As not-for-profit organization, the CPCC requires a strong volunteer base not only to safely and effectively run our programs, but to be able to host regattas, fundraise, maintain facilities, etc. As part of our commitment to providing high-quality services and programming to our community , we aim to offer the best experience possible for our members and without the help of volunteers that would not be possible. We are also looking to build a strong foundation of volunteers throughout our club that understand the team effort required to make events and programs run to their fullest capacity.
Volunteering with the CPCC can be fun and allow for a social connection among the members and families of the CPCC community. With opportunities for all individual skill sets, we encourage you to get involved in 2023!
Volunteer opportunities and registrations will be posted to the CPCC iVolunteer page as they become available. In order to help distribute the number of volunteer opportunities fairly across our membership base, we will track hours and allow time for each member to get the chance to sign-up. There is an opportunity for each members skill-set available.
Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to volunteering at the CPCC. Your commitment is essential in furthering the CPCC community, and we appreciate your support.
More information to come regarding volunteering with the CPCC, for now please review our 2024 CPCC Volunteer Policy (under Important Info - Policies), as well as, the Eastern Ontario Division Volunteer Policy.
Announcer - Responsible for using the PA system to inform spectators of the race on the course, the names and lanes of the racers. The announcer will additionally make general announcements such as calling coaches to the judges tower, canteen service, parking, etc.
Awards Coordinator - This individual(s) would be responsible for coordinating the awards distribution at events (medals, ribbons, trophies etc. - event depending). Typically, these individuals are available to hand presenters the correct awards during the awards ceremony, or distributing awards directly to the winning paddler or crew
Results Runner - This individual (or individuals) are responsible for obtaining results and advancements from the Officials ( or Results Manager) and post them on the designated results board for coaches, athletes and parents to view
Regatta Floater - Information tent volunteer have a variety of roles they may be asked to fulfill that are including, but not limited to: checking in volunteers, provide tower officials with beverages/snacks, helping set up officials’ lunch, helping out the results runner & awards coordinator, managing the first aid tent, etc.
Any club events/socials - CPCC members can aid in the execution of any CPCC events/socials throughout the season, some of these tasks can include: selling of merchandise, cooking/food preparation, event set-up/tear down, etc.
Finish Line Judges - The individuals will be responsible for: writing down the finish order of the racers - each paddler/crew will have an assigned lane number on their boats, as they cross the finish line, the judges will record the lane number in the order of the finish
Time Keepers - Time keepers will operate a manual timing device, time keepers will get the start of the race from the starter through a two-way radio, as paddlers/crews cross the finish line, time keepers will record the times of each finisher - once the last finisher has crossed the line, the timing device will print out a list of the race times which the time keepers hand to the Chief Official, the results manager will then assign times to finishers based on the order determined by the finish line judges
Video Operator - This individual is responsible for operating the video replay computer. Typically, the computer is connected to a tripod video camera, and has recording/playback capabilities via the installed software - this can also be venue dependent
Assistant Starter - The Assistant Starter has a variety of responsibilities that include: Identifying the boats for upcoming races (using lane numbers, etc.), communicating any scratches, etc. to tower (via two-way radio), hold two-way radio for starter, and provide any additional assistance to the Starter as requested
Boat Control Assistant - This individual will be assisting the boat control official as required, some of these duties can include: marshalling the paddlers into the Boat Control tent, holding deck numbers (indicating to paddlers/crews they need to report to boat control), providing water to athlete’s and other tasks, as assigned
Boat Drivers - There are multiple types of boat drivers required for a regatta, each type has a different set of responsibilities, see below:
PLEASE NOTE: All boat operators must have a Pleasure Craft Operators License, in addition to other required officials training
Safety Boat Spotters - These individuals will be tasked with the following responsibilities: observe races and alert safety boat drivers to paddlers/crews who have fallen out of their boats, assist paddler to board a safety boat, pick up paddles, blocks and other equipment as necessary, secure race boat for return trip to shore/dock area, and others tasks as they present themselves