Volunteer Nation: 6 Events You Can Help This Weekend

Opportunities abound this weekend for a chance to help out our sport! One demographic of eventing folk who can often be found volunteering are the parents of young riders, and this month’s USEA Volunteer of the Month spotlight hones in on Bub and Janet Dillon. When their daughter, Olivia, started eventing, both Bub and Janet began volunteering right away. Bub prefers working in the cross country start box, while Janet favors dressage stewarding and jump judging. Read more about these handy helpers in this profile.

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.

Where can you volunteer this weekend? Here’s a look at who needs help:

Event: Caber Farm September H.T.
Dates: Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6
Address: 213 Jensen Road, Onalaska WA 98570
Positions Available: XC Jump Judge, XC Start Timer, XC Warm-up, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Scribe, Dressage Warm-up, XC Starter, SJ In-Gate, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Timer, SJ Warm-up

Event: Copper Meadows H.T.
Dates: Today through Sunday, September 6
Address: 633 Montecito Way, Ramona, CA 92065
Positions Available: Temperature Checker, Dressage Ring Steward, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Scribe, SJ Ring Steward, SJ Score Runner, XC Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Score Runner, Office Helper


Event: Five Points H.T.
Dates: Today through Sunday, September 6
Address: 2814 Montrose Rd., Raeford, NC, 28376
Positions Available: Event Prep – XC, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Steward, General Help, Scorers, Secretary – Awards, SJ In Gate, Event Takedown – XC, YEH In Gate Steward, Hospitality Steward

Event: Seneca Valley Pony Club Fall H.T.
Dates: Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 6
Address: 14010 B Bittersweet Field, Partnership Rd., Poolesville, MD, 20837
Positions Available: XC Jump Judge, Temperature/Waiver Checker, Parking Afternoon Gate, Shuttle Drivers, Dressage Test Runner, Parking Cars, Parking Large Trailers, Parking Substitute

Other Events in Need of Volunteers:

Bucks County Horse Park H.T.: [Website]

Looking for 5 people to help jump judge at our Horse Trials on Saturday, September 5th and 2 for Sunday, September 6th. …

Posted by Chardon Valley Horse Trials on Friday, August 28, 2020

Our USEA Fall Horse Trials on September 5th is still searching for volunteers! If you're able to help out, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Sinclair at janetsinclair1@live.com

Posted by Course Brook Farm on Sunday, August 23, 2020

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