Upper Valley Rowing Foundation Hanover Connecticut River
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Evening Dock Monitors Needed
Monday - Friday
5:30pm - 7:30pm

All scullers and sweep rowers are asked to volunteer as an evening dock monitor at least once during the summer. To be an evening dock monitor, you only need to help people carry boats to and from the water!  It's so easy!!

We need evening dock monitors Monday - Friday throughout the summer from 5:30 - 7:30pm. No training needed; all information for being a monitor is in the log book that is stored under the bulletin board outside the sculling bay. The dock will be closed if it is pouring rain. 

Thank you for your support of club sculling! We can't offer monitored sculling in the evening without your help.


UVRF Evening Dock Monitor Expectations

First of all, thank you for volunteering on the sculling dock from 5:30 – 7:30pm!  Here are some hopefully helpful tips. 

  • Water and sunglasses (much brighter than the light in which you row in the morning) are often a good idea!
  • If the right-hand bay is open when you get there, a folding chair marked is just inside to your left or right. Please feel free to use it, then return it when you leave.
  • If no one is out on the water when you leave (check the log book), then put any slings inside the bay and close the door.
  • You are here to help UVRF rowers carry equipment to and from the sculling dock during the hours from 5:30 - 7:30 - and that’s pretty much it!
    • You could remind folks launching after 6:30 that you won’t be there after 7:30, but you also don’t have to stay longer if they decide to stay out after that time.
    • You also could offer to help rowers land or launch their shells if you feel comfortable doing that. Landings may be tricky for novice scullers and for everyone if it is windy, so be ready to lightly grab an oar and help out with the landing.
  • You don’t have to be either a lifeguard or a sculling coach - so don’t feel badly if you’re not or let that inhibit you from volunteering!
  • You are also not an expert on club equipment, policies or procedures, so don’t feel badly if you don’t know the answers. There is a sculling notebook in the sculling log book box on the left front outside of the right bay (sculling bay) of Fuller that has all kinds of interesting reading, including policies, procedures, repair logs, reservation lists, guest waivers, etc. etc. Refer folks to that, and maybe even read it if you’re bored! Who knows, you might learn something. And please take this sculling notebook with you to the sculling dock.