A High Jump Assistant is only required for the High Jump.
Being a High Jump Assistant is not a huge commitment of time and really benefits the efficiency and enjoyment of the event for the athlete. Typically there is only one High Jump event per Age Group every three weeks.
The High Jump Assistant’s role requires waiting for the jump to be completed and the competitor has left the mat, replacing the bar or waiting for the Chief Judge to set the new height of the bar. There are normally two High Jump Assistants per event and is bets shared between volunteers.
For the safety of the High Jump Assistant, they should stand in a sensible position to avoid possible injury. The best location is to the side of the landing mat, in a sensible position facing the jumper, and concentration is essential.
A High Jump Assistant does not require a WWVP Card.