Volunteers

SSCBC Volunteer Roster

Sail Melbourne 2017

November 2017

December 2017

January 2017

For any adjustments please contact Adam Hawkins

SSCBC Volunteer page on Facebook 

Volunteering at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club

Volunteering has always been an important part of Club participation and involvement.

SSCBC offers many opportunities for Club volunteers to get involved in a wide range of on-water and off-water roles supported by combinations of structured training, ‘buddies’ and mentoring.

After getting a taste for it, many members continue on with their development, officiating at other clubs events around the bay, interstate and even overseas by completing Australian Sailing  accreditation from Club level to State or National level and even International level through World Sailing.

Volunteer Development

Over the season we are planning a number of initiatives to support the growth and development of new and existing volunteers across most of the stages of the pathways.

Master Classes

Like the popular Couta Conversations of last season, we will be running Volunteer Master Classes to develop and enhance your skills including:

  • #1 – Conduct of a race – Saturday 2 December 9:30 – 11:30 We cover off what the RRS requirements for a race are, all the key rules about running a race, plus race management philosophies and best practice.
  • Courses – Choosing and laying a course
  • Communications & Emergency Response – what could be an emergency and how do we communicate and activate our plans.
  • Support Boat Basics – Being a welcomed support person and how to support the Race Committee when boats need assistance or rescue.
  • The Race Office and Tower – Registration, competitor enquiries protest desk and results
  • Running a Race – Simple short part day courses starting with a theory session followed by on water practice running races in conjunction with club coaching sessions.

Continuous development

Over the season we’ll continue to introduce topics in our Race Management Team Briefings. Besides the activities of the day, we’ll pick some short topics to cover off together and perhaps discuss further out on the water.

Self Study support

There are so many materials that can you can use to expand your knowledge about volunteering. But which are the most suitable for you? We are planning two ways to support self study,

  • a webpage with links to resourses suitable for different stages of the different pathway race official streams.
  • A volunteers Facebook group where we will post useful snippets and developments, usually in bite sized chunks. This will be a private group that any of our volunteers can join and engage at the level they are comfortable with

Pathway Support

To support our members progressing from club level to State, National or International accreditation we will be providing pathway support to our volunteers that have committed to the club and the pathway. Tailored support and mentoring will be organised to help analyse and address skill, knowledge and competence gaps

Australian Sailing Race Official Seminars

We are fully accredited to deliver Australian Sailing Seminars at Club, State & National level courses for Race Officers, Judges and Umpires and will be running them at the club for us and neighbouring clubs based on demand levels from our Volunteers.

Getting Started

To discuss any aspect of volunteering, speak to someone you know that’s volunteering or contact SSCBC Sailing Operations Manager, Adam Hawkins, 5984 8200

School Events

Each year SSCBC conducts a number of boating activities, during week days, for local schools and volunteers are needed to host these days, and to drive or crew boats or otherwise assist with introducing the visitors to the Club. Please let us know if you can be available for this important community volunteering.

Major Events

On days when the Club conducts major events or public events there are many opportunities for club volunteers to assist. If you are interested in assisting with hosting or organising there are lots of jobs where we would be pleased to have your involvement. Register your interest at the Office.

Working with Children Checks – WWC

SSCBC has Child Safe Standards and part of our  when the Club conducts major events or public events there are many opportunities for club volunteers to

Boats and Grounds Maintenance

Each year the Patrol boats are taken from the water and painted and carefully prepared for the season ahead. SSCBC has a strong tradition of a squad of boat maintenance volunteers who offer to join in the working bee group who care for the boats on a number of scheduled weekends. Let us know if you can volunteer for one of these working bees.

The jetty painting working bee is another volunteering opportunity for those who can get involved.

Yet another group of volunteers are involved in the grounds development and landscaping at the Club. Lavender Hill and the care of the BBQ tables is the focus of this volunteering group. Let us know if you can join this group of enthusiastic gardeners, who help to develop this Club asset.

Thank you to all of our volunteers.

“Volunteering is the key to participation in the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.”