Become a part of the Volunteer Corps

The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is organized and run by outstanding volunteers. Become a part of the growing number of the energetic and motivated group that continues to make this regatta one of the best in the country.

HOSR Volunteers

Become a Volunteer for 2017 The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is organized and run by dedicated volunteers. Become a part of the growing number of the energetic and motivated group that continues to make this regatta one of the best in the country.  As a volunteer, you’ll get to experience a world-class, international event with local flair.  You’ll have opportunity to learn new skills and to interact with fellow volunteers, athletes, coaches, and spectators, all while serving your community and having fun!

Our volunteers come from Boathouse Row, clubs and schools in the Philadelphia area, and beyond.  At any time during the regatta, about 125 volunteers are in place! Browse our list of jobs below and email volunteers@hosr.org with your preference and availability.  If you do not have a preference, we will utilize your assistance in the most efficient way possible. All jobs, unless otherwise noted, can be staffed in half-day shifts breaking around lunchtime. Exact start and finish times vary and some posts require staggered breaks.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the email above.    And THANK YOU!


USRowing Official Positions
Finish Line Control Commission
Start Line Course Marshals
Jobs Where Rowing Experience Is Helpful
Awards Management Launch Drivers for Regatta Officials
Dockmasters On-Water Practice Marshals (Friday)
Finish Line Steward Race Announcing/Sports Desk Commentary
Jobs for Rowers and Non-Rowers Alike
Golf Cart Drivers Properties/Quartermaster
Regatta Headquarters Registration
Information Center Tech Support
Photography Timing and Results
Logistics: Set up, maintain, troubleshoot, breakdown Vendor Support
Officials & Volunteers Support Social Media
Parking, Traffic Control/Greeters Shuttle Bus Dispatcher
If you are not available Regatta Weekend, there are opportunities to volunteer in the weeks prior to the regatta and post-regatta.  Reach out and let us know your availability and we’ll find a good fit!

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