Referees are needed for high school and middle school volleyball games throughout Klickitat and Skamania counties. According to the Columbia Gorge Volleyball Officials Association's assigning secretary, Bill Daniels, there is a particular need for people who can work afternoon matches in the White Salmon, Stevenson and Carson end of the district.
Referees are paid per game plus mileage for the season running from September through October. Referees are required to join the Washington Officials Association, which costs $40 and covers insurance, official patch, two rule books and training.
Knowledge of volleyball is beneficial, but not required, as officials will be trained. Ages from high school on up are encouraged to apply. An online clinic and test are required for certification.
Training meetings will be held each Monday night, initially, then less frequently during the season, in the Riverview Community Bank in Goldendale. Contact Daniels at 773-3980 for more information.