VOLUNTEER HOURS TRACKING SYSTEM
We started the new PDTC Volunteer Hours Tracking System a year ago in January 2022. All current PDTC members were granted 20 hours (the number required to be eligible for class discounts and other member benefits like discounted barn rentals).
Hours expire after a year on a rolling basis at the end of each month. This means that at the end of January 2023, the 20 hours that were granted in January 2022 will expire and drop off your balance. New members who received their 20 hours later in the year will still have them until the end of the month of the 1st anniversary from their granting.
During the year, many members have entered their volunteer hours using the form on the PDTC website members-only section: CLICK HERE TO ENTER HOURS!. Other hours earned were credited to you through working at trials or attending meetings. If you met the requirement to volunteer 20 hours last year, you will still have at least 20 hours in your balance after the initial 20 hours are deleted. That's perfect!!! Keep up the good work and continue to earn that volunteer credit!!
Everyone please be aware that going forward, each month the previous year's hours for that month will be deleted so pay attention to your balance to ensure continued eligibility. It is easy to check your balance on the website, everyone's name and balance is listed. CLICK HERE FOR BALANCES! Also on that page you will find more information about how the rolling hours are calculated and how and when you are responsible for reporting your hours.
If you didn't earn 20 hours over the past year, you are still a valuable member of PDTC but you will not be eligible for discounts until you replenish your balance to the required 20 volunteer hours. If you are taking classes or renting the training locations, you will need to pay the non-member listed rate, which is also the member rate for those not eligible for discounts. As soon as your account shows 20 hours, you will resume discount eligibility.
There are lots of opportunities to earn hours by assisting with obedience, rally, and agility trials and workshops/seminars, or participation on a committee. If you can't participate in person on weekends, there are other activities that will benefit the club and earn hours, such as being a registrar (coordinating registrations for either obedience or agility classes - we have different registrars for each day of the week) It’s a great way to earn credits and really helps the club.
**Note - PDTC Lifetime Members (those who have been nominated and approved by the Board and Membership) are not required to meet volunteer requirements to be eligible for PDTC benefits!