Volunteering

_CEO7507With entry numbers expanding, and a wait list growing, it is an honor to race in The Hooch and compete with the “best of the best” in the nation. The overall atmosphere at the event is upbeat and enthusiastic.

Of course, none of this is possible without superb volunteer support. Volunteering for The Hooch is an incredibly rewarding experience.   Please consider donating your time and energy to ensure success for this multi-faceted event. This is a great way to participate and be a part of team for an exhilarating 2017 Head of the Hooch. Get inspired by some of our volunteer stories. Contact us at volunteer@headofthehooch.org with any questions.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering in the days surrounding the Regatta (Thursday, Friday, and Monday)

For people who are able to volunteer before and after the regatta, there are many opportunities on Thursday, Friday, and Monday to support the preparation and wrap-up of the course, the venue, and much more.

Volunteering during Regatta Weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

For people who have time in between their races, or for those who want to be part of the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the regatta, the ramp-up on Friday, as well as the busy pace of Saturday and Sunday are perfect to pull up the sleeves.

Most Needed Jobs! (Every Day)

LAUNCH DRIVERS:  We need over 130+ launch drivers for the Hooch in order to provide seats for referees and other officials.  If you’re familiar with boating, please consider applying for one of these jobs.  It is a great way to experience the Hooch too – out on the water with very knowledgeable people!

*PLEASE watch this video for more information: Launch Driving Basics

PARKING:  With the venue so conveniently close to the regatta, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to position their trailer as close as possible to the race course. This requires excellent parking logistics.  We are always in desperate need for folks who can guide all the vehicles (buses, trailers and cars) in the most efficient way.  Please consider this critical job.

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP (Opens Oct 1, 2017)

To sign up by day, use this link:
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER (BY DAY)

To sign up by job, use this link:
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER (BY JOB)

Not sure what you want to volunteer for? Review the volunteer job areas by using this link:
REVIEW VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Enjoy some of our Volunteer Spotlights for inspiration…
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS

Parkridge First Aid Volunteers, use this link:
PARKRIDGE VOLUTEERS