BRC Volunteer Leagues 2019

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/Official League is open to all volunteer committee members whether they are on a club, area or organising committee, an official steward or area representatives. 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 and will need to make it clear on the points card.

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 jennie.pallett@bhs.org.uk 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.

The league will commence on 1 January 2019 and will finish on 31 October 2019. Point cards will need to be posted or emailed to BRC by the 7 day of every month.

Points will not be allocated retrospectively. Activities can include but not limited to social events, training camps and competitions. Paid volunteers (such as judges) will not be permitted to enter the leagues.

Rosettes will be awarded to 10th in each league with a sash to first place. A prize for each league will be awarded to first place.

Club League

Club level will be for volunteers who help at club activities run under BRC rules.

Area League
Area level will be for volunteers who help at area activities run under BRC rules.

National League
National level will be for all volunteers (including team volunteers) who help at Championships only.