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Northern Ohio Dressage Association

WHy VOlunteer?

NODA needs its members to be successful, educational and fun.Our club is only as good as its members and their participation! All volunteer contributions are valued. Volunteering provides "behind the scenes" exposure and experience of horse related events, the possibility of meeting new friends and visiting with old friends -- PLUS valuable NODA Bucks.  

How to earn NODA Bucks!
~  Volunteer at a NODA sponsored Show
~  Help with set-up for a NODA Sponsored Clinic or Educational Event
~  Help with NODA mailings
~  Create Show Programs or Flyers for NODA Events
~  Sign-up to work on a NODA Committee
~  Write an article for the NODA Monthly Newsletter
~  Be a Barn or News Reporter for the NODA Monthly Newsletter

~  Use your imagination!   How can you help NODA

Volunteer Positions & Descriptions

Scribe, Shadow Scribe, Ring Setup / Tear Down,

Warmup Ring Steward, Ring Steward, Scorer

Office Assistant, Runner, Extra Hand


 Volunteer Positions & Descriptions

Competitor Check-In Assistant, Warmup or Ring Steward, 
Equipment Checker, Scorer, Ribbon & Test Pick-up, 

Scribes, Runners, Setup/Tear Down

*Annually, the Recognized Show Signup Genius is published with specific volunteer positions needed

What are NODA Bucks?

 When you volunteer your time to NODA,  you are given NODA Bucks for the various jobs you sign up for.  They Never Expire!  Use them like Cash!   Use them when entering or registering for any NODA Sponsored Schooling Show, Education Event, or renewing your annual NODA Membership Dues! 

*Four (4) NODA Bucks earned in the current competition year REQUIRED when applying for NODA Year-End Awards

To apply for NODA Year End Awards, you must attach four (4) NODA bucks earned in that competition year to your

Competition Report Form(s).   Only 4 NODA bucks required, no matter how many awards you apply for.  See AWARDS for

complete details.    You don't want to miss out on these awards, trophies and scholarships!

Awards Program Details 

Questions or Concerns about NODA BUCKS?   Contact Dee Liebenthal at


   If you would like to serve on the NODA Board or on a specific committee, please contact or  Go to CONTACTS page to see all the    committees and board member opportunities.   Open positions are shown.

   WHAT MAKES A GOOD HORSE SHOW?  Judges? Weather? Footing?   All of these, Plus VOLUNTEERS are essential for a Successful Show!   We can't run a show with you!

   WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER EARLY?   To avoid the rush for the job you want, of course!  AND when you volunteer, don't forget to collect your NODA Bucks!


   HOW CAN I SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER  SCHOOLING SHOWS?  Online through signup genius - Visit our Schooling Show Page to sign up

Karen Puchowski  at

Our website is continually changing and growing. Check back frequently for new updates and information!  

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