Volunteers FAQ

“Volunteers will be the backbone of the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Without them, this event wouldn’t be able to function.”
-Morgan Skillman, 2017 World Rowing Championships Volunteer Coordinator


How many volunteers are needed for the 2017 World Rowing Championships?
2,000 volunteers will be needed for the 2017 World Rowing Championships

How do I sign up?
If you’d like to become a volunteer, you can register here

How old do I have to be to volunteer?
You must be 16 years old or older.

What are some of the volunteer positions for the 2017 World Rowing Championships?
Volunteers will be needed for: Parking and transportation, timing, ticketing, language services, competition, media center, information center, entertainment area, airport greeters, and more.

Can I have a choice as to what position I’d like to volunteer for?
Yes. This spring, an event registration site will launch. Those who have already signed up to volunteer will be given first choice as to what position(s) they’d like to be a part of.

What will I be given as a volunteer?
All volunteers will receive 2017 World Rowing Championships apparel, specific to your volunteer position, such as: t-shirt, hat, bag, lanyard with badge, etc.

I speak another language. Will that help?
Yes! The 2017 World Rowing Championships seek volunteers who speak English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin and more.

How many shifts will I have to work?
Volunteers will work a minimum of 3 shifts over the entire span of the event.

Is training involved for volunteers?
Yes. Multiple training sessions will be offered before the event in September in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. You will be required to attend one.

What if I can’t make it to a training session?
If you are living outside the state of Florida, or in another country, an online training course will be offered to volunteers who cannot make the in person training session.

How will the 2017 World Rowing Championships communicate with me?
E-Mail will be the primary method of communication, however, the 2017 World Rowing Championships Volunteer Facebook page will be updated on a weekly basis with important information. You can also contact us at: volunteers@wrch2017.com

What are the benefits to volunteering at the 2017 World Rowing Championships?
As a volunteer, you’ll get to experience a world-class, international event. You’ll learn new skills and get to interact with fellow volunteers, athletes, coaches, and spectators from all around the world, as well as contributing and serving the Sarasota-Bradenton community.

What is the timeline for volunteers?
1) Now: Registration
2) Spring 2017: Choose position and shifts
3) August-September: Orientation and training
4) September 23-October 1, 2017: World Rowing Championships