Mar 12, 2020

Training Videos for Every Volunteer Position

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
USEA/Kate Lokey Photo.

There are countless responsibilities in putting together an event, but one important responsibility is to organize reliable volunteers that know the duties assigned to their position – and this is where the USEA Volunteer Videos can help. A member of the USEA Volunteer Committee, Irene Doo, who’s an eventer and the volunteer coordinator for Pine Hill Horse Trials, has put together volunteer video tutorials that cover over 18 different volunteer positions. This video catalog has videos that cover each phase of the sport, as well as a General Announcer video.

For dressage, the videos include: Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Warm-Up Steward, and Dressage Scribe.

For cross-country, the videos include: Cross-Country Controller, Cross-Country Crossing Guard, Cross-Country Starter, Cross-Country Finish Timer, Cross-Country Pinney Collector, Cross-Country Score Runner, Cross-Country Jump Judge (6-part series), and Cross-Country Warm-Up Steward.

For show jumping, the videos include: Show Jumping In-Gate Steward, Show Jumping Jump Crew, Show Jumping Scribe, Show Jumping Timer, and Show Jumping Warm-Up Steward.

There are several ways to access these videos. First, these videos can be found on the Volunteer page of the USEA website. Click the link with the arrow shown in the picture below and this will lead users to a page with all the videos listed in alphabetical order.

The videos can also be accessed through the homepage of eventingvolunteers.com. Click the link with the arrow shown in the picture below and this will lead users to a tab on the homepage that ranks the volunteer positions depending on volunteer experience. The three ranks are: entry level positions, positions that require some experience, and positions that require experience.

The USEA encourages all events to utilize this resource. The videos are free and available to everyone.

Special thanks to Irene Doo and everyone on the USEA Volunteer Committee for creating these videos!

About the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport, the unsung heroes, and the people who make it possible to keep the sport alive. In efforts to recognize the dedication, commitment, and hard work that volunteers put into eventing, USEA formed the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) in 2015. In 2017, an online management portal was designed for volunteers, organizers, and volunteer coordinators at EventingVolunteers.com (available as an app for iOS and Android).

Volunteer incentives include national and area recognition, year-end awards with ribbons, cash prizes, and trophies, a top ten USEA Volunteer leaderboard, and a Volunteer of the Year award which is given to the volunteer who tops the leaderboard by accumulating the most volunteer hours over the USEA competition year. Click here to learn more about the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program.

The USEA would like to thank Sunsprite Warmbloods for sponsoring the Volunteer Incentive Program.

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