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Volunteerism is the wind in OWSA's Sails.  The wide variety of programs offer opportunities to teach, lead, and learn new skills.  Our talented members volunteer their time and energy to run the programs offered to our membership.  Not only do members benefit, but volunteerism is extended to the broader sailing community as well.

We appreciate our membership support, time and heart, because you make OWSA possible. OWSA is an all volunteer organization, we have no paid employees and we rely on you to contribute your time and energy to one of our many volunteer roles we need to fill.  Which opportunity most interests you?

Volunteer News:

Please welcome Colleen LaCivita as OWSA's FirstMate Coordinator for 2022!  We have many returning volunteers and are always looking for sailors to join in our mission to provide opportunities for ladies to sail.

Carol Baker has graciously stepped up to lead the Marketing/Fundraising functions for OWSA as the new Marketing Director starting in 2022.

Join us in welcoming Alice Patten, long time OWSA member and previous Commodore to the role of Rear Commodore for 2022.

Current Opportunities:

Class Guppies - for more information, contact Shancy at

Board Positions:

The positions that we are looking to fill immediately for 2022 are: 

-Operations Director

-Programs Director

If you are interested in volunteering for a seat on the Board, please email Laura at

Please contact OWSA's Volunteer Coordinator regarding volunteering at, or visit with any current Board Member about these opportunities at the next General Meeting.

Logging Volunteer Hours:

OWSA could not provide the great sailing opportunities it offers without our amazing volunteers.  We appreciate you and need your help ensuring you are logging your volunteer hours.  This supports our 501c3 requirements, helps recognize our exceptional volunteers and informs volunteer recruitment.

To log your hours, simply login to, go to the member portal and log your hours.  You can do this once a month and summarize your volunteer activities or add an entry for volunteer activities for individual events.  If you have any questions, please contact

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"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." Elizabeth Andrew


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