-> Volunteer registration for NJIRC 2019 is now closed <-

Thank you to the 250+ people who signed up!

Please return here in late 2019 when NJIRC 2020 volunteering registration will open.

Venue: The Copper Box Arena, located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

NJIRC is the World’s biggest national indoor rowing competition. The event caters for over 2000 young people aged 11-18 and acts as the finale to our indoor rowing year.

It is LYR’s biggest event of the year and we need 200+ volunteers to help us make the 2019 edition another huge success.  There are a range of roles on the day from welcoming attendees to the venue, managing competitors on to the race floors, helping co-ordinate the races, results, medal presentations and supporting our ‘festival of sport and careers’ exhibitors. We will provide all of the details that volunteers may need on the day, training for each role as well as lunch and branded official volunteer t-shirts.

LYR partners with 70 Secondary Schools across London through our flagship programme, Active Row. We are currently working in 17 London boroughs where we deliver indoor club and on water experiences for over 8,000 young Londoners every year. All Active Row schools are encouraged to take part, alongside another 60 that attend from across the UK.

Since the pilot event over 10 years ago, NJIRC has developed to become a 'festival of sport and careers'. We work with partners such as British Cycling, England Hockey, the Met Police, Royal Navy, PwC, BT, the Mind Charity and UK Anti-Doping to ensure that our competitors can learn about other opportunities available to them, over and above rowing. It all adds up to create a truly unique event that has raised the profile of LYR and what we do.

"Volunteering at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships is a truly remarkable experience – it challenges, excites and inspires volunteers in a way that few events can match. You will not only help LYR to run a huge event but you will also get to see the incredibly positive impact that rowing can have." 

Andy Mitchell, Tideway CEO and NJIRC 2017 & 2018 volunteer. 



What this means as a volunteer:

  • One day commitment, 8am-4pm
  • Working directly with young athletes 
  • Experience how large sporting events operate
  • Jobs include: manning the race floor, crowd management, registration, results 
  • Full training provided 
  • Opportunity for networking
  • Meet the whole LYR team
  • Free branded team t-shirt 
  • Breakfast, lunch and drinks provided
  • Developing your teamwork and leadership skills

Please note there will be no on-site parking at the Copper Box Arena but there are excellent transport links to Stratford station (15mins walk) and Hackney Wick (5mins walk).

-> Volunteer registration for NJIRC 2019 is now closed <-

For enquiries please email [email protected]