The Squadron appreciates all volunteers with their contribution vital to the successful running of on and off water events held at the Squadron each year.
Volunteering is a great way to keep yourself active and at the same time to enjoy the benefits of being a part of the Squadron family. Our volunteers range from the dedicated who volunteer on a regular basis, to those who volunteer once or twice a year. Every little bit helps. There is no requirement to volunteer a minimum number of times per annum.
DSS Volunteers are involved with both on-shore and on-water roles as a part of the many sailing and social activities, so there truly is something for everyone. Volunteers assist the Sailing Manager in conducting the Sailing Program of the Squadron in many different ways, from the highly qualified and experienced Race Officers on the water, to the patrol boat and mark laying assistants. On-shore volunteers assist the Rear Commodore in ensuring social events, from the Day on the Lawn attracting over 300 people to the weekly Friday Members Night, continue for all to enjoy.
The list below will provide some insight into the many and varied roles that volunteers assist with each year:
- Race Officers
- Committee Boat / Castray Box crews (Recorders, timekeepers, flag signals, sound/signals)
- Patrol Boat Skippers and crew ( Mark laying and on water competitor assistance)
- Friday Night Social Organiser (raffle selling)
- New Members Night Volunteer (welcome to new members)
- Social Event Coordinators (Day on the Lawn, Quiz Night, Launches etc.)
- Gardening Masters