Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Our programs run successfully thanks to your support! All Capital members are required to contribute 4 volunteer hours each season. Here are a few great ways to help out:

Capital Adaptive

Contact: CARP Coordinator, Meagan (meagan@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.

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Bioswale Work Sessions

A bioswale is a landscape element that removes silt and pollution, helping to make the Anacostia river cleaner. The swale catches and slows the runoff, which sinks into the soils, eventually flowing into the river, cleaned of chemical contaminants such as salt, oils from cars, and residues from exhaust. The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS), an ACBA member, helps manage the bioswale environment around the Boathouse site. One Sunday per month from spring through fall, ACBA/AWS members and other volunteers are asked to lend a hand to pull up or cut back invasive plant species, pick up drink bottles, and other litter and debris. Regular bioswale work sessions are held one Sunday per month from April through October each year. Check the ACBA events calendar to find an upcoming session to volunteer for.
 

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


Weekend Sweep Coxing

Weekend Sweep has opportunities to volunteer as a coxswain on Sunday mornings. 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 contact the weekend sweep rep for more information. 

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!