Here you'll find all the important details and the application form for those wanting to volunteer at the 2015 US Open Taekwondo Championships. This rewarding and insightful opportunity provides excellent experience for anyone looking to get more involved with top level sport or event management or is simply great fun for those who love Taekwondo!

2015 US Open Taekwondo Championships
Volunteer Guide and Application

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteer Dates: January 19- January 26, 2014
Competition Dates: January 21- January 25, 2014  

BE A PART OF MAKING THIS EXCITING COMPETITION HAPPEN!

USA Taekwondo needs volunteers to help with:

  • Set Up
  • Breakdown
  • Registration
  • Weigh in
  • Ring Management
  • Ring Runners
  • Awards
  • Security
  • Bag Stuffing
  • Video Cameras
  • Hogus
CALL USAT AT (719) 866-3628 OR EMAIL: sarah.randall@usa-taekwondo.us

**Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older**
Please contact Sarah Randall for Volunteers younger than 12 years of age.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
  • Free entry to competition on the day of volunteering
  • Access to the competition floor during competition
  • Free event t-shirt
  • Free lunch to volunteers who work at least 8 hours in one day

Description of Duties:


BAG PREPARATION: Stuff participation bags with various event information

Date: Monday, January 19

Report Time:

1pm-5pm

Number of Volunteers Needed:

30

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

N/A

 

SET-UP: Place Competition Mats & Equipment

Date: Monday, January 19 & Tuesday, January 20

Report Time (Shift 1):

9:30am-1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

1:30pm-7pm

Number of Volunteers Needed:

30/shift

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

Lifting & Carrying Heavy Items

 

REGISTRATION: Assist with Registration. Hand out credentials, posters, bags, etc.

Date: Tuesday, January 20

Report Time (Shift 1):

8:30am-12pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

1:30pm-8pm

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Saturday, January 24

Report Time (Shift 1):

8:30am-12pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

1:30pm-8pm

Number of Volunteers Needed:

10/shift

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

N/A

 

WEIGH-IN: Assist referees with computer operation during weigh-in

Date: Wednesday, January 21

Report Time (Shift 1):

8:30am-12pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

1:30pm-8pm

Date: Thursday, January 22 –Saturday, January 24

Report Time (Shift 1):

8:30am - 12pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

1:30pm - 6pm

Number of Volunteers Needed:

2/shift

Age Requirement:

16+

Other Requirements:

Volunteers must be comfortable using a computer

 

RING MANAGERS: Manage the flow of athletes to and from the ring.  Assist the referees as needed, oversee and relieve the computer tech as needed.

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

7:30am - 1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

2pm - close

Number of Volunteers Needed:

12/shift (1 per ring)

Age Requirement:

16+

Other Requirements:

Volunteers must be comfortable using a computer

 

VIDEO CAMERA OPERATOR: Operate ring-side cameras, ensuring that the action stays in frame.

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

7:30am - 1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

2pm - close

Number of Volunteers Needed:

12/shift

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

Volunteers must be comfortable using a camera


HOGU MANAGERS: Distribute and collect hogus from athletes. Disinfect hogus between uses.

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

7:30am - 1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

2pm - close

Number of Volunteers Needed:

4/shift

Age Requirement:

16+

Other Requirements:

N/A



RING RUNNERS: Escort athletes to and from competition rings

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

7:45am - 1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

2pm - close

Number of Volunteers Needed:

12/shift

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

Volunteer will be on their feet for most of the day

 

AWARDS: Help organize and handout certificates and medals for athletes

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

8:00am - 1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

2pm - close

Number of Volunteers Needed:

2/shift

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

N/A

 

SECURITY: Responsible for keeping non-credentialed visitors off the competition floor

Date: Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

7:30am - 1pm

Report Time (Shift 2):

2pm - close

Number of Volunteers Needed:

5/shift

Age Requirement:

16+

Other Requirements:

N/A

 

USADA: The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) runs the anti-doping program.  Volunteers must chaperone chosen athletes until they have reported to the doping control station.

Date: Friday, January 23 – Saturday, January 24

Report Time (Shift 1):

1:00pm - finished

Number of Volunteers Needed:

16/day

Age Requirement:

18+

 

BREAKDOWN: Help with the break down after event is done of competition rings, registration, holding area, medical, etc.

Date: Sunday, January 25

Report Time (Shift 1):

6:00pm - finished

Number of Volunteers Needed:

30

Age Requirement:

12+

Other Requirements:

Lifting & Carrying Heavy Items

 

To apply, click HERE to download the above information in printable PDF format, along with all necessary application forms.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2015 US Open Taekwondo Championships - it is very much appreciated!