Volunteers and Support

Paws4Fun Agility relies on member volunteering and thereby offers ample opportunity for its members to volunteer. These opportunities include club facilities work parties, event set-up and tear down sessions, officiating at AAC sanctioned agility trials, CARO rally trials and K9-Kup days, participating in demos and related related canine sport events, general club administration and instructing on behalf of the Club.


A volunteer training day will be offered annually at the beginning of the agility season. Participation will count towards your volunteer requirements for membership. The volunteer cooordinator or designate will be present at all sanctioned events and available to provide support.


Volunteer opportunities are listed on the Volunteer Tasks page which is under the For Volunteers tab above. Click here to link to it. They will also be sent by email. 

Ensure that your membership application contact email address is up to date and make sure that email from @paws4funagility.ca does not get filtered out as SPAM.


Notify [email protected] if your email address and any other contact information has changed.


VOLUNTEER TIME REGISTRATION

Club administrators (members of the board and coordinators as listed on www.paws4funagility.ca/our-board-and-coordinators) do not have to keep track of their hours. These positions are expected to demand and equal at least 50 hours of volunteer time and require availability that is not demanded of regular club members.


For other members, there will be sign-in/out sheets at every event to record your hours. When your hours are completed independently you may submit them to the membership director.


Proxy volunteering

Anyone who is not a club member can perform a volunteering duty on behalf of a regular member. The regular club member benefits from the time contributed. The proxy must identify the member they are volunteering for.


K9-Kup judges who are members should register their hours spent on course design as well as officiating and travelling to and from the Paws4Fun Agility grounds.


FREQUENT VOLUNTEER REWARD PROGRAM

A full 100% discount on the following year's single membership fee is granted to single members in good standing who

a) have served the full calendar year in an administrative support capacity (Director, coordinator, webmaster, trial secretary); or
b) register 50 hours or more of volunteer time as an adult; or
c) register 25 hours or more volunteer time as a junior (18 years old and under).


A scale of membership renewal discounts is also offered to members who exceed the minimum requirements but do not reach the 100% discount level.


Single adult member discounts off next year's membership fee:

20 to 29 hours - 25%

30 to 39 hours - 50%

40 to 49 hours - 75%

50 hours and over - 100%


Single junior member discounts off next year's membership fee:

10 to 14 hours - 25%

15 to 19 hours - 50%

20 to 24 hours - 75%

25 hours and over - 100%


Family membership discounts off next year's membership fee, two adults, no junior members or one adult and more than one junior member:

40 to 59 hours - 25%

60 to 79 hours - 50%

80 to 99 hours - 75%

100 hours and over - 100%


Family membership discounts off next year's membership fee, one adult, one junior member:

30 to 44 hours - 25%

45 to 59 hours - 50%

60 to 74 hours - 75%

75 hours and over - 100%


For combinations perhaps not covered above and for late season memberships, please contact [email protected].