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Canoe/Kayak Program Specialist

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Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service

Canoeing on the Mississippi RIver

Are you interested in supporting the park Paddle with a Ranger program or PaddleShare program? Canoe/Kayak Program Specialist help support programs in a variety of ways including serving as the sweep paddler, steadying canoes/kayaks for other participants as they load/unload, helping other paddlers by providing with very basic coaching tips and tricks, encouraging participants and helping point out interest features or points of interest along the route. Paddle Program Specialist should be comfortable canoeing or kayaking upstream and downstream in a river; the routes vary in length, duration and difficulty including programs at Pickerel Lake. Canoe/Kayak Program Specialist would be able to select the route and dates that work for them.

For more information or to be considered for this role, please fill out the watercraft program interest form. Kyle Just ( kyle_just@nps.gov) can be reached with additional questions or for more information.

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About Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, National Park Service


111 E. Kellogg Blvd. Suite 105, St. Paul, MN 55101, US

Mission Statement

The Volunteers-In-Parks program, jointly managed by Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and Mississippi Park Connection, connects, educates, and promotes the enjoyment of the resources of the Mississippi River through unique and entertaining volunteer opportunities to the entire community.


The Volunteers-In-Parks program is a joint program with Mississippi Park Connection. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area represents America's greatest river, the Mississippi, which weaves together the natural and cultural heritage and economic vitality of the region. The National Park Service works with partners to foster increased citizen awareness, advocacy, and enjoyment of the resources of the Mississippi River.

Volunteer-In-Parks provides people with opportunities to discover, experience, and enjoy the diversity of the Mississippi River while also preserving it for future generations through volunteer restoration projects and education programs.

Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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