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[RC] First time volunteer at a ride - any tips or tricks? - Flora Hillman

Title: Clear Stationery
I took our AERC President's latest suggestion to heart -- while my endurance pony is recouping from a pulled muscle in his back, I have offered to help at a (fairly local) 25/50 mile ride taking place next weekend. This is an established ride in a brand new venue -- however;  the area where it takes place (a Nat'l forest) has restricted the ride to allowing only the ride management -- not the rider crews -- to drive motorized vehicles into the checks. 
This will be the first time I have volunteered at an endurance ride, and I'm going to be doing P/R. I have my stethoscope and a hand-held stopwatch backed up by my digital eventing wrist watch which does have a stopwatch function if needed.  I've got enough endurance miles (600) to know the routine from the competitor's side, but this will be the first time I'm standing on the other side of the fence.
So, what I'd like to know is ... are there any tips or tricks  ya'll can offer that can help make the P/R job as smooth as possible for not only me, but for the competitors as well?