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.
Opportunities to volunteer with Clearwater are available year round in many different capacities. We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the Clearwater mission within their own communities and around the Hudson Valley. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for Clearwater you can CLICK HERE to submit a general volunteer application to our Volunteer Coordinator.
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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
Help Clearwater Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
Clearwater’s Watercraft Inspection Steward Program has finished for the season, and we are now looking for volunteers to assist in donating and collecting materials such as rakes
pick-up trucks and drivers, canoes, ropes, food donations, compostable bags, etc. to remove water chestnuts from the Beacon riverfront beginning in July 2016. If you or someone you know can help us secure any of these items, please email our volunteer coordinator at Volcoord@clearwater.org for more information.
If you are interested in helping to physically remove the water chestnut plants, or leading one of the volunteer days, you should contact our Invasive Species Program Coordinator at Epstein@clearwater.org , or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@clearwater.org .
Location: Pete and Toshi Seeger Park Beacon, NY 12508
Winter Sloop Restoration & Volunteer Maintenance
This winter, volunteers will be welcome to work alongside the crew of the Clearwater under the direction of the maintenance coordinator in Kingston, NY. Volunteer help would be greatly appreciated for all of our typical annual maintenance (sanding, painting, cleaning, inspecting, and servicing all the parts of the vessel), which could fall by the wayside because of our focus this winter on the hull restoration project. In addition volunteers may be asked to help with dismantling the interior, and moving and organizing tools and lumber.
While volunteers will not have the opportunity to become shipwrights, rebuilding the centerboard trunk, or building or installing frames or planks, they may have an opportunity to help with and learn about those processes.
Individual and small group volunteer opportunities can be arranged for weekdays or weekends, with prior notice, if interested in helping out, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at Volcoord@clearwater.org for more information.
If you’ve got all the time in the world available, and would like to volunteer onboard full time, you should consider becoming a winter Ship Skills Intern. For a job description and how to apply, go to:http://www.clearwater.org/about/job-opportunities/ and look for “winter trainees.”
Location: Kingston Home Port, 50 Rondout Landing Kingston, NY 12401
Clearwater 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 sister ship, 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
Volunteer for Clearwater Festival, Great Hudson River Revival!
The 2016 Great Hudson River Revival is cancelled until next year. We want to thank all of our tireless volunteers for dedicating their time and efforts again and again to help produce a wonderful festival. We hope to continue with the tradition next year in 2017 and hope that you will all return as volunteers. Until then, there are many ways for you to help Clearwater as we are hosting a concert series. The next concert is on Feb. 27, 2016 at 299 Washington St. in Newburgh, NY please CLICK HERE for more information and to buy tickets.
To stay up to date with festival happenings or for more information, please visit the Great Hudson River Clearwater Revival page at clearwaterfestival.org.