At Olympia Area Rowing, we are a non-profit and depend on volunteers to help us continue to operate, both in an administrative sense, but also for events, both ones that we host and partnerships within our community. Below are some of the various ways that volunteers can help OAR function and grow in the community.

Lots of OAR Volunteer Opportunities this summer!

6/3 National Learn to Row Day

Super fun community outreach event! Each slot is for the full 6 hours (7am-12:50pm), but don’t worry, we will have plenty of coffee, snacks, food, and laughs to get you through.
SignUpGenius Link

6/7 JBLM Teambuilding

20-24 soldiers learning how to sweep in big boats with a focus on teambuilding with ergs and rowing out on the water (this is the same group that was previously hoping to do an event on 4/28, but they needed to move the date due to a leadership training conflict).
SignUpGenius Link

6/11 Tri-Meet Scrimmage with Tacoma Rowing & Commencement Bay Rowing Club

we’re bringing 2 adult teams to OAR for a fun tri-meet scrimmage (was originally just TR, but with the scrimmage on 4/1 being cancelled due to wind, I invited CBRC out to join us).
SignUpGenius Link 

8/3 Paddlepalooza

15 middle school youth sculling in small boats, multiple partners for a unique week-long exploration of human-powered watercraft traditions in the PNW, more details here.
SignUpGenius Link

Learn to Row (sculling) Classes

3-6 adults learning how to scull in small boats
Needs: Land/dock helpers for equipment carrying, launching, recovery: 3-6

SignUpGenius Link LTR #2 – APRIL 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30

SignUpGenius Link LTR #3 – MAY 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12

SignUpGenius Link LTR #4 – May 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26

SignUpGenius Link LTR #5 – June 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

SignUpGenius Link LTR #6 – June 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

SignUpGenius Link LTR #7 – July 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16

SignUpGenius Link LTR #10 – August 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25

Learn to Row (sweeping) Classes

6-8 adults learning how to sweep

SignUpGenius Link LTR #8 – July 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30

SignUpGenius Link LTR #9 – August 11, 12, 13, 19 & 20

MS Summer Camps

8-16 middle school youth learning how to scull in small boats.
SignUpGenius Link Camp #1

SignUpGenius Link Camp #2

SignUpGenius Link Camp #3

HS Summer Camps

8-16 high school youth learning how to scull/sweep

SignUpGenius Link Camp #1

SignUpGenius Link Camp #2

SignUpGenius Link Camp #3

Volunteer Commitment
The Club expects and needs every member to be an active member, volunteering a minimum of 12 hours per year to benefit the club. Currently, this is on an honor system. Members may choose to “buy out” their volunteer hours for $240 per year (12 hours at $20/hour). Many members work considerably more hours than the minimum because there is always something that needs doing. Donating time, effort, and energy will help the club run more smoothly and make more activities possible for everyone. It is expected that every member will step up and take the initiative to find ways to assist in any way they can.FROM THE MEMBERSHIP MANUAL, REV. 10/2021

Jill Williams
OAR Volunteer Coordinator