A lot of people ask us what we need, and the answer is always the same: We need People. The boathouse is an all volunteer organization. No one recieves payment at any level of the organization. All our programs only work because people commit to volunteering to make them work.You don't need any training or scheduling to start, just tell anyone working there you would like to volunteer and we can put you to work right away and train you. The only things we require is that you are over 18 and know how to swim .
Volunteers who make a significant commitment to the Boathouse and who have the necessary training are eligible (and encouraged) to try out the various Boathouse-owned kayaks, including our traditional decked kayaks. We run a number of free training sessions for our volunteers, so anybody who is prepared to make an effort, can quickly learn the required skills. Active Volunteers can also help with classes, and/or help to lead trips
To find out about these sessions and specific events for volunteers that may not be on the general calender: register at downtownboathouse.org/phpBB2. and you will be on the volunteer email list and get an email about once a week in the season and about once a month in the off season.
You can also read posted messages at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/dtbh_volunteer_news/