Maybe you love Roller Derby, but loathe the idea of skating and getting knocked down. Don’t worry, because there are a myriad of ways that you can help out and be involved with the team. Depending on what kind of volunteering you would like to do, there are two ways in which you can go about supporting the team.
The first kind of volunteer is a Bout Day Helper. This means that you aid the Productions Committee in setting up the track and chairs, selling merchandise, taking tickets and everything else that makes the event run efficiently. You could also sign up to be a Non-Skating Official (NSO) on bout day. NSOs keep track of points, record statistics and keep track of time in the penalty box. Not to mention, you get to wear an awesome neon armband. Volunteers must be 18 and up, and you get free admission to the bout. If you are interested in helping at any of our bouts, email us for more information.
The second kind of volunteer is a Non-skating Member. This means that you are a member of the Charlottesville Derby Dames, but you are not a bouting skater (one who skates at the events and scrimmages). Non-skating members occasionally attend novice practices and are active on at least one committee on the team. These members pay $10 a month in dues, but also get to register their unique derby name and have their photo added to the website. Some Non-skating volunteer positions include announcing, and providing updates to social media sites during the bouts.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding volunteering for the Derby Dames.