Volunteer

VOWSA is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization benefiting the BC Special Olympics and the Vancouver Lifeguard Association. We are always eager to have people involved in helping put together a season. VOWSA presents an excellent opportunity to benefit the local community through the promotion of open water swimming.

There are several ways to be involved with VOWSA:

Executive Committee

The VOWSA committee is responsible for planning and running the VOWSA open water swim season. Several directors and coordinators are needed to put together a season.

Positions for the season are available – to learn more contact a current director to get an idea of how the organization is managed. The Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about VOWSA. Please check our website for notice of the AGM date and time. The previous season pass holders are eligible to vote. Our meetings are held approximately once a month. Please contact a director for specific dates and location.

If you would like to work with us to make open water swimming happen for people please take a look at our full list of positions and contact the VOWSA Volunteer Coordinator at volunteercord “at” vowsa.bc.ca

VOWSA Committee Position Descriptions

Practice Swims

Volunteers are needed to run our twice-weekly practice swims. If you are interested in helping out or for more information please review the documents below, or contact our Practice Swim Coordinator.

Dates: Monday & Thursday evenings

Positions & Descriptions: Please contact the Practice Swim Coordinator for details

Contact:   volunteerbeach “at” vowsa.bc.ca

Open Water Races

Canada Day Challenge

Volunteers are needed to run our Canada Day Challenge open water race. If you are interested in helping out, please review the information below.

Dates: June 30 & July 1, 2019

Positions & Descriptions: Document in PDF form – click here.

Contact:  volunteercord “at” vowsa.bc.ca

Kits Challenge

Volunteers are needed to run our Kits Challenge open water race. If you are interested in helping out, please review the information below.

Dates: July 21, 2019

Positions & Descriptions: Document in PDF form – click here.
Contact: volunteercord “at” vowsa.bc.ca

Bay Challenge

Volunteers are needed to run our Bay Challenge open water race. If you are interested in helping out, please review the information below.

Dates: August 4 & 5, 2019

Positions & Descriptions: Document in PDF form – click here.

Contact:  volunteercord “at” vowsa.bc.ca