I have never not received a schooling pass for volunteering - along with a shirt AND lunch, snacks, drinks, and often a cocktail! Of course I’ve been doing this a long time and am a regular there
Carolyn is incredibly generous to and appreciative of her volunteers. She generally drives around from jump judge to jump judge and delivers the passes in person, along with the occasional adult beverage.
The last time I volunteered (in October), they gave you a few options: a schooling pass for the competition course, a “voucher“ towards entry fees - worth $60 (I used it when I competed at their most recent Starter), or a discount on a Cross Derby entry.
I think this is a great idea, and gives people different opportunities to use their “volunteer credit.” The one thing I wish they would do is have a more liberal expiration date for these passes! If you had a full year to use it, I think more people would be able and willing to volunteer since that would give them flexibility. You can always sell it; if someone wants to school on the competition course for example, you could offer to sell them a pass for $60 since that is worth $75 (IIRC.)
I try to volunteer there as often as I can, even though it’s an hour away for me as well! We got a puppy in March, and between my work obligations on Saturday and trying to compete/school on Sundays, it was tough to find the time this year. We brought the puppy and our other dog when we volunteered there last month, but then again my husband was along to help wrangle the dogs - who were luckily perfectly behaved.