Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Our programs run successfully thanks to your support! All Capital members are required to contribute volunteer hours each year. Here are a few great ways to help out:

2020 NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo – Jan 18,19

 
Sign up now to represent CRC at the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, attended by more than 85,000 people, at the Washington Convention Center. This is an excellent and fun opportunity to recruit new and experienced rowers for the club.
 
 

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Capital Adaptive

Contact: CARP Coordinator Michele Woolbert, carpvolunteers@capitalrowing.org
When: 

  • Monday: 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Saturday (1st shift): 7:30–10 am
  • Saturday (2nd shift): 9:30 am–12:00 pm

Responsibilities include: rowing, carrying boats, assisting athletes with equipment, etc.

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Learn to Row2014 Learn to Row class

ContactLTR Coordinator, Andy Waiters andy@capitalrowing.org
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Responsibilities include: coxing, rowing, carrying boats, etc.

  •  Session 1:  sign-up-now2
  • Session 2:  sign-up-now2
  • Session 3:  sign-up-now2
  • Session 4:  sign-up-now2
  • Session 5:  sign-up-now2

Bioswale Work Sessions

 
The bioswale is the grassy buffer between the boathouse and the river that protects the Anacostia River by filtering and diverting runoff from the land. Our work in the bioswale maintains its native species such as bald cypress, red twig dogwood, rose mallow, switchgrass, blue flag iris, milkweed, and sweetbay magnolia. More information on the bioswale home page.
 

Contact: Mary Ellsworth (marysellsworth@gmail.com) and Jim Smailes  (jasmailes@gmail.com)
When: Usually the last Sunday of each month, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM (see below).
Responsibilities include: picking up recyclables and trash, removing invasive species, clearing and mulching around shrubs, planting new trees or shrubs.

Dates in 2019 are:


Sunday Sweep Coxing

Sunday Sweep is in need of 2–3 volunteer coxswains for each Sunday morning row. This is another opportunity to get your volunteer hours in for the club and get some coxing practice in. Since this program only gets out on the water one day a week we would like to make sure everyone gets that opportunity. If you have a couple of hours available from 7 to 9 on Sunday morning, we would love to have you. Please add your name to the coxswain tab on the sign-up sheet and mark an X under the date you are available. 

Regattas

Anacostia Sprints

  • These are volunteers positions on land, including set-ups, selling merchandising, directing parking traffic, etc.

  • These are volunteers positions on the water, including launch drivers, stake boat holders, dock master, launch and recover assistants, etc.

Robert E Day, Jr. Capital Sprints

  • These are volunteers positions on land, including set-ups, selling merchandising, directing parking traffic, etc.

  • These are volunteers positions on the water, including launch drivers, stake boat holders, dock master, launch and recover assistants, etc.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of Capital Rowing Club. To get involved, email us!