What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

  • Membership in PGCKC
  • Use of equipment and supplies for the duration of the volunteer activity
  • Use of equipment and supplies for special events
  • Coaching & Paddling Courses paid for by PGCKC
  • Coaching & Paddling Courses provided by PGCKC
  • Learning Not-For-Profit Board of Director skills, administration skills, and other exciting things
  • Developing paddling skills through activities, events and coaching courses
  • Assisting at Regattas (competitions)
  • Reference Letter
  • Community Support
  • Social & Network development
  • Outdoor Fitness & Fun

 

How to Volunteer with the Club

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application Form & email / mail it back to the club
  2. Create an account on RAMP and register as a Volunteer
  3. Depending on your role & interest, we will provide you with general or specific training

 

Volunteer Opportunities - flexible roles, training provided, maybe even the occaisonal granola bar!

  • Safety Boat Driver: drive your boat or ours on the lake and follow the kids. If they fall in the water, the coach will help pull them out onto the boat - ferry the kids/boats back to shore as needed. PCOC Required. Discount Code available if you dont already have your PCOC.
  • Beach Supervisor: hang out at the picnic tables and supervise the gear and any child that needs a break from paddling to warm up or snack up. 
  • Program Assistant: provide basic support to the coaches and paddlers, including carrying gear, assisting with land-based games, helping with warm-up & cool-down stretches. If you know how to paddle, you can follow along with the paddlers.
  • Assistant Coach: help the coaches run the programs, activities, carry gear, check lifejackets, teach paddling skills, have fun, be a cool role model. PCOC is an asset. Discount Code available.
  • Coach: help the head coach run the programs, activities, carry gear, check lifejackets, teach paddling skills, have fun, be a cool role model. Training Provided. PCOC is an asset. Discount Code available.
  • Program Co-ordinator: plan the paddling programs, liase with CKBC, work with the Board to write grants, assist with planning for the Budget.
  • Safety Officer:  enforce the Club Safety Plan, maintain the equipment, provide on water support. PCOC is required.
  • Club Administrator: work with the Program Co-Ordinator to plan the season, hire staff, manage the website and registration system, liase with CKBC and the Board, write grants, assist with planning for the Budget.
  • Other Roles: writing Policies, updating procedural documents, organizing events & races, helping with social media, taking photos / videos, building a path to the lake, doing security checks (esp over winter), writing witty things on the website, filing our Annual Society documents, helping with payroll, creating crafts.
  • Treasurer: assist with the book-keeping, organize fund-raisers, assist with planning for the Budget and writing grants
  • Secretary: keep our Board of Directors organized, take notes during the meetings, assist with digital library, write correspondence
  • President: lead the club towards the vision by empowering the staff, volunteers and paddlers to reach the mission and achieve the goals.

 

BC Summer Games Volunteer Opportunities - July 20th - July 24th half-days, full-days, all days. 

  • Race Setup / Take Down: help setup buoys on the water and other water based equipment on the lake befor e the races (generally Wednesday July 20th and Sunday July 24th)
  • Safety Boat Driver / Referree: drive your boat or ours on the lake and follow the kids. If they fall in the water, the boat driver / referree / coach will help pull them out onto the boat - ferry the kids/boats back to shore as needed. PCOC Required. Discount Code available if you dont already have your PCOC.
  • General Volunteer:  Help with general operations at the game - be a "runner", help field questions about where to go and where to watch, support the local club moving equipment etc, help fix the odd sign that falls down etc.
  • Club Photographer:  Take specific photos of our club during this event to create a story about hosting the games.
  • Officiant:  Officiants help during the races. Because specific training is required, it is normally expected that Officiants stay for the whole 4 days but we are flexible as long as you can attend the training on July 21st (9:30-1:30)

 

 

 

PGCKC Governance

 

The Board of Directors volunteer their time, knowledge, and skills to provide Governance, Insight and Foresight in achieving the purposes of the Club
President Bini Ball
Vice President Ariadne Douglas
Secretary/Treasurer Tracy Tang
Safety Officer Chris Ball
Discipline Chair Rob-Roy Douglas