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We NEED Volunteers


The organisation of the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is run totally by volunteers who give up hundreds of hours of their time to ensure the classic is successful.

If you want to be involved in the race and support the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation we need people to assist with registration, sponsorship, scrutineering and to help on checkpoints down the river throughout the night.

No special skills, experience or training is required – just your presence and your enthusiasm. We will provide briefing notes and/or the opportunity to attend a pre-event briefing so you can learn all about the task assigned to you.

*** If you'd like to find out more about how you can help email us at

How will you know what you have to do?

Once you have registered online we will contact you to let you know what task has been allocated to you and other information you need. We usually finalise this information in the two weeks leading up to the event, so it might be a little while before you hear from us … but we haven’t forgotten you!

Some tasks include one or more of the following:

  • Information desk

  • Registration

  • Merchandise sales

  • Sponsorship

  • Scrutineering

  • Checking canoes in and out of checkpoints

What do I need to bring?

Enthusiasm! And please remember to dress according to the weather (warm clothing, rain jacket, hat, sun cream) and wear comfortable shoes.

At volunteer registration, you will receive a t-shirt to be worn on the day, so that you can be easily recognised.

Note: there are no secure facilities to leave personal belongings in the car or at home.

What time do I need to be there?

The times volunteers are required to attend vary from checkpoint to checkpoint. At the start you will be needed from 9am until around 3pm. At a checkpoint you will be needed from around 2pm onwards.

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