A water trial depends on its volunteers to run the event. Each level ( Junior, Apprentice, Working, Courier and Master) requires a minimum of 4 stewards. We asked that you join us this weekend as a volunteer, for either a full or partial day. Volunteers are welcomed for either Saturday, Sunday or both days. Not all positions require experience or skill. The volunteer responsibilities needed are as follows:
Gate Steward- Check for presence of a life jacket, appropriate shoes, no attachments on the dogs collar and that the dog is wearing a harness.
Land Steward- This varies from Junior to Master, but includes throwing a dummy up to 60 feet, placement of a gear bag, placement of a float line and holding a dog’s harness at the Junior level. Little experience required, though some experience required for dummy throwing at the Apprentice level.
Rowers- There are two rowers required for Junior, Apprentice, Working, Courier and Master. One of the two rowers in Junior will just help steady the boat. Ditto for apprentice ( no rowing or experience required). Both rowers need to row for the other three levels. May include throwing of the dummy.
Boat Steward- This includes steadying the boat and dropping the float line from the boat.
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