Volunteers are the heart and soul of TCOTC. From setting up for trials or the staffing the front desk to assistant teaching or serving on the board, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. It’s a great way to get involved in your club and learn more about dog training and dog sports. And, in some cases, you can earn free classes!
One-time and ongoing opportunities to volunteer happen year-round. Ask at the front desk or check here often to see what our current needs are.
Current volunteer opportunities:
Ring Cleaning, Oct. 3 & 4: Prepare for upcoming trials by shampooing mats and cleaning ring barriers. Tuesday, October 3 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come either day for part or all of the time. Contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Tracking Test Volunteers, Oct. 28 & 29: We’re looking for a few track layers for the fall TDX test October 28 & 29. It’s easy to learn on the spot and we will train. Anyone interested can contact Ted Jewell at email@example.com. We’re also seeking hospitality volunteers, including a Hospitality Coordinator to organize the food donations for both Saturday and Sunday, purchase needed items, and prepare lunch items for Sunday‘s lunch.
Front Desk/Customer Service: Duties include checking in students for class, processing registrations and payments, and retail sales. Training is provided. Familiarity with computers and retail or customer service experience is a plus. This position earns credit toward training classes!
Agility Course Set-Up Crew: Most Sunday evenings. Crew meets for 1-2 hours to set up the agility course for the upcoming week of classes. Perks include being able to bring your dog to run the course.
Ongoing Activities: Monday and Wednesday Days. Help with cleaning, equipment organizing, etc.
Other volunteer opportunities:
- Trials and Tournaments: assist with set-up and clean-up as well as during the trial
- Club Maintenance Crew: help with cleaning, painting, minor repairs
- Publicity and Outreach: help with TCOTC’s marketing and public outreach activities
If you would like to help with these or other club activities, contact Anne Schenk at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your instructor next time you are at the club!