Volunteer--Lisa, I don't think we need this page. The club doesn't do big events anymore where volunteers are needed. Please replace with a Links Page?
Volunteers are the life blood of CVDC Events. Volunteers do not have to have horse experience, although it helps if you’ve been around them. We train our volunteers, so no experience is required. Volunteers can be children over the age of ten if they are accompanied by an adult and if they have signed permission from their parent or guardian. Many of our best cone setters are young people!! We take volunteers of all ages and abilities, and it is a great way to learn, to give back, or to get up close to the action.
WHY VOLUNTEER? In case you need some coaxing to join us as a volunteer, check this out from “Behind The Bit,” a dressage-related blog. Take it from a recovering non-volunteer, the first step is to admit you have a problem. The second step is knowing the benefits of volunteering…
Volunteering is knowledge. Interact with people who know the sport from all perspectives — judges, technical delegates, other volunteers.
Volunteering is social. You’ll be amazed at how many people you meet and how friendly they are.
Volunteering is skill-building. Scoring sounds boring but it isn’t! You learn how scores are calculated, you get a better understanding of how co-efficients affect the bottom line score, you see how one bad score doesn’t wreck an otherwise good test, and you see how ties are handled—other stuff too.
Volunteering is giving back. When you show, don’t you feel gratitude for the folks that go to all the trouble to make it happen? What a great opportunity to give back.