Volunteer Nation: 6 Events You Can Help This Weekend

Prepped and ready to scribe… Photo by
Claire O’Dell.

What is your favorite volunteer role? I am a bit limited in the positions I’ve volunteered for, personally, but I think most of us would probably choose jump judging or scribing as our favorites. With jump judging, there’s the excitement of cross country action while with scribing the educational opportunities (and potential for hand cramps, of course) is exponential. Volunteering has always been an educational role for eventing fans, and seeing the sport from the perspective of each role is beneficial for building better stewards of the sport. What’s something new you could try during your next volunteering stint?

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: Heritage Park H.T.
Dates: Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4
Address: 16801 Pflumm, Olathe, KS, 66062
Positions Available: Event Prep – SJ, General Help, XC Jump Judge, Dressage Steward, Event Takedown – Dressage, Logistics, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Timer

Event: Majestic Oaks Recognized H.T.
Dates: Saturday, October 3
Address: 17500 N US Highway 441, Reddick, FL, 32686
Positions Available: XC Crossing Guard, XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Warm-up, Dressage In Gate Steward, Floater, General Help

Event: Morven Park Fall 2020 H.T.
Dates: Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4
Address: 41580 Sunday Morning Lane, Leesburg, VA, 20176
Positions Available: Dressage In-Gate Steward

Event: Poplar Place Farm October H.T. and Area III Championships
Dates: Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4
Address: 457 Kingsboro Road, Hamilton, GA, 31811
Positions Available: Temperature/Waiver Checker, XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Start Timer, XC Warm-up, Dressage In-Gate Steward, Dressage Scribe, Dressage Warm-up, SJ In Gate, SJ Warm-up

Event: Spokane Sport Horse Farm 6th Annual Fall H.T.
Dates: Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4
Address: 10710 S Sherman Rd, Spokane, WA, 99224
Positions Available: Dressage Score Runner, Health Steward, Temperature/Waiver Checker, Parking Steward, Office Help, SJ Warm-up, SJ Timer, Hospitality Helper, Awards Committee, SJ Jump Crew

Other Events This Weekend:

The countdown is on…Only 9 days til the Spring event! Still need 2 volunteers for 3 hour shift on 10/4 (7am-10am)…

Posted by Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club on Thursday, September 24, 2020