National Park Service
Volunteer to Make A Difference
Would you like to join a group of dedicated group of volunteers who have made the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River their park? Over 340 individuals volunteer annually to help protect the Upper Delaware River. Volunteer Opportunities are available for both young and adults alike.
As a volunteer you will represent the National Park Service, work in a unique setting, preserve our areas natural and cultural legacy, and help visitors discover the resources, meanings, and values found in Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities available at the park.
We encourage you to become a volunteer and become part of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River team.
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Annual High School Paddle and River Clean Up
The 5th annual High School Paddle and River Clean Up will take place on June 8, 2013. Students can earn eight community service hours for graduation while experiencing the beauty of the river and learning about our watershed, wildlife, and recreation. This year's clean up trip is open to all high school students but is limited to the first twenty who register. Registration is required.
This is your chance to help keep our public lands safe and beautiful! Each year volunteers remove a tremendous amount of litter and waste from the floor and banks of the river.
The National Park Service will provide the vehicle shuttle, canoes, lifejackets, and paddles. We will be carrying out this activity rain or shine! Volunteers should expect to get wet, so please be prepared with the appropriate gear including extra clothing, proper footwear, a lunch, plenty of water, sun screen, dry-bag, etc.
Come join the fun and keep your river wild and scenic! For more information or to sign up for this year's High School Paddle and River Clean Up, please call (570) 685-4871.
Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership
If you are someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, consider yourself to be a "people person", and find yourself with some extra time on your hands, then signing up to be a Watershed Steward may be the perfect opportunity for you! We are seeking individuals to spend 4 hour shifts at some of the busiest Upper Delaware River boat launches and access points performing visual inspections of boats, canoes, kayaks and other craft entering and exiting the water to ensure that aquatic invasive species are not clinging to the vessels. Watershed Stewards stationed at these access points will also be able to play a part in stopping the introduction and transport of invasive species by fishing tackle, footwear, and boat trailers by conducting visual inspections, interviewing water body users, and encouraging them to properly clean all equipment before using it on another body of water.
We are looking for volunteers for this new program from Memorial Day through Labor Day, primarily Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. No matter if you can do one 4 hour shift or volunteer every Friday throughout the summer, we would accept your assistance with this environmental awareness project. New volunteers are asked to take part in a day long Watershed Stewards training scheduled to take place on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information or to sign up for the training, please call (570)729-7842.
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Zane Grey Museum Volunteer
The park is looking for outgoing individuals who enjoy talking to people to volunteer their time at the Zane Grey Museum. The main responsibility of the position is to greet visitors making them feel welcome to museum and to the park. Others duties include opening and closing the museum and running the museum's bookstore. If you enjoy people and history this position will be a perfect fit for you. Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed from Memorial Day to Labor Day seven days a week. Come be a part of the museum!
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Narrowsburg Visitor Center Volunteer
Do you like sharing the natural and cultural history of our area with others if so then becoming an Information Center Volunteer may be right for you. Volunteers at the Information Center answer questions, share stories, assist visitors, provide brochures, and much more. Volunteers also run the Eastern National sales outlet by making sales, stocking shelves, and assisting with inventory. Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - Memorial Day through Labor Day. We welcome you to become an important part of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Publication Designer and Writer Volunteer
Publication Designer Volunteer will assist Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River in the development, crafting, designing, composing, and editing of various publications and other interpretive media that is disseminated to the public. These publications can include site bulletins, flyers, posters, exhibits and displays, news releases, and other publications. The work may consist of researching resources for appropriate and factual information, designing full color and black and white mock-ups, searching and securing images and/or related graphics, composing interpretive text, and editing publication projects as needed. Publications and exhibits are an integral part of getting the story and messages across to park visitors. Bring your creativity and ideas to help us make our publications exciting.
Computer Technician and Social Media Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to assist the park's Interpretation staff with web page management, podcast development, and writing text for mobile applications such as Facebook and Twitter. A security clearance will be required.
Cultural Resource Management Volunteer
Preserving and protecting our cultural resources is a goal of the National Park Service. Cultural Resource Management volunteer opportunities are varied and include working with the museum collection, historic properties, archival collections, the park library, photographs, and slides. Interested individuals will work on data entry, organize collections, transcribe oral history tapes, historic research, preventive maintenance of museum objects, and cataloging.
Housing and/or RV sites are not available for these positions.
If you are interested in applying for any of the volunteer opportunities at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River fill out the Volunteer Application and either fax to 570-685-4874 or mail to:
For more information about volunteering at Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River contact Volunteer Coordinator Ingrid Peterec at 570-685-4871.
Did You Know?
Upper Delaware is the home of the oldest existing wire cable suspension bridge in the nation - the Delaware Aqueduct. Built in 1847 for the Delaware and Hudson Canal, it was designed by and constructed under the supervision of John A. Roebling, future engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge.