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Registration - Greet folks, collect fees, give out clue sheets and advice
Start/Finish - Depending on event
Refreshments - Preferably taking season into account
Parking - Depending on event
Meet Director - Sign up with the appropriate VP (Maryland or Virginia)
Course Setter - Sign up with a VP, but also, consider attending a Course Setting Clinic
Beginner Instruction - Assigned by Meet Director
Control Pickup - Coordinated by Meet Director; a great way to study terrain and map
E-punch Management - Techies are welcome to help man the laptop(s)!
Create and donate photos and videos
Spread the word to neighbors, co-workers, colleagues and both nonprofit (youth, running, Boy Scouts) and for-profit (team-building anyone) organizations
Use your professional skills on our behalf (accounting? GIS? legal? smartphone app development?)
Help recruit sponsors and acquire donations
Be an exhibitor (OK, booth bunny) for QOC at expo's, festivals and the like
Reach out to government agencies or other nonprofits (help with invasive plant removal, trash cleanups)
Help us with design (jerseys, logos, printed materials, website)
Coordinators for activity types (MTB-O? Canoe-O? Ski-O?)
Coordinate social activities at events as well as any other time
Serve as a club officer or member of the Board of Directors
Volunteering is a way to help the club that often benefits you too: meeting others, improving your orienteering skills, and even taking a nice tax deduction for any (unreimbursed) expenses you incur while helping us are perhaps the most obvious.
Not surprisingly, given that we are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, there are many opportunities to do so, only some of which are discussed below - but the possibilities are only limited by your ideas and imagination. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator today!
Help at an event
Most local events need the following; no experience necessary:
Experience helps when it comes to these roles:
Help make us better
Here are just some of the roles you might consider:
Help everyone have more fun
Anytime you've got a great idea for a way we can better spread the word about orienteering or make the experience even more fun, just contact us. We're waiting to hear from you!