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 2016 Adult Learn to Row Instructors and Discover Rowing Summer Camp Instructors

Summary of Duties

The ORC’s Discovery Rowing summer camp teaches rowing to beginner and experienced rowers between the ages of 12-17 years. The camp program runs in July and August and consists of 5 full days of activity, both on and off the water, for the participant.

The ORC’s Adult Learn to Row program teaches rowing to beginners, both adults and youth.

Learn to Row Instructors and Summer Camp Instructors create a fun and safe environment in which participants get involved in athletics and learn the basics of an exciting and challenging sport.

Instructors are responsible for day to day management of their program and will provide all on land and on water instruction with a focus towards individual skill development.

The position of Learn to Row Instructor or Summer Camp Instructor requires a high level of rowing knowledge, enthusiasm, initiative, and passion. The instructor position provides a fantastic opportunity to enhance teaching, people, administrative and rowing abilities!

Specific responsibilities include:

• Supervise and instruct up to 20 participants during one session
• Monitor rowing and safety equipment, ensuring in advance equipment is ready for each session, arranging for repairs where necessary
• Participate in day to day planning of activities and rowing focuses
• Promote the transition from youth camp and learn-to-row into further rowing programs within the club

Qualifications Required

• Successful completion of the RCA/ROWONTARIO LTR Instructor program
• Pleasure craft operating card is required for this position
• Mandatory Standard First Aid and CPR or willing to certify before the beginning of camp
• Comprehensive knowledge of rowing within a competitive environment
• Experience instructing /coaching
• Effective customer service experience
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Flexibility and ability to work on several tasks at once
• Willingness to get directly involved in ORC activities and programs
• Self-motivated / willing to take initiative / problem-solver
• Ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision
• Previous experience working within a camp environment is an asset
• Willingness to submit to a Police Criminal Records Check
• Bilingualism is an asset


Submit a cover letter and resume by email to no later than March 31st 2016. Please specify in your application whether you are interested in a Learn To Row Instructor position or Summer Camp Instructor position, or both.