Regatta Volunteer Positions


Come be a part of the Aquatic Center team. Below are descriptions of the different volunteer positions we have during regattas. More direction will be given on the day of the event; all necessary supplies will be provided. Volunteers check-in at the Sac State Aquatic Center 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your shift and must sign in/out in the volunteer binder. Please dress in layers (it’s cold in the morning but can warm up quickly). Please DO NOT wear red as that color is designated for First Responders and US Rowing Officials. Remember to bring sunblock, bottled water, sunglasses and be prepared for all weather conditions. 

To volunteer for a specific regatta, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link for the event you wish to volunteer at. Follow registration directions from VolunteerSignup. 

Finish Line

You will be volunteering at under the finish line tent under the direction of Aquatic Center staff. Some possible jobs at the finish line include assisting in taking splits (timing) races, writing down the order of finish for each race, flagging as each boat crosses the finish line and video recording the end of races (for review purposes.) 

Control Commission

You will be volunteering at one of two possible launching and landing sites under the direction of Aquatic Center staff. Control commission volunteers help keep spectators out of the launching and landing sites, assisting referees in checking boats before they launch. 

Stakeboat Holder

You will be volunteering at the start dock under the direction of Aquatic Center staff. 

Note: This position is open to Capital Crew Athletes, Masters Athletes or with prior approval from the Aquatic Center.  

Stakeboat holder volunteers are extremely important in helping our regattas run quickly and smoothly. Volunteers help align boats prior to the start of each event. Prepare to spend your time at the start dock getting up and down in between each event. Prior to leaving the Aquatic Center to start your shift as a volunteer make sure to grab plenty of water!

I want to volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Please select which event(s) you would like to volunteer for and sign up by clicking the link.

Volunteers must fill out a Volunteer and Medical Release Form for each event. If you are under 18 years of age a parent/guardian must sign the form prior to your volunteering; you can bring the signed form with you when you check-in for your shift. 

2023 Head of the American Rowing Regatta
2024 – links to be posted closer to event dates
2024 USA Canoe Sprint Team Trials
2024 WIRA Rowing Championships 
2024 US Rowing SW Junior Rowing Championships
2024 West Coast Conference and Western Sprints
2024 Pac 12 Rowing Championships

*Volunteers will need to bring a photos ID to be scanned to ensure our events are safe sport certified.