National Learn To Row Day Volunteers

2017 National Learn to Row Day is  Saturday, June 3rd.  We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to engage with the community about the Atlanta Rowing Club and the sport we love.  It is also a great way to get in some volunteer hours.

The schedule has been updated this year to allow for groups of participants to start every 30 mins – so we will see new groups coming in more frequently, but with fewer participants per group.  This will allow for each group to always follow the same pattern – Boathouse tour to Ergometer to Video to Dock Rowers to the Barge.  We are also starting earlier so the volunteer times have shifted  a bit as well.  Below are a list of the Volunteer roles and the times available:

 

·         Boathouse Tour:  8:00-10:00 am; 10:30 – 12:30 pm1:00-2:30 pm

·         Ergometer Instructors (Trainer):  8:15-10:15 am; 10:45-12:45 pm; 1:15-2:45 pm

·         Ergometer Instructors (Stroke):  8:15-10:15 am; 10:45-12:45 pm; 1:15-2:45 pm

·         Video Coordinator:  8:30- 10:30 am; 11:00-1:00 pm; 1:30-3:00 pm

·         Dock Rowing Instructors:  8:45-11:00 am; 11:15-1:30 pm; 1:45-3:30 pm

·         Barge Rower (Tiller and Lead): 9:15-11:45 am; 11:45-2:15 pm; 2:15-4:15 pm

·         Audacious Facilitator:  7:45-10:15 am; 10:15-12:45 pm; 12:45-4:15 pm

·         Volunteer Check-In Facilitator:  7:30-12:00 pm; 12:00-2:30 pm

If you are interested in volunteering please email NLTRDay@AtlantaRow.org with the Role(s) and Time(s) that you would like to volunteer.

 

2017 National Learn To Row Day Chair
Email: NLTRDay@AtlantaRow.org

2017 National Learn to Row Day – Volunteer Jobs Available

Participant / Volunteer Sign-in Facilitators – Desk

  • Greet participants as they arrive
  • Answer any questions participants may have (Be able to answer or get an answer for them)
  • Check participants in by looking up name on registration list
  • Obtain signature on ARC Waiver and US Rowing Waiver
  • Assign to groups of 6
  • Give “group color coded” name tag to participant on which they will print their first name
  • Give pre-printed name tag to volunteer
  • Check in volunteers:
    • look up name on volunteer list
    • confirm time and job assignment
    • record arrival time
  • Answer any questions volunteers may have (Be able to answer or get an answer for them)

Boat House Tour Leader / Erg Video Presenter

  • Welcome participants
  • Point to and describe the purpose of the Lower Boathouse, Cage, and the Dock.
  • Walk into/thru the Upper Boathouse & describe the different types of boats and rowing (sweep vs sculling)
  • Show and describe the parts and the differences of a 4+ and a quad (Boats will be in slings with one set of oars in place on each)
  • Answer any questions participants may have (Be able to answer or get an answer for them)

Erg Instructors

  • Welcome participants
  • Demonstrate how to use the ergometer
  • Teach participants how to use the ergometer
  • Teach participants the different parts of a full stroke
  • Lead the participants in rowing together on the ergometer
  • Answer any questions participants may have (Be able to answer or get an answer for them)

Dock Rowing Instructors

  • Welcome participants
  • Teach participants about the parts of a dock rower (relationship to parts in a boat)
  • Demonstrate how to use the dock rower
  • Teach participants how to scull using the dock rower
  • Teach participants how to handle the oars thru a full stroke on the square
  • Reinforce the learning of the breakdown of a stoke
  • Answer any questions participants may have (Be able to answer or get an answer for them)

Barge Captain

  • Welcome participants
  • Steer the Barge
  • Assist the Barge Instructor
  • Ensure safety of all participants

Barge Instructor

  • Welcome participants
  • Teach participants basic sweep rowing on the barge
  • Teach each position of the stroke and build them participants up so they can row together.
    • Finish, Arms, Arms and Body, Catch
  • If there are 10 participants, switch people out to ensure everyone gets time rowing

Audacious Facilitators – to keep us all moving on time

  • Be responsible for the timely arrival and departure of each participant group to/from each activity in the ARC 2016 NLTR Day activity schedule.
  • Escort participant groups safely between activities
  • Tell participants what their next activity will be
  • Remind them to drink water (Tell them at which activities water is available and show them where it’s located as they arrive at the activity)
  • Ask participants how their day is going
  • Ask participants if they have any questions
  • Answer any questions participants may have (Be able to answer or get an answer for them)
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