Parent Volunteer Information

South County Crew’s suc­cess depends on par­ent sup­port. One of the most impor­tant aspects involves vol­un­teer sup­port from par­ents. Vol­un­teer­ing with the SOCO Crew com­mu­nity cre­ates a great oppor­tu­nity to con­nect with your rower, learn about the sport and be a part of an excit­ing row­ing com­mu­nity. We need you! We have a job for every per­son and every sched­ule. And it’s just plain FUN!

More than 2,300 ath­letes from more than 40 VASRA mem­ber schools, plus many vis­it­ing teams, may com­pete in any one regatta. Over 150 par­ent vol­un­teer posi­tions are needed to make each regatta safe and fair — almost 1,000 par­ent jobs for the sea­son. The Vir­ginia Scholas­tic Row­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (VASRA) requires all mem­ber schools to pro­vide vol­un­teers to work at every regatta. South County Crew will be fined if we do not pro­vide vol­un­teers for the des­ig­nated posi­tions. South County Crew Team requires every fam­ily to fill one of our des­ig­nated school posi­tions dur­ing the season.

Fam­ily Vol­un­teer­ing Require­ment: South County Crew generally requires every fam­ily to fill one of the des­ig­nated school VASRA posi­tions at a regatta dur­ing the season, as well at least two team specific positions (e.g., team food tent staff, away regatta planning, pot luck dinner planning end of season team event).  The Board of Directors will publish the specific requirements for each season.  See the link below for parent volunteer opportunities.


***Important Notice About Volunteer Sign-in at Sandy Run***

You must sign in at the Regatta Headquarters at Sandy Run, the small building on the right as you're walking down the hill to the boathouse.
Sign in at the required time (a little earlier to allow time to arrive to your duty station), and then go immediately to your job site.
If you are unsure where to go, the sign-in coordinators will help you.


***Important Notice for Launch Drivers***

Volunteers new to driving must attend ONE Launch Driver Training class
NO refresher training is required.