Nearly 300 volunteers are necessary to host this incredible event! Help is needed leading up to the event, on the day of, and post-event. Volunteers can now sign up here on our volunteer website. If you have questions, please contact Kim Sharkey at

Volunteer FAQs

Do I need a ski pass to volunteer?

No, you don’t. While some volunteer positions require a pass, not all of them do; there are plenty of ways to help if you don’t have a pass and/or if you are not a skier. If you do not have a ski pass, you will need a foot passenger pass to ride the Lionshead gondola. Vail Resorts will not allow you to bring any ski equipment on the gondola if you have a foot passenger pass. If you haven’t already done so, please contact me and let me know if you will need a foot passenger pass. If you are working on a deck, you must have your own ski pass to get to the deck.

Will I receive training prior to my volunteer commitment?

Yes, we will schedule several volunteer orientations in March.

Is there a minimum volunteer commitment?

A few hours of your time is all we need to make Pink Vail spectacular. We have some fun thank you gifts for our volunteers this year. We distributed volunteer gifts at the in-person trainings. If you haven’t yet picked up your gifts, you can stop by Jack’s Place on Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00am to 7:00pm and pick them up. You will also be able to pick up in the volunteer area in the Adventure Ridge building on Saturday, March 21.

What should I wear when I volunteer?

Pink is always encouraged! Volunteers will be given an "Event Staff" bib to wear during your shift. 

Is parking available for volunteers on the day of the event?

Unfortunately, parking is not provided. Paid parking is available at Lionshead. You are encouraged to use free parking options and public transportation. 

Is there transportation for volunteers?

Yes. We will have a shuttle available for volunteers – first-come, first-served. The shuttle will depart the east side of the Shaw Cancer Center (in front of the Edwards Surgery Center) on the :15 of every hour, starting at 6:15 am. It will pick up at the Lionshead parking structure on the South Frontage Rd. on the :45 of each hour, the last shuttle will leave Shaw at 2:15 pm and leave Lionshead transit center at 4:45 pm. We can’t guarantee a spot on the shuttle, so be prepared to carpool to Vail if the van is full.

May I bring my child with me to volunteer?

Children may volunteer with their parent. Contact Kim Sharkey at to inquire about the best volunteer positions for children.

What time do I need to be there?

ARRIVE: plan ahead to arrive at your volunteer location by the start of your shift. This might mean that you need to be on the gondola 30 minutes to one hour before your scheduled shift. If your shift starts on the mountain between 7:00 am and 8:30 am, you must be on the gondola at 7:00 am. Vail Resorts runs the gondola from 7:00 am until 7:10 am only.

VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN: Note that this has changed - please check in prior to your shift at the volunteer area in the Adventure Ridge building at Eagle’s Nest at the top the Lionshead Gondola. The Adventure Ridge building is just east of the Pink Vail Headquarters tent. There, you will be given an “Event Staff” bib to wear during your shift. It’s important that you wear the bib so our event participants can easily identify you if they have questions about the event. At the end of your shift, please return the bib to the volunteer check-in area.

There are a few of you volunteering at the base of both gondolas & at the decks – no need for you to check in at the top, you can check in at the base of your gondola at the Pink Vail information tent or go directly to your deck. Also, when you check in, please ask who your volunteer lead is – this is the person who will train you for your shift. Your staff bib will be given to you at your deck.

Will there be food for the volunteers?

In the morning, we will have donuts from Northside and juice from Green Elephant Juicery at the bottom of the Lionshead gondola and coffee in the Pink Vail Headquarters tent. We’ll have snacks and waters all day and a deli lunch available in the volunteer space in the Adventure Ridge building from 11:30 to 1:30.

Can I view the Pink Vail Map Online?

Yes, please click here for a 2015 Pink Vail map.

Additional questions can be address to Kim Sharkey at