Volunteering with the NRA

In order to run our calendar of events we rely on enthusiastic members of the shooting community to assist in running NRA Competitions:

  • Chief Range Officer: In charge of overall range safety, issues the range commands and coordinates the other on range volunteers (required to have an RSO or RCO qualification)
  • Range Team: Supports the running of the range by scoring, refacing targets, checking clear rifles, working the control box, signing in the next detail of shooters etc.
  • Stats: Input all scorecards and produce prizelists over the event weekend
  • Support Team: Assist the competitions team across all ranges with jobs including providing ranges with tea and coffee, distributing Range Team meals, setting up for prizegivings, assisting with queries on the range

If you are thinking about signing-up to, or have recently taken part in an RSO or RCO course and are wanting to gain on-range experience this is a great opportunity for you!

Volunteer Package: Typically these are not paid roles, but each event has a specific package that provides a thank you for giving up your time and knowledge.

NEW for 2024: Revised Mileage Claim policy. Following comments and feedback we have revised our mileage policy for volunteers to the following:

  • Applicable per vehicle for journeys from home address to the National Shooting Centre on each day volunteered (or one return journey if staying at the NSC)
  • Standard: 45p per mile up to 200 miles, Additional: 30p per mile thereafter (uncapped)
  • Volunteers making multiple journeys from home to the NSC during a meeting can claim as a total amount of miles travelled

Details about specific events and their Range Team perks are listed below. Please direct any queries to competitions@nra.org.uk


Phoenix Meeting

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th May 2024:

Please CLICK HERE to sign-up

Requirements:

Please view the revised 2024 Competitor Phoenix Range Programme HERE

Please view the 2024 Phoenix RO Days Range Programme HERE (coming soon)

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Volunteer/ RO Competition Day: We require volunteers to run Melville A-E, Butt Zero Bianchi & Speed Steels (Wednesday only). All events are unsquadded, so please see our recommended RO Programme above to plan your days
  • Thursday: TS Volunteer/ RO Competition Day: We require volunteers to run Short Siberia TS (PM only). All events are unsquadded.
  • Thursday-Sunday: See the Competitor Programme above. 
    • Most ranges require 1x CRO and 2-3x Range Team 

Volunteer Package:

  • Exclusive use of Melville and Butt Zero on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May to contest your competitions. The afternoon of Thursday 23rd for TS ROs
  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a seated breakfast (cooked/continental) and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 
  • Sponsored Gift: From our event sponsors Brownells – item to be confirmed

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Imperial Meeting: F, MR and TR

Thursday 10th – Saturday 27th July:

Please CLICK HERE to sign-up

Requirements:

  • F Class: Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th July
  • Match Rifle: Friday 12th – Thursday 18th July
  • McQueen Imperial: Saturday 13th – Sunday 21st July
  • Target Rifle: Thursday 18th – Saturday 27th July

We require a dedicated team of Range Officers to run the ranges on Century and Stickledown. Each Range Officer must have a current NRA RSO or RCO qualification, and be able to manage the running of a Range/ Butt under the supervision of the CRO.

Range Officer Package:

  • Chief Range Officers: paid per day
  • Range Officers: paid per day
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above

Imperial Historic Arms Meeting

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th July 2024:

This event is for Classic & Historic firearms, with events taking place on Melville, Running Deer and Short Siberia 100/200x. Events are run in accordance with the Classic & Historic Handbook

Sign-ups expected to open in March

Requirements:

To be confirmed

Volunteer Package:

  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Imperial GR&P Meeting

Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2024:

Sign-ups expected to open in March

Requirements:

To be confirmed

Volunteer Package:

  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Cottesloe Heath Challenge

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August 2024:

Sign-ups expected to open in June

Requirements:

To be confirmed

Volunteer Package:

  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Gallery Rifle Nationals

Saturday 31st August – Sunday 1st September 2024:

Sign-ups expected to open in July

Requirements:

To be confirmed

Volunteer Package:

  • Exclusive use of Melville and Butt Zero on Friday 30th August to contest your competitions
  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Target Shotgun Autumn Festival

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th October 2024:

Sign-ups expected to open in August

Requirement:

  • Saturday: Butt Zero Left & Centre Bay: Solid Slug competitions requiring an events team to deliver T&P1, Multi-Target, Embassy Cup and Service Match, typically 3 volunteers per bay
  • Sunday: Butt Zero Left, Centre and Right Bay: Practical Shotgun Match requiring an events team to deliver the dynamic courses of fire under the direction of the on range match director, typically 2 volunteers per bay

Volunteer Package:

  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Trafalgar Meeting

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th October 2024:

Sign-ups expected to open in August

Requirements:

To be confirmed

Volunteer Package:

  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 
  • Range Team Gift: Trafalgar 2024 whiskey glass

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Autumn Action Weekend

Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October 2024:

Sign-ups expected to open in August

Requirements:

To be confirmed

Volunteer Package:

  • Exclusive use of Melville and Butt Zero on Friday 25th October to contest your competitions
  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Target Shotgun Spring Festival

March 2025:

Requirement:

  • Saturday: Butt Zero Left & Centre Bay: Solid Slug competitions requiring an events team to deliver T&P1, Multi-Target, Embassy Cup and Service Match, typically 3 volunteers per bay – See the programme HERE
  • Sunday: Butt Zero Left, Centre and Right Bay: Practical Shotgun Match requiring an events team to deliver the dynamic courses of fire under the direction of the on range match director, typically 2 volunteers per bay

Volunteer Package:

  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk


Spring Action Weekend

2025 Dates to be confirmed

Requirements:

  • Friday: Volunteer/ RO Competition Day: We require volunteers to run a limited number of ranges, namely Melville A-E, Running Deer (PM only for TS), Butt Zero (PM only). All events are unsquadded, but see our recommended programme HERE
  • Saturday-Sunday: See the Weekend Event Programme HERE
    • Most ranges require 1x CRO and 2x Range Team 

Volunteer Package:

  • Exclusive use of Melville and Butt Zero on Friday 22nd March to contest your competitions
  • Meals: For each full day of volunteering you will get a hot breakfast and lunch, or a £7 per meal Fat Tony’s voucher or £7 NRA Event Credit. You can choose your preference when signing up to volunteer. If only volunteering for half a day you will only receive one meal/voucher/credit  
  • Accommodation: in an NRA Hut, Caravan or Tent pitch for each night your volunteer, plus the day prior to arrival if required
    • If you wish to book your own NSC Accommodation (NRA, leased caravan pitch or other accommodation such as ATSC, St George’s Lodge etc.) you can claim back £10 per night on the volunteer claim form after the event
  • Mileage claim: See details above 

If you have any queries please email competitions@nra.org.uk