Because the team is not funded by Fairfax County Public Schools, fundraising and parent volunteering are required for the team to operate. To keep the cost of participation for the students at affordable levels, West Potomac Crew Boosters depends upon every parent/family to actively participate in a volunteer capacity, performing duties required for the team to compete.
Please click on the Volunteer Policy below to understand the volunteer requirements. The Volunteer Policy is electronically signed by families when registering their rower/coxswain.
To sign up for volunteer activities, Click Here.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR -- REQUIRED POSITIONS
Returning West Potomac Crew Families
Please sign up for a volunteer coordinator position by November 30. One adult from each family is required to sign up for and fulfill the duties of one position for the 2016 season.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP
Descriptions of Volunteer Coordinator Positions
Please click on the link above to view descriptions of the coordinator position duties
DETAILS ON VASRA SIGN UP
Each family must sign up for one regular shift and one back-up shift (which you will only cover in the case of an emergency with the first person): www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CACAC2EAB9-vasra
Each crew season the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA) provides the venues and organization for the majority of our regattas. It is an all-volunteer association that facilitates competition and communication between approximately 39 high school crew booster clubs. Organizing a regatta requires the effort of a core group of volunteers supplemented by volunteers from each high school. Jobs assigned to each school include selling concessions, site set-up, driving the launches, helping with race timing, and helping to hold boats in position before the start of a race, to name a few.
Below is a sign up for fulfillment of our school's VASRA duties this season. There are 84 slots listed. When considering which job to sign up for there are several things to take into consideration:
1) Each job has a primary and backup volunteer associated with it. Only the primary is obligated to fulfill the job. The backup volunteer is important to have in case the primary is unable to fulfill his duty. Any no-show on our part results in a $50 fine to our club!
2) Is the regatta for all boats, lower boats, or upper boats? (You may not wish to attend a regatta that your child isn't rowing in.)
3) Some jobs a more physically demanding than others. Please read the job descriptions through (attached in a link within the sign up).
4) Driver jobs require training beforehand
5) Some of the jobs list a start time but no end time. These jobs are to be performed until "done" but probably won't be longer in duration than the other jobs.
6) In most cases you will need to sign in at the regatta headquarters one hour prior to the start of your shift, excepting shifts beginning at 5:30 or 6 a.m.
Each family must sign up for ONE job (yes, just one for the whole season!).
Saturday, Feb 11 is Site Set-up Day, which qualifies as a required Ops Day. If you cannot make it this weekend, there will be another opportunity at the end of the season. The Sign-up has directions to the site as well as a list of tools to bring. Dress for a mess: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4dabab2d6-national1
VASRA volunteer job. Each family must sign up for one regular shift and one back-up shift (which you will only cover in the case of an emergency with the first person): www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4CACAC2EAB9-vasra
Each family must work one shift at our Hospitality Tent: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49abaa22a5f58-hospitality1
Saturday, March 4 is Spring Tag Day – our second largest fundraiser after Erg-a-thon. All rowers are required to participate. We also need adult drivers with room for four in their vehicle: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044da9ae2c7-spring/
Returning families need to sign up for a Coordinator position. The majority of you have already done this! Those that have not need to choose from the remaining jobs:
Assist with Spring Break event (must be available on a weekday)
Assist with Georgetown Regatta Alumni Event
Hospitality Gear Maintenance
Hospitality Tent Volunteer Coordinator
VASRA Trophy Coordinator Assistant
Stotesbury Hospitality Tent Coordinator (2) (must be available to attend Stotesbury Regatta May 18-20)
Stotesbury paperwork handler
WABC liaison (attend WP Athletic Boosters monthly meetings)
Weekly Boat Dinner Coordinator
Chuck Wagon Trailer Towing to regattas (split with another)
Please contact Andrea Wilson Hardison with questions or to sign-up: firstname.lastname@example.org