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Volunteers form the backbone of our sport, from volunteer coaches to volunteer officials and umpires who give up their spare time to support the sport of rowing. Without volunteers like these, our sport would not exist in the way it does in our country.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and from all different backgrounds and they fill many different roles. Some volunteers are coaches who commit hundreds of hours every year to their local rowing club. While others give an hour or two to drive athletes to a regatta when it fits into their otherwise busy life. Other volunteers offer up their time at regattas, to support the competition being a boat driver or helping hand out boat numbers. Some volunteers use their professional expertise and offer help in areas such as accountancy or marketing.

If you're thinking about volunteering there may be lots of opportunities at your local rowing club or if you wish to help out at major regattas get in touch with Karapiro Rowing or Ruataniwha Rowing.