If you ask just about any volunteer patroller, "why do you like patrolling?" the answer you are most likely to get, is that has to do with the people. Being on a patrol is like joining an extended family, and every winter is like a family reunion... the good kind. If you like being outdoors and helping people, and would like to to give back to your community but haven't found the right volunteer opportunity that makes you feel energized, you should take a look at the National Ski Patrol.
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