Center for Aquatic Sciences RiverQuest Volunteer

Qualified volunteers work in conjunction with Center for Aquatic Sciences staff to assist with safety and enhance the educational experience of our kayak on-water programs that will take place on the Delaware and Cooper Rivers in Camden, NJ. Volunteers help with program setup and breakdown. They also help participants get into and out of the kayaks, and are responsible for safety on the water, which may include towing participantís kayaks and helping anyone who capsizes get back into the boat.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Experience with kayaking and canoeing
  • Able to carry kayaks from the storage container to the launch (about 50 feet)
  • Days and times vary
  • Attend a safety training (date/time TBD) that will include rescue techniques, towing, and an overview of the program and equipment
  • Be reliable, work independently, show initiative, and recognize the value of a team effort
  • Experience with a voyager canoe a plus
  • Knowledge of local Delaware River watershed wildlife a plus

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