on tap: World Championship Men's Luge, Women's Luge, Doubles Luge, World Championship Women's Bobsled, Men's Bobsled, Skeleton, World Cup Freestyle, and Nor Am Alpine Championships. Many of these athletes were medal winners in Torino and it is awesome to think they come to the little town of Lake Placid to compete for more medals. These events are crucial for athletes. Even though it is not an Olympic year, these athletes are still vying to be World Champions in their respective sports, leading them to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

With the Olympic Training Center located here in Lake Placid, the number of different types of events is endless. In addition to World Cup competitions we have junior athletic events, festivals, concerts, and much more. So as you can see, ORDA has a continual need for volunteers. We encourage you to check out our web site and digest the events going on this year and in the future.

If interested, please contact us by clicking here and registering online or by calling our volunteer hotline at 518-523-1655 ext 286. Volunteering is a great way to learn about the history of this great area and meet people from the Lake Placid region. Most of our volunteers are from Lake Placid and the surrounding towns, but in the last couple of years we have also had volunteers come as far as Maryland, Michigan and Georgia to help out. For our World Cup Bobsled and Skeleton races, we even had a group of volunteers from Florida!

Volunteer Registration Form

Some of our typical volunteer needs | Calendar of Events

Volunteer Newsletter

Find out what has been going on and what is going to happen next. The Volunteer Torch is the volunteer newsletter where all of the volunteers receive information on the up and coming events along with the wrap-up of previously held events. Click the links below for a free download of the most recent issues. There are more to come every month.*

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