• Conservation Education • Other • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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River Ambassadors play a vital role in protecting and caring for the Delaware River and helping our visitors to recreate safely and responsibly. As River Ambassadors, volunteers will interact with visitors at boat launch sites and rove the Delaware River by canoe or kayak to promote safe river recreation and stewardship. Duties of the River Ambassadors include, but are not limited to:
Serve as an ambassador for the Delaware River by interacting with visitors at boat launches and on the river in a friendly and professional manner.
Answer questions and provide river users with high quality and accurate information about safe boating, stewardship, and proper use of the river.
Help keep the Delaware clean by collecting trash and other debris while roving.
Rove boat launches and swim beaches on foot and/or via kayak/canoe.
Staff an outreach booth at busy locations.
Represent the NPS as a uniformed NPS volunteer
Distribute maps, brochures and other printed materials
Record number of visitor contacts
Shuttle kayaks/canoes in coordination with the River Ambassadors team.
Good communication skills and desire to interact with visitors.
If conducting river roves, must have experience operating a canoe or kayak, knowledge of safe boating principles, and the ability to swim.
Attend 8 hours of training (Saturday, April 14, 2018)
minimum 1 day per month, primarily Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays
minimum 4 month commitment between mid-May through Labor Day weekend
8 hours of training (Saturday, April 14, 2018)
Questions? Please contact Supervisory Ranger Rainey McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Description: Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, just 80 miles west of New York City and 100 miles north of Philadelphia, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area attracts over 5-million visitors each year. Visitors marvel at the rocky crags, hemlock forests, tumbling waterfalls, and meandering river. Scenic drives take visitors through rural settings along historic roads and past some of the oldest houses in the Delaware River valley. The spectacular mountain and valley scenery are ideal backdrops for a variety of recreational activities that include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, biking, fishing, and hunting. The 70,000-acre park also includes the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreation Area and 26 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.