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Volunteer at the Bronx River Flotilla!

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Various locations along the River
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Help us make this year’s Flotilla a success! Our Annual Bronx River Flotilla is a major fundraising event for the Bronx River Alliance, and it helps us fund our paddling season and make our River accessible to over 1,000 Bronx residents.

Volunteer Roles include:

  • Registration table/event preparation at Shoelace Park: Help attendees sign in, make sure waivers are collected, and that all equipment is ready for an on-time start
  • Boat launching at Shoelace Park: Make sure paddlers have a properly-fitting PFD, an appropriate paddle, and help them enter the canoes and start their paddle safely
  • On-water safety or dam patrol (for experienced canoers or kayakers ONLY): Assist paddlers as needed on the water, or post up at one of the 3 dams requiring a portage along the route
  • Portage Volunteer (NYBG Stone Mill Dam, Bronx Zoo Twin Dam, or 180th St. Dam): Help paddlers exit the river, move canoes, or re-enter the river at one of the 3 portage locations along the route
  • Boat retrieval at Starlight Park: Help paddlers disembark safely at the River House dock
  • Finish line celebration at River House: Help move boats and equipment, take pictures, or hand out goodie bags to attendees

Each of these roles has a different location, start time, and end time. Please fill out our interest form, to indicate your preferred role(s).

Thank you for helping to make the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla happen!

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to our Community Outreach Coordinator, Victoria Toro.
Email: Victoria.toro@bronxriver.org
Phone: 646.408.3090