Kayak Program Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Spend time out on the water and help park rangers teach safe kayaking in weekly kayak clinics and monthly river floats!

When: June-September

  • Weekly Kayak Clinics are held on Wednesday mornings as well as every other Sunday morning, starting June 23rd.
  • Monthly river floats are conducted Saturday mornings.

Where: Clinics are held at Lake Yankton in Yankton, SD, and river floats typically start and end in Ponca State Park in Nebraska.

What: Kayak Program Assistants will aid park rangers at weekly kayak clinics at Lake Yankton and/or monthly river floats. At each program, the volunteer will help with set up, distribute and fit equipment, monitor participants, etc. Prospective volunteers must be able to swim and should have previous experience kayaking. Kayak safety training and all equipment will be provided by MNRR.

Why: Kayak Program Assistants can spend time out on the water, meet new people, help educate the public on kayak safety, build skills in education and interpretational programming, and more!

Start Date - 2024-06-12

End Date - 2024-09-18

Activities include: General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation

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508 East 2nd StreetYankton, SD 57078




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  • Sunday;Wednesday;Saturday

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