TJ Crew volunteers are truly essential! Our rowers put a lot into this sport, please join us to support their efforts!
TJ Crew Volunteer Policy
Help make this season a success by volunteering to support TJ Crew. A volunteer point system has been designed to provide families a flexible framework for fulfilling the TJ Crew volunteer requirement of four points per year. Volunteer roles will vary in length of time and value, but there are many from which you can choose. In general, each family must take on at least one VASRA assignment (usually worth two points) and one to two TJ Crew assignments (usually worth one point). Novice families have an additional requirement of chaperoning the practice bus (worth one point). Links to all available opportunities are in our weekly newsletter and posted to the TJ Slack channel. The TJ Crew Volunteer Coordinator will be tracking family volunteer points, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For more details on the point system, please see the TJ Crew Volunteer Policy. We also welcome participation on the TJ Crew Booster Board.
TJ Crew Member Responsibilities
All families must:
Volunteer for at least one VASRA Regatta assignment. Preseason VASRA slots also count towards the VASRA assignment requirement.
Volunteer for at least one TJ Crew Job. Sign up to help out at the St. Andrews regatta on April 8 is available. Sign ups to volunteer for the Sandy Run Food Tent, Stotesbury and the End of Year Party are forthcoming.
Each freshman/novice bus rider family must:
Chaperone the bus once
VASRA Regatta Jobs
The Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association (VASRA) requires each of its member schools, including TJ Crew, to provide volunteers to support the scholastic competitive rowing regattas on the Occoquan Reservoir at Sandy Run Regional Park. TJ Crew participates in approximately seven VASRA-sponsored regattas per season. VASRA assigns schools volunteer positions at each regatta based on the number of students involved in the school’s crew program. TJ Crew is one of the larger teams and receives 8-11 volunteer assignments for each regatta. TJ Crew volunteers are truly vital. VASRA will fine us $50 for each volunteer position that goes unfilled.
TJ Crew typically provides at least two launch boat drivers and a variety of other volunteers to help sell food concessions, collect money for van rides, time at the finish line or set up/take down the course. All VASRA regatta assignments, with the exception of launch boat driving, will include on-the-job training. TJ Crew will provide launch boat training on Feb 25 and March 4. See VASRA Volunteer Role Descriptions for more details. 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.
TJ Crew Jobs
Each TJ Crew family is required to sign up for at least one TJ Crew job during the crew season. TJ Crew jobs support our crew team, coaches, and families. Examples 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.