Volunteer Nation: 7 Events That Need Your Help This Weekend

It’s often said that volunteers are the backbone of our sport — because it’s true! Thanks to the USEA’s creation of eventingvolunteers.com, it’s easier than ever before to connect volunteers with organizers. A smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android devices, is available as well.

Prospective volunteers can use eventingvolunteers.com to sign up for open shifts and duties, check in with organizers and track their hours for the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP). After a simple sign-up process, volunteers can select a specific event and easily see which assignments and shifts are the most needed and which are already filled.

Organizers can use the website to track the status of filled or open volunteer positions with at-a-glance visualization of which assignments still need to be filled. They will be able to tell very quickly if they are short a dressage scribe for the day, or perhaps three more fence judges are needed. They can also more easily get in touch with a specific group of volunteers, rather than sorting through individual emails.

We’re exited to team up with eventingvolunteers.com each week to spotlight volunteer opportunities still available (at time of publication) for the upcoming weekend. For more details, click on the event name to be taken to that event’s eventingvolunteers.com portal.

Here are seven USEA events that need your help this weekend!

Event: Poplar Place Farm September H.T.
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, Sept. 14
Address: 8191 US Hwy 27E, Hamilton, GA, 31811
Positions available: XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Starter, SJ Warm Up

Event: CDCTA Fall Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: 927 Kimble Road, Berryville, VA, 22611
Positions available: Event Prep – Dressage, Event Prep – General, Stabling Check-In & Trailer Parking, XC Jump Judge, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Scribe, SJ Timer

Event: GMHA September Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Thursday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: P.O. Box 8, S. Woodstock, VT 05071
Positions available: Event Prep – General, Dressage Steward, Hospitality Helper, SJ Jump Crew

Event: The Event at Skyline
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: 995 W 1000 S, Mount Pleasant , UT, 84647
Positions available: Dressage Announcer, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage In Gate Steward, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Scribe, Dressage Warm Up, Office Help, XC Score Runner, XC Starter, Competitor / Volunteer Dinner Set Up, Event Takedown – SJ, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Score Runner, SJ Scribe, SJ Timer

Event: Flying Cross Farm Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Address: E5847 1170th Ave, Wheeler, WI, 54772
Positions available: Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Bit Check, Office Help, SJ In Gate, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Scribe, SJ Warm Up, Competitor / Volunteer Dinner Set Up, Volunteer Lead, SJ Jump Crew, XC Jump Judge, XC Score Runner, General Help, Secretary – Awards

Event: Stone Gate Farm Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Thursday, Sept. 12 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Address:  31407 Schneider Rd, Hanoverton, OH, 44423
Positions available: Event Prep – General, XC Decorator, Greeter, General Help, SJ Jump Crew, XC Jump Judge, XC Score Runner

Event: Equestrians Institute Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, Sept. 14
1202 Douglas Munro Blvd, Cle Elum, WA, 98922
Positions available:
Work Party – Event Prep

Visit eventingvolunteers.com for information on upcoming USEA recognized as well as unrecognized events that could use a hand.

Go Volunteer. Go Eventing!