Oswegatchie is very thankful for the volunteers that make this event possible. It takes true volunteerism to travel countless miles, work on difficult or dirty tasks, and sacrificing the event highlights because you are needed elsewhere. Often the volunteers here for a weekend will also need to stay in cold cabins when we overflowed our winterized buildings.
We are looking for 4 types of volunteer work.
Oswegatchie does have preferences in place on how seasoned volunteers will be used for the AdironDUCK Race weekend. Returning volunteers tend to be reassigned to the same job year after year to make improvements and create consistency. As volunteers prove themselves as competent and team focused, they are moved to more involved tasks! This does not mean better jobs, since every volunteer task is challenging. In 2013, we had 1,950 people on property in 6 hours. We parked 680 cars! Everybody had to hustle and be creative. It was an excellent day!
Due to our lack of winterized housing, we are looking for more volunteers that would be able to come in from the local area. Background checks may be a part of the volunteer process. If any groups or individuals are available, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 346-1222.
We are no longer accepting volunteers Duck Race Weekend! We are now preparing for the weekend. Come back to this link in the fall to sign up for 2019.