Boat Holder for an International Rowing Regatta

Organisation : Rowing Australia

Location : NSW Regional

Time required : Two shifts minimum

Duration of project : 23 March - 29 March 2020

Skill Area : Events, Other

Sector : Sport & Recreation

Posted on : 21 Feb, 2020

About the role

Boat Holders

You will be treated to a showcase of some of the best Australian rowing and para-rowing including Olympic and World champions. It’s a great chance to get outdoors, meet some amazing people and see some of the best rowers in the world in action!

Purpose of Role:

The Boat Holder is a voluntary position that supports the fair and orderly boat racing by holding boats at the start of each 2000m race.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Adjust start fingers as required by the start officials.
  • Hold and adjust boat position at the start as instructed by the start aligner.
  • Undertake other duties as instructed by event umpires and boat holding team leaders.

Shifts Available:

Monday 23 March – Friday 27 March

  • Morning shifts 
  • Afternoon shifts 



  • Physically able – task includes walking along the narrow starting fingers, kneeling down, lying down and being able to hold the stern of the boat as directed by the starter.
  • Must be able to swim
This position will require volunteers to lie down for extended periods of time and may require some strength to hold boats in difficult conditions.


Volunteer Recognition and Benefits

  • Free shuttle between the Sydney International
    Regatta Centre and Penrith train station
  • An official volunteer uniform including shirt,
    cap, drink bottle and bag
  • Food and drink during your shift
  • The experience of volunteering at an amazing
  • The opportunity to see Australia’s best rowers
    in action
  • Free parking
  • Post-event thank you function
  • Volunteer certificate
  • Reference letter as required


How to apply?

All volunteers are required to create a profile and send in an application. Once application has been approved, volunteers can sign up for shifts. 

See link to apply HERE

About the organisation

Organisation name : Rowing Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

Thordis Ivarsdottir

Phone : 02 9557 6149

Email :

Please quote in application: Boat Holder for an International Rowing Regatta via Pro Bono Australia.


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