According to Statista, US Sailing participation grew to over 4 million participants in 2016 including 811,000 youth. The Treasure Island Sailing Center Volunteers Reward Program provides low-cost or no-cost access to training, boats and facilities for Bay Area families.
We recognize the importance of giving back to our communities. Some people get involved with TISC to meet new friends, others to sharpen their skills. Some sailors are passionate for “the cause” while non-sailors often volunteer to learn how to sail.
TISC’s new Volunteer Rewards Program serves all of these people. Whatever their motivation, all are welcome!
Key elements of the TISC Volunteer Rewards Program:
- The program is available to TISC Volunteers with a minimum of 16 hours of service.
- Volunteers may utilize credit for hours previously accumulated for equal hours of instruction for any TISC course, or toward use of TISCs fleet of sailboats.
- Adherence to TISC’s progression of courses and boat usage policies must be followed at all times.
- Volunteer Rewards are non-transferrable unless in the case of a minor to whom the volunteer is a legal guardian
- TISC will reserve 25% of its courses for volunteers per availability.
If you have any questions about the Volunteer Rewards Program or volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 415 421-2225. You can also click HERE to see the complete list of volunteer opportunities available at TISC.
By the way, heads up to parents: Spring sailing classes begin Sunday, April 8th at TISC and Summer classes begin Monday, June 11th (you can REGISTER HERE). No child is ever turned away from TISC for financial reasons.
Also, if you are considering sailing classes for your kids, you should read the informative blog post from US Sailing: Thoughts on Choosing a Sailing School.
Regards from On The Cove, Dave G
In the Wake:
Here are a few upcoming On-The-Water and On-Land volunteer openings that are available to be filled.
Opening Day: Saturday, April 21, 2018
This one day event kicks off our sailing season while promoting the sport of sailing and National Safe Boating Week. We are looking for volunteers to help with the water activities on the Bay and with on land activities on shore.
- Opening Day – J24 Skipper Sign Up
- Opening Day – Boat Related Volunteer Sign Up
- Opening Day – General Volunteer Sign Up
Visually Impaired Sailing Program
Volunteer Opportunities to assist sailors who are blind or visually impaired is a one-Saturday or Sunday-a-month event hosted at TISC in partnership with BlindSail SF Bay. TISC is seeking experienced sailors to participate in these events either as instructors or as crew members on a J24. Some training will be required and will be provided by instructors experienced in teaching people who are blind and visually impaired.
We need your help keeping TISC’s boats clean and ready to sail. Our boats have made it through the Winter, and now it’s time to get them bright and shiny for another season of sailing! Whether you are working part or full-time or are retired, you can choose a that suits you.
Come sail a J24 around Clipper Cove for a couple of hours! Volunteers take a small group of people sailing around the cove and teach them to the basics of sailing. Volunteers need to pass TISC’s J24 checkout and are required to do a background check if they are going to be working with youths.
Summer Camp Support – starting June 11th
We are looking for volunteers (18+) to help supervise children during their lunch hour and assist the sailing Instructors on the beach after lunch. One week commitment preferable
No sailing program is complete without the racing aspect. TISC host several Youth Regattas each year and each of these regattas could use your support on land. This is a fun way to watch the competition and help the youth enjoy the sport of sailing.