Volunteer

It takes a village to run a crew team, and every family must contribute volunteer hours. Luckily, there are many opportunities, both during the season and throughout the year, to contribute.

TJ CREW VOLUNTEER FAIR!

TJ Crew is hosting a virtual volunteer fair night this Thursday, Feb 17th at 7:30PM via Zoom (details below). We are asking for your help to make this a fantastic season for our team and our TJ Crew Family. We are looking for additional parents to help out with


Regatta/Events

VASRA Volunteer positions

Photographers

Launch Drivers

Food tents

Travel Regatta Reservation

Travel Regatta Food

Communications

Webmaster assistants for TJ Crew

Social media assistants

Fundraising

Assistant Coordinators

Membership

Assistant Coordinators


Please join us this Thursday to hear from our President Ms Christine Wu and the Vice President Mr Tony Jiminez and the various coordinators and leads on the various roles and positions that are still available and need to be filled before our season opens.


Topic: TJ Crew Volunteering Fair

Time: Feb 17, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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TJ Crew Member Responsibilities

Each freshman/novice bus rider family must:

  • Chaperone the bus once

  • Provide a ride back to school for a bus chaperone once

All families must:

  • Volunteer for at least one TJ Crew Job

  • Volunteer for at least one VASRA Regatta assignment

TJ Crew Jobs

Each crew family is required to sign up for at least one TJ Crew job during the crew season. Similar to the VASRA jobs on behalf of TJ Crew (see below), the TJ Crew jobs are required of each crew family and are intended to support our crew team, coaches, and parents alike. Examples of crew jobs include “manning” the food tent during the regatta days, hosting pasta parties for the crew team on Friday nights prior to a regatta, setting up/ taking down the tents at away regattas, or serving on the booster board. None of the TJ Crew Jobs require specialized training!

VASRA Regatta Jobs

The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA) requires each of its member schools, including TJ, to provide volunteers to support the scholastic competitive rowing regattas on the Occoquan Reservoir at Sandy Run Regional Park. These positions span a wide range of duties from driving referee launches to working at concession stands. The TJ Crew Volunteer Coordinator is the primary person responsible for ensuring that all roles are filled.

TJ Crew participates in approximately seven VASRA-sponsored regattas per season that require parent volunteers. VASRA assigns schools volunteer positions at each regatta based on the number of students involved in the school’s crew program. TJ, one of the larger programs, generally contributes from six to ten volunteers for each regatta.

TJ Crew parents are VITAL: VASRA fines member schools $50 for each volunteer position that goes unfilled. In other words, TJ Crew Boosters must pay $50 for each missing volunteer.

All VASRA regatta assignments will include on-the-job training! These jobs range from selling food at concession stands, driving launches for judges, serving as finish-line timers, directing drivers into parking lots, to assisting in course set-up on race days. Help is also needed before the season to prepare the equipment and to lay out lines and markers for the race course, and then to retrieve and store everything after the season. You will choose which assignments you would like for the season during our February Family Sign Up night and through SignUp Genius links sent via email from the TJ Crew Boosters volunteer coordinator.