Over 2,500 participants and you!

Volunteer registration is now closed.

Thank you!

Thank you to the over 1,000 people who have registered to volunteer with the 2024 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Under 19 Championships! We are so excited to have you on board.

One Iconic Destination – One Mega-Event

What’s Next?

Your specific volunteer role training will take place
Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 7pm
Neil Campbell Rowing Centre,
Henley Island Dr, St. Catharines ON

Your Uniform

Your uniform includes 2 Volunteer t-shirts, baseball cap, cinch bag and a fanny pack.

Volunteer Uniform

For more information

If you have any questions related to volunteering, please contact us via email at: volunteers@stcrowing2024.com

Please also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Official Sponsor of the
Volunteer Program

Walker Industries

Volunteer Program Timelines

  • January | February – Registration Period
  • March | April – Application Review & Vetting
  • May | June – Confirmation of Volunteer Position(s)
  • July – Confirmation of Volunteer Schedules (Dates/Times)
  • Thursday August 8th at 7pm – Orientation, Accreditation & Uniform Pick-up
  • Sunday August 25th at 7pm – Volunteer Recognition Reception

Volunteer Roles

Use the "Search" function to find the positions you are interested in. There is something for everyone!

Please note: Some locations will need to work in a 2 shift rotation, most days would be a 4.5 hour shift.
Job NameLocation Job Description Days required
Admissions | Guest Services
responsible to Admission Chair
Grandstand
  • Acting as a customer service representative for WRCH.
  • Answering visitor questions related to the WRCH programme.
  • Utilizing sales tools and software to sell daily passes.
  • Assisting visitors with putting admissions bracelets on (as required).
Event Days
Admissions | Guest Services
responsible to Admission Chair
Rennie Park
  • Acting as a customer service representative for WRCH.
  • Answering visitor questions related to the WRCH programme.
  • Utilizing sales tools and software to sell daily passes.
  • Assisting visitors with putting admissions bracelets on (as required).
Event Days
Accommodation Lead
responsible to Organizing Committee
Brock University & partnered hotels Deal with a team to ensure that all the teams requirements are handled.2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Accommodation Team
responsible to Accommodation Lead
Brock University & partnered hotels Work with the teams and both the Athletes Village (Brock University) and the hotels that we are working with to resolve any issues.2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Accreditation Manager
responsible to Organizing Committee
St. Ann's SchoolTo set up a team and run the accreditation system.2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Accreditation Team
responsible to Accreditation Manager
St. Ann's SchoolInput and produce the required passes for all competitors and all staff and anyone else that requires accreditation.2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Announcers
responsible to Sports Presentation
Finish Tower
  • Announcing crews and races/heats as they are happening on water.
  • Reporting results to the grandstand spectators.
  • Working with the finish tower to confirm and call results.
Event Days
Athlete Village Services
responsible to Brock
Brock University
  • Acting as a customer service representative for WRCH.
  • Answering athlete/team questions related to the WRCH programme.
  • Conduit to Shuttle Transportation Program.
2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Athlete Management
responsible to Victory Ceremony Manager
GrandstandTo move athletes to holding area and prepare them in order to parade to medal ceremony.Rehearsal day and all medal days
Backdrop Coordinator
responsible to Victory Ceremony Manager
Grandstand Oversight and management of World Rowing Backdrop for medal presentations.Rehearsal day and all medal days and setup day
Boat Holder Lead
responsible to Organizing Committee & National Technical Official Start Supervisor
Start areaOrganize a team of youths to hold boats and to move the start fingers when needed.All race days
Boat Holders
responsible to Victory Ceremony Manager
Grandstand Catch and hold boats on victory pontoon.Rehearsal day and all medal days
Boat Holders
responsible to Boat Holder Lead
Start areaTo hold boats and to move the start fingers when needed.All race days
Cat Crew
responsible to Organizing Committee & World Rowing Tech Team
On Water To be available to fix or adjust the course facilities if needed.Prior to the event starting and all days venue open
Control Commission Supervisor
responsible to Organizing Committee & National Technical Official Lead
Henley IslandOversee the whole CC area including the dock area, athlete and boat weighing and work with the National Technical Official Lead and manage a team of volunteers to man positions.3 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Control Team
