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VADA Volunteering
Volunteer Incentive Program

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2022 VADA Volunteer of the Year

Volunteering

Message from VADA Volunteer Manager ...

Hello Amazing Volunteers,

I want to thank each of you for volunteering during the Region 1 Championship and VADA Fall Show this year.  We had an absolutely enormous show and it truly would not have been possible without each of you.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  I hope you had a good time and got to see some great dressage.  If you do have any feedback, please let me know!  I aim to improve each year.  VADA appreciates each of you.  

In preparation for Year End Awards, Rachel Rice, Volunteer Manger, compiled a spreadsheet/list of hours and Year-End Award qualified riders. Click here to review/confirm hours are correct (or send me a note donating hours to someone).  The list of qualified riders will be sent directly to the Year End Awards coordinator, so there is no paperwork on your end! In early January we will have our VIP Shop open, if you are a VIP Volunteer (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) you will get an email with the link and have some time to place an order.  


Thank you, thank you, thank you and I hope to see you all in 2024!

Rachel Rice

Volunteer Manager

VolunteerVADA@gmail.com

VADA is keen on developing and maintaining volunteer relationships. The driving force behind a well-managed show is our volunteers. VADA relies on volunteers to run enjoyable, organized shows. The rewards of friendship and free education are just some of the ways you benefit when you volunteer. We’d love to have your help for a morning or afternoon shift (4-5 hours) but even if you can only donate an hour or two, we appreciate your help. Competitors, we can also work around your ride schedule. Whether you like to scribe, ring steward, run tests, work in the office, or do special projects, VADA provides many opportunities to volunteer! Not sure what role you would like to volunteer? Take a glance at the critical volunteer roles.

 

For ease of scheduling, volunteers serve either a morning or afternoon shift. Each shift will last approximately four to five hours. Morning volunteers should be morning people, willing to arrive early at 7:00 or 7:30 for shows to begin promptly at 8:00 am. For afternoon shifts, the volunteer should arrive 30 minutes before their shift and be prepared to stay until the end of the show day, usually 4:00 or 5:00 pm. We are delighted when a volunteer will work a full day or even two! There is a lot of preparation that goes on the days before a show. We can use help all day prior to the show date to set rings and put up signs, banners, and ring decorations.

 

A volunteer hospitality area is set up to keep the energy going throughout the day to show our appreciation. Volunteering doesn't go unrecognized by the show management! Plenty of surprises! Lunch and snacks throughout the day!

 

Read more about volunteer positions.

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Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)

The VADA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) is intended to stimulate interest in volunteerism among VADA members. As a reward for volunteering, members earn special VADA VIP gifts.  

Volunteer time for the VIP Program must be earned by the member and cannot be transferred to other members.

All volunteer time will be tracked by the Volunteer Chair. Questions can be directed to VolunteerVADA@gmail.com.  Volunteers will be notified as to the level earned and a link to the LogoShop to select a gift.

1.5

Days

Bronze

Earns a Bronze level VADA

VIP gift

  • Dressage at Lexington (July), Lexington, VA.

  • GAIG's/VADA Fall Show (October), Lexington, VA.

  • Assist with the Annual Awards Brunch (February)

  • Secure advertising or sponsorship for any of the above-licensed shows. One hour of volunteer time will be given for every $100 of advertising or sponsorship. Contact the Show Sponsorship Team for specific details.

  • Donating your services as  a clinician, judge, or Technical Delegate for sale at the Awards Brunch Silent Auction (8 hours)

  • Other volunteer activities as determined by the VADA State Board

VIP Levels

3

Days

Silver

Earns a Silver or Bronze level

VIP gift

  • Dressage at Lexington (July), Lexington, VA.

  • GAIG's/VADA Fall Show (October), Lexington, VA.

  • Assist with the Annual Awards Brunch (February)

  • Secure advertising or sponsorship for any of the above-licensed shows. One hour of volunteer time will be given for every $100 of advertising or sponsorship. Contact the Show Sponsorship Team for specific details.

  • Donating your services as  a clinician, judge, or Technical Delegate for sale at the Awards Brunch Silent Auction (8 hours)

  • Other volunteer activities as determined by the VADA State Board

Gold

Earns a Gold or Silver or Bronze level VIP gift

  • Dressage at Lexington (July), Lexington, VA.

  • GAIG's/VADA Fall Show (October), Lexington, VA.

  • Assist with the Annual Awards Brunch (February)

  • Secure advertising or sponsorship for any of the above-licensed shows. One hour of volunteer time will be given for every $100 of advertising or sponsorship. Contact the Show Sponsorship Team for specific details.

  • Donating your services as  a clinician, judge, or Technical Delegate for sale at the Awards Brunch Silent Auction (8 hours)

  • Other volunteer activities as determined by the VADA State Board

5

Days or more

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