Volunteer FAQ

When does Volunteer Registration open?

Registration opens September 1st, 2018. See you then!

How do I sign up?

You can register online through our Volunteer Registration page under "Volunteering" or click here. Please register on a desktop computer and not a mobile device.

How old do volunteers need to be?

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Please contact volunteer@hocr.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Can I sign up for multiple committees?

Yes, but please be careful to avoid signing up for overlapping or conflicting shifts.

Can I sign up for multiple shifts?

Yes, but please be careful to avoid signing up for overlapping or conflicting shifts.

Am I automatically accepted after I sign up?

No. Committee chairs review each volunteer application individually and may contact you for additional information.

How will I know if I’m accepted?

You will receive an email when your application status changes from “Applied” to “Accepted” or "Denied." If you are accepted, your Committee Chair will contact you with more information regarding your shift.

I still haven’t heard anything about my Volunteer applications. What should I do?

All of our committees are run by volunteer co-chairs, so please be patient. If significant time has elapsed, please contact volunteer@hocr.org.

I can’t find an open committee. What should I do?

You can email volunteer@hocr.org and our volunteer coordinator may be able to assist you. Please bear in mind that our volunteer positions tend to fill very quickly!

Can I update my contact information for my volunteer application?

No, all updates to volunteer applications must be submitted as an email to volunteer@hocr.org.

Can I change the shifts I’ve signed up for?

You can cancel your initial shift request by emailing volunteer@hocr.org.

I’m no longer available to volunteer. How do I cancel?

If you have been in touch with your committee’s co-chair, please contact them directly. Otherwise, please email volunteer@hocr.org.

I’m not available on Regatta weekend, but I’d still like to help out. Are there any committees that have volunteer opportunities prior to Regatta weekend?

Yes! Please contact volunteer@hocr.org. You will also see shift dates posted in the registration database listing committees with advance volunteer opportunities.

What should I do after I’ve been accepted?

Committee co-chairs will get in touch with their volunteers directly with important information on when and where to meet, what to bring, parking, as well as any other committee-specific materials. Committees are chaired by volunteers, so please be patient.

Volunteer for HOCR

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Make this year’s Head Of The Charles® a success. There are many opportunities to get involved over race weekend and before.