We need your help to make our events successful. There are many opportunities available for you to help at an event.
For each event, a general volunteer list is created and people can sign up for one job or as many jobs as you would like. The more you work the more money you save on wave fees and merchandise!
Volunteering at any of our WIDD events by assisting with various jobs will earn you “Brewing Bucks,” which can be used towards WIDD wave fees or WIDD merchandise. Anyone can earn “Brewing Bucks,” but you must be a WIDD member to redeem them. There is a four voucher limit on each wave entered. New for 2019, club members will be able to redeem their brewing bucks for CASH to use towards their 2019 DockDogs World Championship entry. Members must have accepted a 2019 World Championship invite and provide receipt for their entry in order to receive cash in exchange for their earned brewing bucks.
Here is how the program works:
There are number of jobs that we need help with during the course of a weekend event from set -up to tear down.
- Set-up – approximately 4-6 hours; 1 hour = 1 voucher
- Tear down – approximately 2-4 hours; 1 hour = 1 voucher
- Announcer – 1 voucher/wave; must work entire wave
- Wrangler– 1 voucher/wave; must work entire wave
- Timers/Averagers- 1 voucher/wave; must work entire wave
- Admin/Merch Tent – 1 hour = 1 voucher
Each “Brewing Buck” voucher is worth $5.00
Vouchers can be used for wave fees or merchandise and will have an expiration date of one year from the date of issue.
Help DockDogs personnel and/or WIDD Club Officers set up event. This includes pool and dock. Assist with the set up of the tents, judges table and registration booth set-up including electrical hook-ups and banner placements.
Help DD personnel and/or WIDD Club Officers break down dock, drain pool if applicable, pull apart pool supports and help fold pool. In case of no pool, help take apart dock.
This is the “Person in Charge” of the Dock during the competition and if needed during any practice time. This person makes sure handlers and dogs are safe and following the rules. Has the running order from Administrator and during the waves makes sure that competitors are in line working with Announcer to keep the flow of the show moving along. This person may assist handlers and/or dogs if they are having problems getting out of the pool, putting dog on lead or coming down the stairs.
This position is responsible for the commentary during the event waves. They announce the handler/dog teams and work with the event judges to provide the scores after each jump. The individual performing this job must be knowledgeable of the DockDogs rules and should be up to date on key DockDogs information such as world records and trivia. The announcer can be a resource to providing spectators useful and interesting information regarding the sport and the handler/dog teams.
This person(s) assists the event judges by timing any Speed Retrieve waves and averaging the two event judges scores for all Big Air and Speed Retrieve waves.
This person is at the registration desk and assists competitors filling out registration forms, answering general questions regarding titles, and how the event runs. Assists with distribution of medals/awards at the end of waves.
Ownership of T-shirt sales as well as membership inquiries.
Note: If you did not sign up ahead of time, you can always check with the admin staff at an event to see if there are spots available to assist with.
We appreciate any and all help from our members. We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming event and to a successful and exciting season.