Volunteer Nation: 3 Events That Need Help This Weekend

Jump judge briefing at O’Dark:30, at Plantation several years ago, photo by Holly Covey

There are still plenty of opportunities available to get out and do some volunteering in the waning 2019 eventing season! The USEA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is designed to encourage people to help grow eventing and help events run smoothly, and there are plenty of perks and awards up for grabs at the end of each season. You can check out the Volunteer leaderboard here and find more volunteering opportunities on EventingVolunteers.com.

At the most recent update, nearly 5,000 volunteers have logged over 93,000 volunteer hours through the VIP program. Many thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers! Here are the events this weekend that are in need of helping hands:

Event: Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday November 15 – Sunday November 17
Address: 7430 North Weber Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93726
Positions available: SJ Scribe, XC Jump Judge, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Timer

Event: Ocala Jockey Club International
Date(s) volunteers needed: Today through Monday, November 18
Address: 8720 W Hwy 318, Reddick, FL, 32686
Positions available: Office Help, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Steward, Hospitality Helper, XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Jump Videographer, XC Steward, Shuttle Drivers, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Steward, SJ Warm-up, Event Takedown- XC

Event: Stable View November Eventing Academy
Date(s) volunteers needed: Today through Sunday, November 17
Address: 117 Stable Dr, Aiken, SC, 29801
Positions available: Event Prep – SJ, XC Safety Spotter, General Signup, Parking Steward, SJ Jump Crew, XC Jump Judge, SJ Warm-up