VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

As a non-profit BAM relies heavily on volunteers to help make our events come to life.  From timing at competitions to setting up for social gatherings or life-guarding at the BARE BONES BAM would not be able to manage without its volunteers and we are immensely grateful to them.

Below is the list of opportunities available to our members.

LIFEGUARD for the Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday morning swims at the Boulder Reservoir and for the Bare Bones Open Water Swims

In order to become a Lifeguard you must take a Day long CPR & LIfeguarding training session (dates TBD)
and attend the orientation meeting (dates TBD)
 
Training sessions are Saturday - dates TBD
Schedule
CPR/First Aid certification   9:00 am-2:00pm
Lifeguard Training              2:00 - 4:30pm
(CPR certification is good for 2 years and the Lifeguard certification for 3 years)
- Class fee is $125  and will be re-funded from BAM at the end of the summer providing that you have guarded a minimum of 5 times. 
- With your 5 guarding sessions comes $100 off of next years BAM membership.
The Tues/Thurs morning swims are from 6:10 to 7:40 am. Must be there by 5:40 am to check-in.
Please contact Hermine Higgins at BAMmanagerhh@gmail if you have any questions or would like to sign up for either training class!  
Please sign-up no later than five days before one or the other training session.

 
PADDLERS/WATCHERS FOR T/TH A.M. SWIMS AND BARE BONES:
BAM likes to have as many extra eyes and ears for these swims as possible. We like to encourage those of you that may not want to commit to Lifeguard to sign up to be a Paddler/Watcher. You can either do so on shore or be out in a canoe, paddle board or kayak. There are ALWAYS certified guards around. Come enjoy some beautiful sunrises and good company.  There is particular need for the 
open water swim beginner sessions. 
REGISTRATION FOR TUESDAY/THURSDAY A.M SWIMS:  (Starts May 23)
Help sign-in and collect fees from swimmers and check them out as they exit the water.
The time frame for registration and check out is from 6:00 -7:50 a.m. Must be there by 5:40 am to set up
 
"BUDDIES" FOR BEGINNER OPEN WATER SWIMMERS - T/TH A.M.
BAM hosts several beginner sessions throughout the summer.  There are meant for new swimmers or swimmers new to open water. Swimmers are escorted and guided as a group around the course by swim buddies.
We need people in kayaks as well as in the water to swim with or alongside them. There will always be at least 2 certified guards for these sessions as well but, strong, confident swimmers interested in mentoring are highly encouraged to assist in this very rewarding activity! 
 
BAM BARE BONES OPEN WATER SWIM DATES:
Saturday, July 15 and August 19th
BARE BONES REGISTRATION HELPERS
Hermine (BAM Manager) - Coordinator
Register swimmers, mark swimmers and hand out swim caps, etc...
Saturday from 6:30 to 8:15 am
 
BARE BONES SET-UP/CLEAN -UP:
Help set-up food tents, tables, finish line, etc.. 
Set-up 6:30 - 8:30 am  - Clean-up  9:30 to 10:30 am
  
BARE BONES SALES:
Sell BAM merchandise                  6:45 - 8:15 am
 
BARE BONES FOOD COORDINATOR & HELPERS
Organize for pick-up of food & for day of food contributions from BAM swimmers, set-up tables for food and liquids, organize what’s needed as far as utensils, containers, chopping boards, etc and who will provide these goods, monitor and clean-up. Food tables need to be up and ready 15 minutes before the start of the races. 
 
BARE BONES TIMING and RESULTS COORDINATOR & HELPERS
Organize the timing and results (in consultation from Hermine), have the necessary equipment/tools ready for the event, train the volunteer workers at the finish line.
Volunteers for timing and results:  7:30 am to 10:00 am
                   
BARE BONES MARKETING/PR AND PROMOTIONS
1.  Solicit sponsors for the event (food, product, money) 
2.  P.R Work - write press releases for local news, radio and magazines, distribute fliers, etc.. share ideas on p.r. avenues
Contact - Hermine (BAM Manager)  BAMmanagerhh@gmail.com
 
BAM SOCIALS / PARTY COORDINATOR & HELPERS 
Calling all of you social ones and extroverts! What shall we do for our big summer gathering? 
When and where? Let David know if you are interested in helping plan a summer bash.
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
For the past few years we have partnered with the EXPAND program of Boulder (working with children and youth with disabilities) as well as resurrecting the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up program. Let us know if you have any interest in either of these.
 
TECH/VIDEO GURUS NEEDED
BAM is hoping to do more with filming and immediate viewing of the footage. Those of you tech savvy interested in helping?

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions regarding the logistics of the program in general please contact Hermine