responsible to Control Commission Supervisor
Henley IslandAssist in boat weighing, to ensure scales are set-up and calibrated.All days venue open
Control Team
responsible to Control Commission Supervisor
Henley IslandAssist in athlete weighing, to ensure scales are set-up and calibrated.All days venue open
Control Team
responsible to Control Commission Supervisor
Henley IslandYouth to remove all shoes and clothing from dock and place at the side of the ramp.All days venue open
Control Team
responsible to Control Commission Supervisor
Henley IslandTo work with Swiss timing for placing GPS units and bow numbers on the shells and retrieving after racing. All days venue open
Control Team Dock
responsible to Control Commission Supervisor
Henley IslandTo assist crews while launching and docking shells. All days venue open
Doping Control
responsible to Medical Team Leader
Henley IslandTo assist with the doping control officer in managing and chaperoning athletes selected for testing. All days venue open
Fan Festival
responsible to Absolute XM | Festival Producer
Rennie ParkSupported by Niagara College | Sport Management ClassTBD
Fit Out | FFE
responsible to Venue Manager
Henley Island | Grandstand & Rennie ParkEnsure all required equipment (Tables, Chairs, etc.) is in place as per dedicated site plan5 days prior to event start
Flag Bearer
responsible to Flag Manager
Grandstand To deliver and present the flag of the medal winners to the flag raisers.Rehearsal day and all medal days
Flag Manager
responsible to Victory Ceremony Manager
Grandstand
  • Oversee the delivery of flags during and after ceremonies as well of opening and closing ceremonies.
  • Insure that the right flags are being raised and correct order. It is advised to monitor the events so you can have a good idea which flags will be needed.
Early in the week and for setup and rehearsal day and all medal days
Flag Raisers
responsible to Flag Manager
Grandstand To raise the flags during the medal presentations. This could be military or RCMP or local Police. Rehearsal day and all medal days
Flower | Gift Bearer
responsible to Victory Ceremony Manager
Grandstand Part of the presentation party, carry the trays with flowers/gift to the podium for presentation.Rehearsal day and all medal days
Food Services Team
responsible to Organizing Committee
Henley Island To work with Catering company to ensure the space is prepped and cleaned for the teams food service.All days venue open
Information Centre
responsible to Information Chair
GrandstandSet up and maintain a booth in the grandstand to assist visiting guests on the area and provide directions if needed. All race Days
Information Centre
responsible to Information Chair
Henley IslandSet up and maintain a booth on the Island to assist visiting guests on the area and provide directions if needed.All days venue open
Information Chair
responsible to Organizing Committee
Henley IslandTo set up a team to run the information tents through the event.All days venue open
Maintenance Boat Repair
responsible to Maintenance Supervisors
Henley Island Be available to repair any of the motor boats that may break down. All race days
Maintenance Supervisors
responsible to Organizing Committee
Henley IslandTo organize a team to ensure any structural and mechanical needs are looked after.Prior to the venue opening and until venue is returned to normal
Marshal Boat Drivers
responsible to Organizing Committee & Water Rescue Leads
On Water Work with Water Rescue to cover the course.All days venue open
Marshals
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
On Water
  • To be stationed throughout the course to ensure traffic patterns are being followed and to instruct crews as to where to go if needed.
  • Will also need 3 Marshals and boat drivers to be on the course during racing.
All days venue open
Materials Management
responsible to Venue Manager
Henley IslandManage deliveries and freight to and from the islandPrior to the venue opening and until venue is returned to normal
Medal Bearer
responsible to Victory Ceremony Manager
Grandstand Part of the presentation party, carry the medal trays to the podium for presentation.Rehearsal day and all medal days
Media Liaison
responsible to Media Officer
GrandstandOrganize press members in the athlete Mixed Media Zone.Rehearsal day and all medal days
Media Liaison
responsible to Media Officer
GrandstandOrganize press Tent and press seating areas.All race Days
Media Liaison | Media OfficerHenley IslandOrganize press Tent and the media in the athlete Mixed Media Zone.All race Days and training days
Media Officer
responsible to Organizing Committee & World Rowing Office
Henley Island
  • Responsible for overseeing the media operations in liaison with World Rowing and the Local Organizing Committee.
  • Organizes the team looking after all press areas and ensures they have accurate information to guide the press to designated areas for interviews and photo opportunities.
All race Days and training days
Media Shuttle
