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
- Complete the Volunteer Application Form & email / mail it back to the club
- Create an account on RAMP and register as a Volunteer
- 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)