In 2013, we had 70 volunteers involved who helped our 47 athletes train and compete throughout the season. In total, 750 hours were donated by our volunteer team for adaptive rowing and paddling.
Volunteers are one of the limiting factors for the adaptive program's success. By having volunteers, both rowers and non-rowers, we ensure athletes can train to reach their personal and competitive goals. Volunteers help in various ways including, but not limited to:
• Helping adaptive rowers get in/out of the boats
• Carrying equipment to/from the docks or set up equipment on the rowing machines
• Helping set/read monitors for indoor training
• Rowing as a guide to lead blind athletes in singles/doubles for practices/races
• Bowing boats with an adaptive athlete for practices/races
• Sitting next to an adaptive paddler to provide instruction/hand-over-hand instruction as needed.
• Helping provide coaching for athletes on the water, on land and indoors
• Talking to families while athletes are on the water training
• Providing logistical support on the docks and at regattas
Thank you for your participation as a volunteer. Without you, we would not have our adaptive programs!
Please complete all sections of this form, so that we will know how to help you get involved this summer. Thanks!