Volunteer with the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Join our volunteer team and help welcome over 2,500 participants to St. Catharines for 7 days of rowing!

Why Volunteer?

By volunteering for the Henley Regatta, you will become an integral part of the largest annual rowing championship in Canada. Embrace a tradition spanning over a century, forge new connections and friendships, and make a positive impact on the wider community.

How to Volunteer with Henley

To volunteer, visit www.henleyregatta.ca and access our Volunteer Hub. Click the “Sign Up Now” button to register.

Once registered, you’ll be contacted by one of our lead volunteers or the volunteer coordinator to confirm your availability and shift before the event. An event orientation will be held for all volunteers to meet their committee chair on a date to be confirmed closer to the event. Further details will be provided closer to the event.

Available Roles

Volunteers can opt for either Committee Chairs or Event-Time Volunteer roles.

Committee Chairs: A significant time commitment is required before the event. These roles involve tasks such as recruiting, training, and managing volunteers in their respective areas. At the current time, all committee chair positions are filled for 2024.
Event-Time Volunteers: Shifts occur during the week of the event and include roles such as announcers, boat drivers, and boat holders.

Becoming a Committee Chair

For 2024, all Committee Chair positions have been filled. However, expressing interest in these roles for future events is encouraged. Committee Chairs typically possess strong technical knowledge and oversee volunteer management in their functional area.

Age Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old as of July 1, 2024. Those under 16 require parental or legal guardian authorization and will work in groups with a chaperone.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteer kit containing T-shirts and other goodies
Daily lunch or equivalent meal and snacks
Orientation and role-specific training
Opportunity to connect with over 2,800 new friends
Potential to earn volunteer service hours (if applicable)
Volunteering Details

Upon registration, select your preferred functional area. Based on availability and preferences, volunteers will be placed in their chosen area. Specific on-site locations and role-specific training will be provided during orientation, which will occur closer to the opening day.

Contact Information

For any inquiries regarding volunteering, email volunteers@henleyregatta.ca, and a member of our team will assist you.


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