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Sat Apr 01, 2017 - Sun Oct 22, 2017


Location varies throughout Chicago River systemChicago, IL 60607

Paddling guests with a guide, in our famous bright orange hats!


Join a great community of volunteers and help Chicago better appreciate its river. Friends of the Chicago River's canoe program program is built on extensive volunteer support. Our volunteer canoe guides, once trained, help lead canoe trips from April to October. Training for 2017 occurs on April 1 and 15. We lead trips for people of all ages in many different parts of the city. Our guides are passionate, hard-working, and love paddling on the river! Visit http://www.chicagoriver.org/get-involved/attend/canoe-program for more information and to apply, or contact Claire Snyder directly at csnyder@chicagoriver.org.


  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Water Recreation
  • First Aid / CPR

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must guide on at least three trips per season

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