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Volunteering at BIAC

Taking an active role in the operation and maintenance of the club is a great way to get to know your fellow members. Work parties are scheduled throughout the year and other volunteer jobs abound.  BIAC members find they get to know one another better while helping keep the club in shape!

BIAC requires annual adult members (Out of State, College Break, and Quarterly memberships are exempt) to contribute 12 hours of volunteer effort per membership year (May - April), or pay an up front "buy out" fee of $250. If you fail to complete AND RECORD your 12 hours, you will be billed at the rate of $30 per hour, up to a maximum of $360. The 12 hours is prorated to the number of months of membership the first year of membership.

Hours must be recorded to count.

Recorded hours will be tallied on March 31, and invoices generated for unfulfilled hours prior to membership renewal. Although the membership year runs from May 1 through April 30, the volunteering year runs from April 1 through March 31, to give us time for year-end processing. Chasing down member hours after invoices have been created is a lot of manual work – please remember to log your hours.

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Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to regularly scheduled volunteer work days at BIAC, there are also specific projects needing volunteer help. Our Boathouse Operations Director, Chris Flynn (, coordinates volunteers and projects. Please contact him if you would like to volunteer. Have a special skill or have suggestions for volunteer projects? Please contact Chris or our board (

Unless otherwise noted, email or contact Operations Director Chris Flynn to inquire about or volunteer for a task below.

Volunteer Tasks

  • The Adaptive Erg Class needs help with moving ergs on Saturdays, 10:45am-12:30pm. Contact Kerry or sign up here.
  • We are recruiting Rabbits to lead our visually impaired athletes for our Everybody Rows classes on Wednesdays and Fridays mid-morning. If you’re interested in rabbiting, contact Coach Chuck.
  • Groundskeeping – Help with lawn trimming, grass mowing, and shrub and tree trimming to help BIAC tackle its ever-present groundskeeping needs. 

  • Painting Help – Help organize a painting party of volunteers for the painted interior areas in our boathouse. This is part of our boathouse improvement project. 

  • Launch Inventory –  Perform safety maintenance checks and an inventory of our safety equipment on our launches and report any needs  for repairs/replacement equipment.

Ongoing Volunteer Roles

  • Trailer driver – drive the BIAC trailer to local or distance regattas and be part of the racing action. Training will be provided.
  • Launch maintenance – get all your volunteer hours accomplished with an ongoing monthly role of performing maintenance tasks on the BIAC coaching launches. Training will be provided and this task can be split amongst several people to ensure all launches are maintained.
  • Fundraising help – work with the board to help organize, communicate and execute various fundraising efforts at BIAC. Contact the board to get involved.
  • Rabbit coordinator for ERows – Dorith is looking to step back and train someone new. This person would be responsible for matching rabbits with rowers. We’re boating 1-2 rabbited athletes twice per week. Anyone interested, can contact Dorith or Chuck.
  • Social Chair: BIAC needs an energetic and organized leader to assume the reins from our wonderful “retiring” social chair, Renata Perry. Perform high-level organization of club social functions as well as detailed oversight and delegation to the social team and individual volunteers. Renata will help you transition into the role. Please contact the board.
  • Safety Chair: Reporting to the BIAC board, a safety chair is needed to oversee and formalize aspects of BIAC's safety infrastructure, including working with existing BIAC and USRowing resources. An ongoing need, this role can be small, medium or large, depending on the volunteer's time and creativity. Email the board if interested.
  • Boat Maintenance Chair or Co-Chairs: In this role you will work with the team leads and Operations Director to facilitate regular, basic maintenance on the BIAC fleet and coordinate boat maintenance work parties every 2-3 months. During these events you will instruct and lead volunteers in deep cleaning a number of rowing shells and perform basic replacement/repair of broken or damaged hardware. You will also catalog more significant repairs and alert the Operations Director. Contact Operations Director, Chris Flynn with questions or to volunteer.

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