We would love to hear about the ways you volunteer. Please email us a short paragraph about a department team building volunteer day or the time you personally give to make a postive change in your communities and we will post it for others to read. Please enclude a picture or two in the email that shows you or your group volunteering.
Below you will find experiences that have been shared to us recently by Vail Resorts' employees. If you are interested in volunteering, head to the VR Echo Volunteer page.
|Morgan Bast, Marketing Coordinator|
The corporate marketing team volunteered with Boulder County Open Space and Mountain Parks to remove over 2,700 feet of barbed wire and fence posts so that a new fence could be built a farm could start operating agriculturally again.
Moragn says, "I really enjoyed watching Tom Harrington from strategic alliance wrestle with a fence post for the majority of the morning and seeing Jennifer Wolfe-Kimball's, in-season promotions, delight in the amount of barbed wire that got wrapped. I definitely learned what sort of work habits my coworkers have and that if you're going to need someone to wrap 10 feet of wire, Randi VanWyk is your girl. The day gave me an opportunity to see these people in a new light and I'll definitely carry that on when I get back to the office."
|Suzanne Emery, Sales Manager, Colorado Mountain Express|
CME employees grabbed trash bags and spent time cleaning up 1 mile of the Rio Grande Trail outside the Glenwood Springs office earlier this summer. The trail runs from Glenwood to Aspen and is frequented by many locals and tourists during the warm, summer months. "We're already looking forward to another trail clean up day this fall," says Suzanne.
|Amy Muensterman, HR manager, Snake River Lodge and Spa|
Employees from Snake River Lodge & Spa participated in two team building days with Habitat for Humanity. Successfully fending off rain, snow and hail, the group worked together to complete a house for one of their own coworkers. "Knowing we were helping one of our own gave us even more drive for the project," said Amy. SRLS's employees are already looking forward to another Team Build day this fall."
|Pat Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Breckenridge|
"It was terrific to see so many employees from across our company energized about giving back through a volunteer project like the Hayman Restoration day. It reaffirms how important our core values of partnering with our communities and protecting the environment are to Vail Resorts employees and our culture. Personally, I really enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships and share this experience working side by side (down in the dirt) with folks from other areas of the company."
|Scott Yule, Electrical Distribution Manager for Breckenridge and Keystone|
"Working for Breckenridge Ski Resort and BOSAC in a multi-dimensional role helping create a sense of community stewardship to protect this resource from the potential impacts of development and on-going recreation activities is very inspiring!"