NACSW Nosework Trials cannot happen without dedicated volunteers who make the event run smoothly, calm competitor nerves and enjoy a fun day of dogs searching for odor. If you are interested in volunteering for the October 29-31, 2020 Elite/NW3/NW1 trials in Palmyra, VA, please complete the following survey. We will do our best to place you in jobs that you have requested, but please understand that we may need to utilize your many talents in other areas on the day of the trial. We look forward to seeing you in October! Thank you for volunteering!

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* 1. What is your name?

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* 2. What is your email address?

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* 3. What is your best contact telephone number the day of the trial?

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* 4. There are several key jobs essential to a Nosework Trial. The following job descriptions best describe each position.

TIMER: Use a stopwatch to time dogs during their run
JUDGES’ STEWARD: Give competitors a reminder of the rules before they come to the line, pass score sheets on to the score runner, assist in the competition area as directed by Judge.
GATE STEWARD: Make sure the “on deck” dog is ready and help manage traffic flow to and from the crating area to the competition areas. Help competitors remain calm and keep dogs safe.
VIDEOGRAPHER: Video competitor’s run at an element for the NACSW records. Does involve walking and moving from one search area to the next.
SCORERUNNER: Take score sheets from the Judge’s Steward or Judge to the Score Room. This position can involve a significant amount of walking.
HOSPITALITY: Assist with hospitality and general cleaning
COMPETITOR CHECK-IN: Check competitors as they arrive, direct them to appropriate crating areas, etc.
“JACK of ALL TRADES”: Position will pitch in where needed, including providing breaks to other volunteers.

Please select the area(s) in which you would like to volunteer.

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* 5. Are there any volunteer positions you do not want?

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* 6. Please select the days and times that you will be available to volunteer. If you are only planning to volunteer for one day, but sign up for multiple days, please indicate which day is preferred in the Comments box below. Also, if you sign up for multiple days, please indicate in the Comments box how many days you are willing to work. Because of COVID-19, we will only be using full day volunteers at this trial to minimize the number of people on the trial site.

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* 7. Do you have a vehicle that could be used for the vehicle search element of the trial? If so please list the vehicle type and what days it could be used. Note: The vehicle must not have had any odor on it in four weeks preceding the trial. There is a chance dogs will jump on or paw at the vehicle...we do our best to prevent it, but please do not volunteer your vehicle if this concerns you as we cannot reimburse you for damages.

Thank you for submitting your volunteer request. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you very soon. If you have questions in the meantime, email Jen at pawsplustrainingva@gmail.com.

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