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Volunteer Points Program 2017 - 2018

Crew cannot exist without volunteers.  The team needs dedicated people to lead the administration, operations, and coordination of all major aspects of running the team.  Dozens of people to support those in leadership positions by volunteering at regattas, fundraising, and other necessary events and activities that are critical to the team’s survival. 

The Volunteer Points Program is designed to encourage team members and their families to more fully participate in the overall success of the team.  The purpose is to help evenly distribute the workload so that the burden is carried by the team as a whole.   Therefore, there are point requirements for each team member to meet in order to stay involved with the team.   We have had a tremendous response from our members and are so grateful to all of you for stepping up and doing your part.  Westfield Crew really does PULL TOGETHER! 

The accrual period for points will follow a traditional school year and runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  Please note the following for the 2017-2018 season: 

  • Novice athletes are defined as athletes who join the team after June 30, 2017.  Novice athletes have a minimum requirement of 25 volunteer points for the current season. 
  • Returning athletes are defined as all athletes who joined the team before June 30, 2017. 
  • FOR THIS YEAR ONLY, returning athletes who earned volunteer points between April and June of 2017 will have their points carry over to this year. 
  • Because we are carrying points over FOR THIS YEAR ONLY, returning athletes will have a minimum requirement of 75 volunteer points (it is normally 65).
  • The main tracking spreadsheet will record points on a quarterly basis.  Details for each quarter will be posted on breakout spreadsheets.  This should help members clearly see exactly what points have been awarded for each event or activity.
  • It is the member’s responsibility to check the spreadsheet often to ensure their points are recorded accurately and resolve any discrepancies in a timely manner. 
  • As in previous years, members who do not meet their volunteer points requirement will be charged $15 for each point not met.  We regret having to do this, but we really do need everyone to do their part or the team cannot survive.  If we all PULL TOGETHER, then everyone benefits!

Although most athletes earn their points in the spring, there are many opportunities throughout the year to earn volunteer points that are announced via email and on Facebook in advance.  We encourage you to take advantage these off-season volunteer opportunities to get a jump on points.

Click Current Volunteer Points Status to access the Volunteer Tracking Spreadsheet.

Click Sign Ups to sign-up to volunteer.