responsible to Organizing Committee & National Technical Official Lead
On Water To move any media to start or finish locations.All Days venue open
Medical Team
responsible to Medical Team Lead
GrandstandTo be prepared for any Athlete that needs assistance. All race Days
Medical Team
responsible to Medical Team Lead
Rennie ParkTo be on standby for any Medical Emergency.All days venue open
Medical Team
responsible to Medical Team Lead
Henley IslandTo be on standby for any Medical Emergency.All days venue open
Medical Team Leader
responsible to Organizing Committee & World Rowing Medical Commission
Henley IslandTo manage a team of DRs, Nurses and EMS units during any emergency issue and to maintain a medical staff during the Event.All days venue open
Merchandise
responsible to RegattaSport
Henley Island
  • Assists in selling WRCH merchandise via official merchandiser RegattaSport.
  • Responsible for processing sales and taking payment, cash handling required.
  • Provides excellent customer service and possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Maintains a clean and organized merchandise space.
All days venue open
Merchandise
responsible to RegattaSport
Grandstand
  • Assists in selling WRCH merchandise via official merchandiser RegattaSport.
  • Responsible for processing sales and taking payment, cash handling required.
  • Provides excellent customer service and possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Maintains a clean and organized merchandise space.
All days venue open
Merchandise
responsible to RegattaSport
Rennie Park
  • Assists in selling WRCH merchandise via official merchandiser RegattaSport.
  • Responsible for processing sales and taking payment, cash handling required.
  • Provides excellent customer service and possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Maintains a clean and organized merchandise space.
All days venue open
National Technical Official - Boats
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
Henley IslandWork with World Rowing Umpire on Boat weighing.All days venue open
National Technical Official - Athletes
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
Henley Island N/AAll days venue open
National Technical Official Aligner
responsible to National Technical Official Start Supervisor
Start areaResponsible for the alignment of shells, communicating with the boat holder team on any movement of shells and working with World Rowing Jury member.All race days
National Technical Official Control
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
Henley IslandWork with Control Team on checking equipment and making sure that the correct athletes and bow numbers are in place. All days venue open
National Technical Official Control
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
Henley IslandWork with Control Team on checking crews as they return to the dock.All days venue open
National Technical Official Lead
responsible to Organizing Committee & World Rowing Jury President
Henley IslandTo Organize a team of NTO's to work in the required areas during the event.2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
National Technical Official Start Supervisor
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
Start area
  • Responsible for all activity in the start area working with Swiss timing, boat holder Lead and World Rowing jury members.
  • Can also act as the assistant starter if needed.
All race days
Office Assistants
responsible to World Rowing Staff
Henley IslandProvide support to the World Rowing Reps working in the World Rowing office which could mean basic office work and to maintain the work area is neat and tidy and all equipment is operating.2 Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Para Rowing Coordinator
responsible to Organizing Committee
Henley IslandTo be the point of contact for the World Rowing team on ensuring all para needs are looked after.All days venue open
Para Team
responsible to Para Rowing Coordinator
Henley IslandTo collect and to store any para athlete's prosthetics and wheelchairs while training and racing and to delivery said items when they return to dock.All days venue open
Para Team
responsible to Para Rowing Coordinator
Henley IslandTransportation of prosthetics and wheel chairs to the victory pontoon for medal winners.during the A finals for para
Parking Attendant
responsible to Parking Lot Marshal
Henley IslandOversight & supervision of parking lot ensure proper accredited entrance.All days of competition
Parking Attendant
responsible to Parking Lot Marshal
Grand StandOversight & supervision of parking lot ensure proper accredited entrance.All days of competition
Parking Attendant
responsible to Parking Lot Marshal
Rennie ParkOversight & supervision of parking lot ensure proper accredited entrance.All days of competition
Personnel Movement
responsible to Organizing Committee & National Technical Official Lead
On Water To move boatholders to and from start and start Team and during the Para finals to transport Para equipment to Victory dock.All Days venue open
