We're always happy to have people help our events run smoothly. Below you'll see the different ways you can chose to help out. No experience necessary!
Tell the Registration Secretary if you are volunteering to help out for a specific splash/game/position.
We could use a LOT of help to quickly shut down the event after its over. Please consider planning this time into your schedule, because we all want to get back home quickly.
Help keep splashes and IT games moving along by retrieving toys for handlers (inside or outside the pool), helping direct the dog to the ramp (if needed), passing the Fetch-IT bumper back to the Fetch-IT rigging team, or running the "switch" toy to the end of pool for Chase-IT competition.
We need 2 people to help load and position the rig during the Fetch-IT event. A third person (toy wrangler) using helps to get the bumpers back to the rigging team.
We need 2 people to do toy handling for Chase-IT. One person needs to handle throwing the chase toy, and the other for getting the "switch" toy to give when the dog gets to the end of the pool.
Keep the practice line moving by reminding people to stick to 2 jumps only. If someone needs assistance holding a dog on the dock, maybe you can help out that way as well. If a Try-IT person is at the gate, call some other members over to assist with the Try-IT.
During large events we ask that only people who are jumping in the upcoming event practice their dogs.
Help watch the merchandise tent and raffle area during the event. It's actually easy once you talk to Sharon Bender about it. And you can always lean on the Registration Secretary for some help as well.
Keep a close eye on the food table during the event. Keep the coolers filled with drinks and out of the sun. See if anything is needed which may have been forgotten or ran out (tell someone and we'll fix it).
We could REALLY use 2 people to volunteer to help cook during the event. We ask for 2 people so they can trade off and not be stuck there for too long. Work with the pot-luck organizer to make sure things run smooth.