US Rowing Call for Volunteers for Club National Championships

The following message was received regarding the need for volunteers at the Club National Championships at the Cooper River course in Pennsauken.

As many of you know, the Rutgers Alumni Rowing Team is hosting US Rowing’s Club National Championship Regatta on the Cooper River, from July 11-15. We are still trying to fill some volunteer positions.

  • If you’ve got experience driving a boat, we can use you as a launch boat driver who follows the races.
  • If you’re between the ages of 13 and 25, we can use you on a stake boat, holding the boats steady until the race starts.
  • If you don’t drive a boat or are older than 25, we can use your help at the finish line, with registration, as a lunch coordinator, results runner, or any one of dozens of jobs.

Can you help? Why, yes, yes you can! Even if you aren’t able to volunteer for a shift, you can forward this email to at least one other person who might be interested in volunteering.

We strive to take care of our volunteers — t-shirts, sunscreen, water, a Rutgers Bag ‘O Swag, and whatever else we can find. (And lunch, if your shift is around lunch time, of course). (And perhaps a cool beverage or two if your shift is at the end of the day…). Those who need it can also get service hours through volunteering.

For those of you who have volunteered or raced, you know how important volunteer help is and how much fun it can be. For those of you who haven’t even been in a boat, volunteering is such a neat way to get an up-close look at both the races and what goes on behind the scenes. No previous volunteer or rowing experience is necessary (except if you’re driving a boat), and you don’t have to be affiliated with Rutgers either.

You can sign up to volunteer by clicking on this link to an online form. And, please!, forward this email on to others.