Volunteer with ROW

Volunteers are vital for facilitating practices and the growth of ROW®. We are a non-profit rowing team for breast cancer survivors. Depending on the mobility of the members (who have undergone or will undergo surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of all three in attempts to treat their disease) they require assistance in carrying rowing shells. There are also many other ways to volunteer with ROW. 


Volunteering with ROW can take many forms! Here are a few examples: 

  • assist moving shells
  • boat maintenance
  • fundraising
  • coaching
  • rowing 
  • coxing
  • events 
  • media
  • other 

   Whether on the water or off, there are many ways to get involved with ROW and something to fit every interest.

Time Commitment

There is no minimum time commitment for ROW. If you would like to help during practice, we practice three times a week on the South Branch. We recommend that volunteers come to at least one practice a week if they can. This enables you to get to know the team and become acquainted with how practices run. If you would like to help in an administrative way, we welcome our volunteers to come to the ROW Headquarters during our normal business hours. Let us know what works for you and we will make it work for us!

Past and Current Volunteers’ Experiences 

Volunteering for ROW was a fantastic experience for me. It allowed me to spend my summer outdoors and meet some very inspirational people, while also getting the opportunity to get back on the water while away from school. It felt like my time here was going to a good cause and I always left with a smile on my face. -Daniel
I was a ROW volunteer from the beginning; I started in 2008 with the founding of the team. It began as an opportunity to knock out some mandatory service hours, but soon thereafter I got sucked in. ROW allowed me to combine a core tenet of a Saint Ignatius education, serving your community, with the sport I loved. -Cameron

Interested in Volunteering?

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please email: volunteer@recoveryonwater.org.