HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Canoe/Kayak Volunteers assist Naturalists on canoe/kayak trips for schools and the general public. Trips occur on weekends, weekdays, and evenings. Canoe/Kayak Volunteers are vital to the Estuary Center programs.
Canoe/Kayak Volunteers are asked to commit to specific trip dates as they become available. Seasonal trip schedules are sent to volunteers about one month prior to the first trip. The season is from late March through mid November; however, volunteers are not required to assist with a specific number of trips per year. A schedule is created seasonally so volunteers have the opportunity to work around their own schedule. Additional trips may become available on short notice and will also be offered to volunteers.
Canoe/Kayak Volunteers must have the following qualifications.
Volunteers will already have all the skills necessary (see Minimum Qualifications section above), but will receive specific training on our trip logistics and equipment. There are many benefits to becoming an *"active volunteer" at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, including seasonal volunteer appreciation trips, the annual volunteer dinner, skill and resume development, meeting new people, and lets not forget, spending time in a natural place (to mention just a few). *Please note: "Active volunteer" status is reached when you volunteer at least 20 hours a year.
First, fill out a volunteer interest form and return it to the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center located at 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, MD 21009 or by fax at 410-612-0819. Second, you will be contacted in order to set up an interview by the Volunteer Coordinator. The interview is designed to help determine which volunteer opportunities will best suit both your needs and the current openings at the Estuary Center. Please remember the needs of our volunteer programs change so we may not always have openings in all program areas.