Regatta Office
responsible to WR Team
Henley Island
  • Assist in answering coach/crew questions as required.
  • Process name changes, scratches and other race-related information as required.
  • Assist in preparing/printing documentation for participants and/or race organizers as required.
All days of competition
Sports Presentation
responsible to World Rowing Sports Presentation Team
Henley Island Assist as needed.All days venue open
Technical Team
responsible to Technical Team Leader
Henley Island Repair any technical issue that comes up on the any part of the venue. Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Technical Team Leader
responsible to Organizing Committee
Henley IslandTo have a team in place to work on any technical issues and any electrical issues. Days prior to the venue opening and all days to completed
Ticketing
responsible to Admission Chair
GrandstandSell and scan tickets at the entrance to the grandstand at main entrance and at walkway.All race Days
Ticketing
responsible to Admission Chair
Rennie ParkSell and scan tickets at the entrance to the Island stands at the main entrance of walkway bridge and at Lakeport road entrance.All race Days
Timers
responsible to National Technical Official Lead
Finish TowerWork with Swiss Timing. All race days, plus 1 day prior to train on timing systems
Transportation Lead
responsible to Organizing Committee
Henley IslandSetup and manage transportation of athletes to and from the village. All Days venue open
Transportation Team
responsible to Transportation Lead
Henley Island, Grandstand, Rennie Park, Brock University & Spectator Lots Manage the curbside bus stops for all shuttling programs, Athletes, Teams, Spectators, WR Family, Media, Jury, VIP's and Social Programs. All Days venue open
Umpire Boat Drivers
responsible to Umpire Boats Leader
On Water Work with World Rowing Jury members during racing and to work with marshals during Training Times. All race days
Umpire Boats Leader
responsible to Organizing Committee
On Water Work with the National Technical Official Lead and the World Rowing Jury President to provide service to Jury.All days venue open
Ushers
responsible to Admission Chair
GrandstandTo direct guests and VIPs to there correct seating.All race Days
Victory Ceremony Manager
responsible to World Rowing Sports Presentation Team
Grandstand Be responsible for all volunteers on the victory platform.Early in the week and for setup and rehearsal day and all medal days
VIP Services & Hospitality
responsible to Organizing Committee
Grandstand
  • Welcomes & hosts VIPs and Media.
  • Maintains visibility at all times so VIPs know where designated seating areas are located and who to approach with questions/concerns.
  • Distributes VIP Regatta Accreditation Passes.
  • Acts as a hub of information for VIP’s.
All race Days
VIP Services & Hospitality
responsible to Organizing Committee
Rennie Park
  • Welcomes & hosts VIPs and Media.
  • Maintains visibility at all times so VIPs know where designated seating areas are located and who to approach with questions/concerns.
  • Distributes VIP Regatta Accreditation Passes.
  • Acts as a hub of information for VIP’s
All race Days
Volunteer Services
responsible to Volunteer Lead
Henley Island
  • Act as the ‘face of the event’ by answering questions of volunteers and distributing information or materials to event volunteers.
  • Monitor daily distribution of volunteer lunches.
  • Assist in the daily check-in in process for all volunteers.
  • Assists other FAs to address volunteer shortfall during shifts.
  • Ensures timely resolution of all volunteer matters.
  • Accreditation and Uniform distribution.
All race days, plus 5 days prior for accreditation and uniform distribution.
Waste Management
responsible to Maintenance Supervisors
GrandstandTo collect waste and recycle bins and dispose of National Technical Officialthe correct containers.All days venue open plus a couple after event ends
Waste Management
responsible to Maintenance Supervisors
Rennie ParkTo collect waste and recycle bins and dispose of National Technical Officialthe correct containers.All days venue open plus a couple after event ends
Waste Management
responsible to Maintenance Supervisors
Henley IslandTo collect waste and recycle bins and dispose of National Technical Officialthe correct containers.All days venue open plus a couple after event ends
Water Rescue Boat Drivers
responsible to Water Rescue Lead
On Water To be in position throughout the course to assist in any water rescue that may need to happen. All Days venue open
Water Rescue Crew
responsible to Water Rescue Lead
On Water To be in position throughout the course to assist in any water rescue that may need to happen and provide any emergency service needed. All Days venue open
Water Rescue Lead
responsible to Organizing Committee, World Rowing Tech Team & Medical Team Lead
On WaterTo manage a team of drivers and rescue personnel to ensure the safety of all on the water.All Days venue open
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