Volunteering and Chaperones:

Home Regattas

If you are interested in volunteering at a Home Regatta, please see the Volunteer page.


Away Regattas

Chaperones are needed when the team travels outside the Seattle area.  Chaperoning is a great opportunity for both new and experienced family members to be a part of the rowing experience, meet other crew supporters, and catch up with (or make) friends at a regatta. And of course watch some great racing!

If you are interested in chaperoning for any away regatta, (Boston, Brentwood, Regionals, or any other regatta we travel for), please see the steps below:


What do chaperones do?


  • Travel with the team on the buses or planes to the race destination.
  • Stay with the team at the hotel or gym where we are sleeping.
  • Assist with food tent if needed.
  • Supervise accommodation space during day.
  • Get to watch your rowers race at beautiful venues!

How can I get started?

You will need to do 3 things:

1. Volunteer Application Form:

  • In the “Staff Contact” field: “Tamara Oki”
  • In the “Assignment Preference” choose: “Chaperone” [Green Lake Small Craft Center\Aquatics 307]”

2. Background Check – please fill this in

3. SafeSport Volunteer Certification 

Volunteer chaperones will also need to take the USOPC SafeSport Core Training. This 90 minute video training is required for all adults who volunteer with USRowing related programs and events involving youth participants.

  • If you do not already have a USRowing membership, create a Volunteer ($0) membership at USRowing membership page here. You will need the Green Lake Crew club code – it’s GA3AG.
  • Once in your USRowing account, select “SafeSport” from the options on the left side of the screen. Make sure you are in the “Enrolled Courses” which has the 90-minute course.
  • Make sure you send a copy of the training certification to GreenLake@seattle.gov so we can make sure your records are up to date.
Please let Tami tamara.oki@seattle.gov know if you have any questions.