Volunteers Wanted

RowLA is rapidly growing and we want you to grow with us!
We welcome talented individuals who are interested in breaking down cultural barriers and having a positive impact on a young woman’s life.

Meet Our Volunteers

Ellie Goodman
Ellie GoodmanVolunteer Coach
Ellie Goodman is from Centreville, Virginia and learned to cox in high school on the Occoquan River. She attended the University of Virginia, and now living in Los Angeles, works for Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Ellie remains active in the rowing community as a coxswain for Los Angeles Rowing Club and a volunteer coach for RowLA, and while she loves rowing as a sport, prefers to stay fit herself through yoga practice.
Zach MondesireVolunteer Coach
Zach Mondesire started his rowing career in Philadelphia, PA. He began coaching while a student at Columbia University, as an assistant for the New York Rowing Association. Dedicated to efforts that explicitly seek to demographically diversify our athletic community, Zach has coached juniors at Philadelphia City Rowing, Vesper Boat Club as well as masters athletes at the Cooper Rowing Club in New Jersey. He recently relocated to Los Angeles to begin a Ph.D. program in the Anthropology Department at UCLA.
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Be a RowLA Volunteer!

We hope you can share your time and expertise in working with our dedicated young women. We look forward to discussing these and other volunteer opportunities with you.

Click here for our volunteer application form.

Feel free to contact us at: Erin Berman, RowLA Volunteer Coordinator, erin.girlsrowla@gmail.com

‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’
Nigerian Proverb,

Volunteer Opportunities

Homework helpers, tutors and mentors

We are looking for tutors and homework helpers to work with the girls 2 hours each Saturday from 11:00am -1:00pm in Marina Del Rey. Tutors must be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) Saturdays (approximately 4 hours) per month. Mentors are also needed for homework follow-up, mentoring good study habits and general academic guidance.

Coaches needed for erg workouts, fitness training and on the water

Our girls workout a minimum of two days on land, using ergs, weights, and running for fitness. If you have experience on the erg or in fitness training, we need you!
If you are a masters rower or you rowed in college, we could use your experience. RowLA is on the water a minimum of two days a week and has a growing need for rowing coaches to assist the girls.

Career mentors and visiting colleges

We are interested in exposing our young ladies to different career paths and opportunities, as they make their way to college. We are looking for volunteers that are working professionals or have a unique career who are interested in sharing their careers and workplace for an afternoon or morning, with a bright young mind. Also, if you are interested in sharing or touring your Alma Mater with RowLA, we would love it!