Navesink River Rowing

Providing public access to rowing and the river since 1983




Service Requirement
for all Boat Use, Private Boat Owner, Beginner Continuation and College Student Members

About the 10-hr Service Requirement

 Navesink River Rowing is a member-powered organization.  We rely on the talent, energy, inspiration and time contributed by our rowers to ensure that our programs run safely and smoothly.

For Adults, 10 Hours of Service are Required
While we count on all NRR rowers to get involved in some way, we require adults with Boat Use, Private Boat Owner, College Student, or Beginner Continuation memberships to perform 10 hours of service to help NRR operate smoothly and keep our rowers safe.

Refundable $50 Service Charge is due with membership fees
We are collect a $50 service charge from all adults when they sign up for the season and refund it once their 10-hour service requirement is completed. You can waive your requirement and forego your $50 repayment.

 To help us keep track of service hours and refunds, a Service Requirement Form is included with Adult Membership Sign Up. Please be sure to complete and return yours!

Getting Your Hours
Each NRR member is responsible for ensuring their own service requirement is met.  NRR does provide several easy ways to find out about and sign up for service opportunities.  You can:

Volunteer for Tasks Posted on the NRR WebsiteSee our Members' Help Wanted page for listings of what needs to be done, when, and who to contact.

Sign Up When You Receive an Email Request to Participate - certain events, such as our Open House, National Learn-to-Row Day or In-House regattas, and group activities, including site clean-up or “boats in” days, are announced through email blasts that include all the info you’ll need to participate.

Complete Dockmaster Shifts –The dockmaster’s role is to assist individual rowers as they launch, return, clean and rack NRR boats and to provide other on-site help as needed. Shifts, generally 2-3 hours long, occur during peak rowing times in June, July and August and can be  self-scheduled using a Google Calendar page - (link to come). 

Perform a Specific Service Throughout the Season – Examples: First Aid Kit Upkeep, Lost & Found, Lawn Mowing, Weeding, Trash/Recycling Removal, etc.  Done independently.  To adopt one of these tasks or learn about others, contact NRR’s service coordinator: djakubcak@mindspring.com

Join a Service Team. Work with a small group of people who meet on a regular basis to accomplish tasks determined by the team leader.  We are looking for members for the Equipment, Facilities, Community Outreach, Public Relations and Fund Raising teams. For details, check the Members' Help Wanted page or contact NRR’s service coordinator: djakubcak@mindspring.com.

Member Help Wanted

2015 service opportunities, including what’s needed, when, where and who to contact will be available on the FOR MEMBERS page, beginning March 1.

You Don’t Have to Stop at 10 Hours
If you would like to become more involved, please do!  Your assistance above and beyond the required hours is always welcome, needed and definitely appreciated.


Service Opportunities
Throughout the season there will be many opportunities to fulfill your service requirement and plenty of jobs to choose from.  There are tasks for every taste, talent, and timeframe.  Here are a few examples:
  • Organize Oars
  • Straighten Shed
  • Serve as Club Photographer
  • Mow Lawn
  • Help with Launch Maintenance
  • Head an event
  • Set Up for or clean up after In-House Regattas
  • Sell NRR apparel at Open House
  • Work with youth on Red Bank Rec Day
  • Vehicle Registrations

Service Charge Refund checks will be issued twice during the season – on or about August 1st and November 1st. There will be no refund for partial hours accumulated (less than 10 hours performed).

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