Steamboat Senior Deckhand/Mate

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Nature Abounds

Delaware River SPLASH Boat

Nature Abounds, a national 501c3 non-profit organization, is looking for senior aged volunteers (55 yrs of age) to serve as Senior Deckhand/Mate onboard the Steamboat Floating Classroom (SPLASH). Summary: Mate serves along with captain and engineer in safe orderly operation of the vessel. Availability: Mid-April through Mid-October each year. Busy season is May-July. Weekday and weekend hours. Responsibilities: Greet passenger group in parking lot; preparations to get underway; fitting children with Life Jackets (PFDs); loading and distribution of passengers; line handling; anchoring; class rotation; monitoring passenger well-being and participation; reporting depth soundings to captain (if required); docking preparation and procedures; disembarking passengers; "putting boat to bed". Demonstrates situational awareness. Recognizes and reports abnormal situations. Position of mate requires participation in random drug test program. There is no charge to mate for this program. DeckHand (not mate position) does not require the random drug test program. Mate is required by the Coast Guard for each sail. DeckHand (optional) assists the Mate.

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Steamboat Dock (Lambertville, NJ)Warminster, PA 18974



  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mid-April to Mid-October - Weekday and Weekends
  • Training: Orientation and training provided at s

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