Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to get more involved with Washington Rowing? Volunteers are integral to the success of the program. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2019 season.
Our area of greatest need is race day operations which requires upwards of 50 people to support the event. Assignments include using an iPad to time races, being a stake boat holder at the starting platform, helping spot finish order at the finish line, being a finish line flagger, and safety/driving (monitoring the warm up area, assisting with get back/row backs, driving a referee launch).
Most of the volunteer positions require no previous experience. To be considered to be a launch driver you must have previous coaching or boating experience and attend a “training” during a Ham n Egger. It’s a great way to have an “all access” pass to UW races and see them from a different perspective.
Volunteers are also needed at our annual events including the VBC Banquet, Class Day Cruise, Class Day BBQ and the Windermere Cup Stewards Tent, and to serve on the Board of Stewards.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah Keller, Director of Operations, at [email protected] or 206-543-1117.
Rowing a race is an art, not a frantic scramble. It must be rowed with head power as well as hand power.
– George Pocock