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Volunteers Week is fast approaching, which runs from 1st June through to the 7th June and focuses on thanking all volunteers whilst recognising the National Contribution they make

Please use the hashtag #BRCVolunteers so we can see all the amazing things you do.

Volunteers are absolutely vital in the running of the BRC Clubs so I would love to hear any stories from volunteers around the country that would be happy to share with me so we can celebrate all the wonderful work you do. This could be a funny story or reasons why they volunteer for their club. It could also be a committee member or a member that comes and stewards every weekend or just once a year. I would really love to hear from them so please do get in touch.

I am also looking to gauge interest as to whether you have a volunteer that deserves some recognition. I would like to launch a Volunteer Award for a club volunteer that goes above and beyond for their club, whether they are new to volunteering for your club or have been a stalwart for many years. If you think you would have someone that would fall into this category please let me know, then I can work out the best way to go about launching this new award, so your feedback would be greatly received.

If you are interested in nominating a volunteer could you let me know by midday 3 June.

BRC Volunteer Leagues

After the success of the 2018 Volunteers’ League, BRC are delighted to enter its second year. There have been a few tweaks to the format following feedback we have received. There will still be three leagues but they will be as follows.

Club League

Club level will be for volunteers who help at club activities run under BRC rules. Aimed at dressage writers, stewards, flu vac checkers etc. Those volunteering as part of their committee role will need to use the Committee League.

Area League

Area level will be for volunteers who help at area activities run under BRC rules. Aimed at dressage writers, stewards, flu vac checkers etc. Can also include team volunteers where a club is required as part of entry to send a volunteer. Those volunteering as part of their committee role will need to use the Committee League.

Committee/Official League

The Committee League is open to all volunteer committee members, whether they are on club or area committees, official stewards, area representatives or organising committees. Although this league will be as a whole, where a volunteer is on more than one of the above for example an area committee and an official steward points will be gained separately so would be on the league twice.

Where the volunteer is acting on behalf of more than one of the above at the same event, they will need to specify which of the above the points will be added to.

For example:

1st Jennie Pallett – Area Committee – 20 hours – 20 points

2nd Joe Bloggs – Area Committee – 10 hours – 10 points

3rd Jennie Pallett – Official Steward – 5 hours – 5 points

4th Joe Bloggs – Club Committee – 1.5 hours – 1.5 points

How to Take Part

Participants do not need to be members of a BRC Club to enter the leagues, but for non-members, volunteers must have signed up to the BRC Volunteers’ Club prior to gaining points, which is free to join, email for further information.

Volunteers will need to fill out all details on the card downloaded from the website and have their card signed by the Secretary/Organiser (for club and area leagues) or the Area Chair, Club Chair or Area Rep for the Committee/Official League to confirm the number of hours and the role they undertook.

It is the volunteers’ responsibility to present the point’s card and fill it out upon finishing your role to the secretary for confirmation.

Points will be awarded in half hour increments at 0.5 per half hour.

Checks will be carried out by BRC HQ to ensure the information provided is correct.

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