Volunteer Opportunities with Edmonton Rowing Club

Edmonton Rowing Club (ERC) relies heavily on the involvement of all club members and the public to maintain our operation, programs and services.

ERC athletes (or their parents) are required to commit to 20-30 hours of volunteering. There are many opportunities to complete your volunteer hours. Assisting at regattas, facility cleanups, fundraisers, and committee work are just a few examples. To ensure that the club’s volunteer needs are met, the Competitive or Membership Director may ask you to fulfill some of your volunteer hours at a particular event such as a regatta. Please help your club by cooperating with the Competitive or Membership Coordinator if at all possible. Volunteer hours must be completed by March 31, 2016.

For additional information or questions about volunteering with ERC, please contact ERC Membership Director at ercmembership@gmail.com.

Regatta Opportunities
Regatta (race) volunteers are needed to help support and run racing events hosted by the Edmonton Rowing club. These are ‘one-off’ commitments usually involve a full day (or two) worth of time.

Some examples are:

  • Timing & Results, work with the timing team: Operating a backup stopwatch, marking times, working with results software. Taking the results and posting them in the designated places, taking timing tapes from the start/finish line to the results office.
  • Start-line  Marshaling (or assisting) at the start, helping to organize and to arrange boats into the correct order for the umpires.
  • Control Commission – Helping with duties at the boat launch; supporting Umpires, ensuring required numbers are available and properly distributed, coxswains have appropriate weight, double checks race attendance.
  • Race Course Set-up and Take Down – Helping prepare the start/finish areas for the beginning of each race day, put equipment away for the day.
  • Hospitality  Helping prepare lunches and snacks for volunteers prior to race-day. Also may be involved in managing snacks and available refreshments on race day.
  • Safety boat/Umpire boat drivers – This role requires someone with a pleasure craft license to operate a motor boat during the race, be ready to assist any boats that may have technical difficulties or safety issues, and to watch and record any rule infractions, report as directed.
  • Medical personnel – Preferably an individual trained as a healthcare practitioner (a doctor, nurse or emergency medical responder) willing to be on site to attend to any medical emergencies.