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NOTE: River Captains must be available to work weekends during the summer starting Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. Please only apply if you are available to work these dates. Applicants must also be available for training in May and as needed, in addition to post-program evaluation during the first week of September.


  • Coordinate with River Ambassador volunteers to confirm scheduling each weekend.
  • Pick up outreach materials and set-up a booth each shift.
  • Supervise and train volunteer River Ambassadors on Saturdays, Sundays, and extended holiday weekends.
  • Model non-confrontational interactions when visitors are encountered along trails, at beaches, and parking lots with the help of River Ambassadors.
  • Educate visitors about river stewardship and remove trash, dog waste, and fire pits as needed.
  • Educate visitors on SYRCL’s programs. Encourage SYRCL membership and volunteerism.
  • Maintain daily logs detailing contacts made, litter-collected, and other data.
  • Assist Education & Outreach Coordinator as needed in planning and implementing regular training and evaluation sessions, a mid-season potluck and end-of-season volunteer appreciation event.
  • Develop outreach materials as needed.
  • Maintain organized and fully stocked River Ambassador supply bins.
  • Attend weekly River Captain meetings.
  • For full job description and how to apply:
  • Wage range: $16.50 to $18.00

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: No
Minimum Hourly Wage: 16.50
Maximum Hourly Wage: 18.00
Accessible by Public Transportation: No