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.

Clearwater Ambassador Program – Raise Funds While You Volunteer!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Clearwater, but many volunteer activities involve expenses, whether for food, lodging or materials. We now have a way you can quickly create your own web page to highlight your volunteer activities, and raise funds for them at the same time. For more information on the Clearwater Ambassador Program, CLICK HERE.

Come join us! Volunteer with Clearwater!

Please visit our Facebook page for announcements of volunteer events and opportunities.

Recurring Volunteer Opportunities:

Calling all Clearwater Stewards:

Set up a table with information at colleges, conferences, farmers markets or other high-traffic locations and events to tell people about Clearwater. You can self-train on your own time using our online presentation that will prepare you with the necessary tools for this important role as a Clearwater representative. To register as a volunteer for one of the events listed below please e-mail Clearwater’s volunteer coordinator at

Onboard Volunteers:

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.

An image of a the crowd in front of a stage at the Great Hudson River Revival music festival. People in the crowd are raising their arms above their heads to clap. On stage, the band Lake Street Dive is performing.

Volunteer for Clearwater Festival, The Great Hudson River Revival!

Please refer to the Clearwater Festival Volunteer page for more information on volunteering at the event!

To stay up to date with festival happenings or for more information, please visit the Great Hudson River Clearwater Revival page at