There are a number of ways you can assist other volunteers, especially new (and hopeful) volunteers:
- Assisted Starring/Co-Coordination
- Volunteer Coordination
Our Volunteer Coordinator relies heavily on referrals when selecting new volunteers to join the club. When they are considering a new volunteer, they will be asking them for a referral from
at least one of our active volunteers to vouch for the person before they can begin. We take these referrals very seriously so please only give a good reference to someone if you know them well enough
to be very confident they'd be a good coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will be taking your word for it as a trusted volunteer that this is someone we can count on to carry the torch
of providing high quality, consistent events to our members, and to be good ambassadors for the club, especially for new folks attending.
If you get a reference request from a volunteer hopeful who you don't know that well or you don't feel comfortable with, don't be shy about telling them that - just
say - "I'm sorry but I don't feel I know you well enough to provide a reference at this time. Please attend a few more events first". Or something like that.
- You may set up an event for any approved "Volunteer In Training" (or any other starred coordinator, for that matter) as long as theyre approved for the type of event,
for example, difficulty rating, carpool. You do NOT have to co-coordinate or attend. If someone asks you to set up an event for them, make sure you've confirmed that they're
a starred volunteer or an approved "Volunteer In Training" first, and that they're allowed to coordinate at their chosen difficulty rating. Also note that there are some
folks who are approved to coordinate in-town events only - these folks should have recently (within six months) attended 3+ carpool events before they coordinate an event with carpool.
- You may have anyone you wish as a co-coordinator on an event which you are coordinating and attending. Co-coordinated events may count as credit towards a future
volunteer star, only if:
- The co-coordinator meets the requirements to join our volunteer team
- The co-coordinator did all/most of the work with regards to managing the event. You will be asked to confirm this if/when they request credit for the event towards their star.
We absolutely DO want you to help others coordinate events for COC and we want the process to be as easy and painless for everyone. Please make sure that you're familiar
with the policies and if you have any questions, please ask us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If you're going to set up an event for someone when you are NOT attending the event yourself, please make sure that they are either a starred volunteer, or are on our list
of "Volunteers in Training" (meaning that they've accepted our policies and procedures, and gone through the reference and no-show check).
- Whenever you're setting up an event, whether it's for someone else, or even for yourself, make sure that the coordinator has prior approval to coordinate that activity at that
difficulty level. Events at levels D1-D3 are unrestricted, but anything that is D4 or higher is subject to our safety policy - be sure you know what is required before
posting an event at a D4 or higher level.