The Dredgers need enthusiastic volunteers at all skill levels and all ages who love the sport of canoeing, the Gowanus neighborhood, or just generally care about supporting the environment and revitalization of New York Harbor. Volunteers need to be independent self-starters and our leadership will help you build and expand your inherent talents. Our programs are free due to our volunteers dedicating their time to the program, and it's a great way to become active in the local paddling and environmental scene.

You can stop by any of our events and volunteer. We can usually put you to work right away, but it's best to contact us before hand so we can schedule the best time for you to help. To stay informed of volunteer opportunities, enter your e-mail above to be put on our e-list.

We need volunteer dock stewards and canoe tour guide assistants to help our free programs from May through October at the 2nd St. Dock / off Bond Street at the Gowanus Canal. You may be asked to help with a few other tasks depending on the event or activity but we match volunteers with team leaders as activities are planned.