Volunteer Nation: 5 Events Needing Help This Weekend

Leah Lang-Gluscic thanks the Pony Club volunteers while they give AP Prime a pat. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Signing up to volunteer some of your time has never been simpler thanks to EventingVolunteers.com. For those of you competing on the weekends, it can definitely be hard to find blocks of time to donate. But it never hurts to stop by the show office and find out what you can do to help — maybe there is help needed at the end of the day tearing down the show jump course. There is usually always help needed, so even if you only have an hour to spare put it to good use! And remember: since most events are spectator-less right now, the existing pool of on-site volunteers shrinks. Many thanks to our hard working volunteers as they get organized for another weekend of eventing!

We’ve compiled some resources on volunteering with COVID-19 regulations in mind. We’ll reference this list each week in Volunteer Nation, so take a few moments to familiarize yourself with what’s new and different.

COVID-19 Resources for Eventers
Volunteers Adapt to the New Normal
Volunteers Weigh In on New COVID-19 Protocols

As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

Event: Course Brook Farm HT
Dates: Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, July 19
Address: 39 Brush Hill Road, Sherborn, MA 01770
Position(s) Available: To obtain availability and sign up, visit this website.

Event: Full Gallop Farm July HT
Dates: Sunday, July 19
Address: 3828 Wagener Rd, Aiken, SC, 29805
Position(s) Available: XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Score Runner, XC Timer, XC Starter, XC Warm-up, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Scribe, Dressage Warm-up, Hospitality Helper, Floater, Volunteer Check-in, Parking Steward, Office Help, Scorers, SJ In Gate, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Scribe

Event: Full Moon Farm Aloha HT
Dates: Sunday, July 19
Address: 4286 Louisville Rd, Finksburg, MD, 21048-2723
Position(s) Available: XC Jump Judge, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Additional Help

Event: Galway Downs Summer HT
Dates: Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19
Address: 38801 Los Corralitos Rd, Temecula, CA 92592
Position(s) Available: Dressage Steward, Dressage Scribe, XC Jump Judge, XC Score Runner, XC Timer, SJ Ring Steward, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Score Runner

Event: Stable View July Eventing Academy
Dates: Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, July 19
Address: 117 Stable Dr, Aiken, SC, 29801
Position(s) Available: Event Prep – SJ, XC Safety Spotter, Floater, XC Jump Crew, XC Control – Assistant, XC Jump Judge, Dressage Steward, Hospitality Helper, Floater, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Steward