Volunteer Opportunities

Clearwater is a grassroots organization built by individuals donating their time, energy and skills to preserve and protect the Hudson River and its communities. Volunteers are the life-blood and legacy of this great effort. Come join us! Volunteer with Clearwater!

Clearwater Volunteers in Yonkers on Earth Day

Clearwater will host a number of volunteer activities for Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, in Yonkers, where we have built new partnerships and where the sloop will be spending more time this season.

ShowImageThe sloop will dock at the Yonkers waterfront, 71 Water Grant St., and be open for deck tours with live music from 2:00-6:00 PM. Clearwater volunteer activities continue throughout the day April 22, including:

  • 10:00 AM – Lot beautification at 41 Palisades Ave., Yonkers. The lot will be used as green space for the community.  To register, please click here.
  • Volunteers sign-in from 10:00-11:00 AM. Materials will be supplied and groups assigned. We will clean up the lot from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.

See the full array of volunteer opportunities hosted by the city of Yonkers for Earth Day by  clicking here.

For more information about Clearwater volunteering, please contact Clearwater’s volunteer coordinator Shameika Hanson at volcoord@clearwater.org or 845-265-8080 ext 7160.


Volunteer for Clearwater Festival, Great Hudson River Revival!  Econosmith.com festival 2013 LR-3684
Join us for an incredible weekend June 20-21 as a Clearwater Festival volunteer. For festival-goers, the Great Hudson River Revival is a wonderful music and environmental event. But for volunteers, it’s so much more! By volunteering, you become part of a warm, lively community that’s connected to the Clearwater Festival in a special way, allowing you to share and celebrate our work for the river. Working as a volunteer and being a part of the festival’s presentation will truly enhance your enjoyment of the entire weekend so please consider becoming one of our great festival volunteers!

For more information, visit the Great Hudson River Clearwater Revival page at clearwaterfestival.org. Volunteer applications are available online. Click here to apply.

Onboard Volunteers

DCIM100SPORTClearwater seeks onboard volunteers with a passion for teaching, who love young people and are comfortable leading small group activities. You don’t need previous sailing experience to volunteer with us, but a background in teaching, environmental issues, music or earth sciences are a plus.

Each week from mid-April to the end of October, the sloop Clearwater and the schooner Mystic Whaler, our sistership, accept six volunteers to live aboard the boat, help sail our ship and teach our education program. Visit the Onboard Volunteer page for more information, or click here to apply.

Please email our Education Department at Educator@Clearwater.org  for more information.

Other Volunteer Opportunities With Clearwater

Volunteering opportunities with Clearwater are available year round in many capacities. From general office help to tabling at events, we need and treasure our volunteers. To help us find a good fit for you, please fill out the form below and Clearwater’s Volunteer Coordinator will help find the best volunteer opportunity for you. Please email our volunteer coordinator at VolCoord@Clearwater.org for more information.

“Whether volunteering as an educator, in the office, or on maintenance, the experience has always been worthwhile, rewarding and personally fulfilling. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support a great organization in advancing the reclaimation and preservation of a majestic river and preparing environmentally conscientious citizens and leaders for the future.” – Frank Puzzo

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