Awesome Volunteers

The Ottawa Rowing Club would not exist without our dedicated and happy volunteers who put in countless hours to make the ORC an amazing place to be.  We have brand new volunteers and we have volunteers who have been giving back to the ORC for 60 years!

The ORC is an historic landmark, close to the water and nature, in the downtown core – it truly is the best cottage in the city.  It is also home to motivated, happy people who like to give back to their community and want to connect with likeminded people.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team!  Whether you want to coach, umpire, put your green thumbs to work in our garden, make use of your handyman skills, help with fundraising or marketing, or sit on the Board or a committee, the opportunities to get involved are endless.

If you can help, we’d love to hear from you!  Email your information, along with areas of interest, to or call 613-241-1120 or 613-979-7002.  THANK YOU in advance!

Seeking Facility Assistant for 2018 spring, summer and fall seasons.

Summary of Duties

The Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) is a not-for-profit sports organization established in 1867 to provide rowing instruction for participants of all ages. The ORC is comprised of a volunteer Executive Committee, volunteers and paid employees. From April to November, the ORC operates from its boathouses on the Ottawa River. In the off-season, the ORC membership trains at an indoor satellite location.

The ORC provides coaching to rowers in competitive or sport rowing programs, as well as introductions to the sport through Learn-to-Row, summer camps and the Adult Rowing League. Local high schools and universities train and race out of the ORC.

The Facility Assistant supports ORC staff and volunteers by keeping the ORC boathouses and property in good, clean condition. Success will be measured by maintaining the cleanliness of the ORC’s boathouses and property.

Specific responsibilities include:

Supporting ORC Employees and Volunteers
Complete tasks related to building maintenance and cleanliness when requested;
Open and close the ORC boathouses during shifts;
Assist with moving equipment and/or repairs when requested and when time allows.

Building Maintenance and Cleaning
Clean the ORC boathouses, including but not limited to cleaning floors and stairways, cleaning washrooms, replenishing cleaning solutions in the erg and weight area, cleaning windows and cleaning the docks;
Complete building maintenance which may include jobs like painting from time to time;
Keep an inventory of cleaning supplies and provide a list of items to be ordered to the Executive Director.

Cut the lawns of the ORC property;
Maintain and water the ORC gardens.

Follow ORC policies and procedures;
Understand manuals and documentation associated with employment.

Qualifications Required

High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma;
Techniques for dealing effectively with members, volunteers, colleagues and ORC employees;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interactions with co-works, supervisor, members and general public;
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Good organizational skills;
Attention to detail;
CPR and First Aid Certified;
Pleasure craft operating license (Boat License) is an asset;
WHIMIS trained;
Police records check;
Experience working as a member of a team;
Ability to work independently within established procedural guidelines and/or written directions.


Submit a cover letter and resume by email to no later than March 23rd, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.