Killaloe Sailing Club is a not-for-profit organisation and as such depends upon the goodwill of dedicated volunteers to ensure smooth running of operations.
There are always opportunities for people to get involved in volunteering and help lend a hand. It is a really great way to get involved. No sailing experience is necessary and the types of work requiring assistance vary throughout the year, including those listed below.
If anything catches your eye, and you feel you are the ideal person to volunteer for something, please just email: email@example.com.
Killaloe Sailing Club’s tranquil location is a tonic for anyone with a busy, fast-paced life and you will no doubt enjoy the sense of peace offered by helping out at this water-side location.
At each sailing session, a team of volunteers is required to ensure smooth running of that sailing session. Duties are either shore-based or on-the-water. These duties can often be performed by parents if their children are on the water. For some roles, certificates in powerboating are required, but for others they are not.
Volunteers assist with course setting, timing, keeping score. During the sailing season, there is a safety roster including race officer, assistants, base officer, etc. Again, depending on the role, various powerboat qualifications might be needed. There is a handbook to explain how to use VHF radio and other essential elements of each role.
Twice a year in particular a work day is organised requiring volunteers to winterise the club at the end of the season, and de-winterise the club at the start of the season. Some of the jobs might include general tidy up, weeding, cleaning, painting, moving equipment into/out of storage. There are usually refreshments on offer and an overall sense of good camaraderie.
Killaloe Sailing Club is led by a committee and each year there is the opportunity for new people to get involved. If you have a skill-set which you feel the club would benefit from, please reach out.
As with all organisations, there are ongoing costs of doing business. As a result, the club needs to generate sufficient revenue to cover all operating costs. Aside from membership fees, boat rental, summer camps and training fees, there is a need for fund-raising each year. If you have a great fund-raising idea and would like to get involved to help the club in this way, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, Killaloe Sailing Club hosts a number of events for both members and visitors alike. Volunteers are always needed to help at these events, whether it is checking in visitors at the start of a regatta, safety duties, cooking on the BBQ, baking treats, serving tea, coffee, soup, etc.
If you have any other talents or skills that you would like to share with the club, eg. photography, videography, social media, event organisation, baking(!), etc., please do get involved!
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