Volunteer Nation: Two Events You Can Help This Weekend

Volunteers at Rebecca Farm. Photo via Rebecca Farm on Facebook.

There is still time to sign up to volunteer at the two USEA-recognized events taking place this weekend. With most events closed to spectators these days, volunteering is a great way to get up close with the action – particularly in the winter hot spots of Aiken and Ocala, where top pros are highly concentrated.

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: Aiken Opener H.T.
Dates: Thursday, January 21 through Sunday, January 24
Address: 117 Stable Dr, Aiken, SC, 29801
Positions Available: XC Control – Assistant, XC Jump Judge, Hospitality Helper, Floater

Event: Grand Oaks H.T.
Dates: Thursday, January 21 through Sunday, January 24
Address: 3000 Marion County RD, Weirsdale , FL, 32195
Positions Available: XC Decorator, General Help, Dressage Check-In, Dressage Score Runner, SJ Jump Crew, XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Warm-up

If you’re planning ahead, Rocking Horse Stables in Altoona, Fl. is seeking volunteers to sign up for its Winter I H.T., happening January 29-31. Volunteers can earn a $50 gift card that can be used toward schooling or schooling shows. You can sign up to help out here.