As a non-profit organization the success of our various events is highly dependent on having a sufficient

2019 Accumulated Volunteer Hrs "As of 10/8/2018"

VolunteerTotal Hrs To Date4 hours of "Hands On"

of volunteers at each event.   In addition to the joy of helping our organization run successful and enjoyable events for everyone, volunteer hours earned are a key element in being able to apply and receive Year End Awards (see our LVDA Year End Award Programs webpage ).   
You can even help another member achieve their goal of receiving a Year End Award by transferring some of your volunteer hours to them!
(see Transfer Volunteer Hours and Awarding & Recording of Volunteer Hours sections below).

If you are interested in volunteering in some capacity during our 2019 season we have two main categories of volunteer opportunities:
Physical/"Hands On" Activities and Supporting Activities see details below.   

In an effort to show our appreciation of your volunteering commitments we currently award a specific amount of "volunteer hours" for each volunteer activity, which can be used towards applying for various Year End Awards.    
Please review the listing below which describes all of our current volunteer opportunities and how you can volunteer for them.

Physical Activities  (volunteer hours shown in parenthsis)
  • Show Secretary or Show Manager: (8 hrs)
  • Event Set Up and/or Tear Down: (4 hrs)
  • Scribe: (8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day)
  • Runner(8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day)
  • Scorer(8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day)
  • Ring or Warm Up Steward: (8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day)
  • Concessions Stand Attendant(8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day)
  • Floater(8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day)
  • Silent Auction Tables : (8 hrs - full day, 4 hrs- half day) 
Supporting Activities (volunteer hours shown in parenthsis)
  • Volunteer at an NPASS event (receive half of the hrs worked at NPASS event)
  • Board or Active Committee service:  (4 hrs/yr)
  • Show or Clinic Host: (8 hrs if not paid)
  • Host a meeting / lecture: (4 hrs if not paid)
  • Organize a Fund Raiser: (4 hrs)
  • Submit a Newsletter Article:  (1 hr)
  • Solicit and obtain a Premier Diamond Sponsor:  (12 hrs)
  • Solicit and obtain a Diamond or Platinum Sponsor:  (8 hrs)  
  • Solicit and obtain a Gold Sponsor:  (8 hrs)  
  • Solicit and obtain a Silver Sponsor:  (4 hrs)  
  • Solicit and obtain a Bronze Sponsor:  (2 hrs)  
  • Transferred Volunteer Hours: (Receive Max. of 4 hrs from another member) 
Transfer of Volunteer Hours
  • Any LVDA member with enough volunteer hours may transfer up to 8 hours to another LVDA member during a calendar year.    
    • A LVDA member may transfer hours to multiple LVDA members but is restricted to a maximum of 4 hours to each individual per calendar year.
  • A LVDA member may accept up to a maximum of 8 volunteers hours transferred to them from another LVDA member.   
    • The volunteer hours transferred to them will count as "Supporting Activities" hours.
    • Benefit: If a member only has 4 "Physical Activities" hours they can still apply for a Year End Award if someone transferred 4 hours to them, which would give them the required 8 hrs for an award (4 personal "Physical Activities" and 4 "Supporting Activities").
  • Transfer Volunteer Hours via: Volunteer Hours Transfer Form 
Awarding and Recording of Volunteer Hours
  • Awarding of Volunteer Hours
    • "Physical/Hands On" volunteer hours are awarded to LVDA Members after each LVDA event through a report submitted by the "Show/Event" Manager
    • "Supporting Activities" volunteer hours are awarded to LVDA Members after they are reported by the LVDA Supporting Activities manager/coordinator
  • Recording of Volunteer Hours
    • All Volunteer hours (LVDA Physical & Supporting, NPASS Supporting, Transferred), are recorded on a LVDA Data Collection spreadsheet and an updated "Accumulated Volunteer Hours" report is posted on the LVDA "Volunteering" webpage within 1 week of each events completion.
    • Special Requirements:
      • NPASS "Supporting Activities" hours require an email to be submitted by the NPASS show manager or secretary to "",  stating the total amount of volunteer hours worked.  
        • Half of the NPASS "Total" amount of hours worked will be awarded and recorded as "LVDA Supporting Activities Hours" on the LVDA Data Collection spreadsheet.
      • Transferred Volunteer Hours require the LVDA Member who is transferring some of their volunteer hours to complete and submit the "Volunteer Hours Transfer Form".   
        • Upon receipt of the Volunteer Hours Transfer Form the availability of the requested amount of hours to be transferred will be verified and recorded under the LVDA member recipient's name on the LVDA Data Collection spreadsheet as "Supporting Activities" hours.