All clubs and events need volunteers to keep them running and in many cases to ensure that they grow and develop as well. There are always volunteering opportunities for adults in rowing. These can range from boat maintenance to regatta entries, helping at functions to clearing the landing stage. All these essential jobs have to be done by someone - could it be you?
Taking on a club committee post is not the only way to volunteer to help your club. Many clubs now have volunteer co-ordinators to ensure that all the volunteering roles in the club are properly defined, not too onerous, and that there are people to fill them. Roles that may initially seem daunting can be broken down into more manageable chunks and shared between a number of people. Why not ask if there is something you could do?
Clubs and events are the lifeblood of rowing and it is the volunteers who keep the clubs running and the events happening and who are owed a debt by all the participants out there. If you think you would like to put something back into your sport, speak to your local club or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to offer advice on getting started.
There is more guidance available for volunteers from the Sport England website.