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Volunteer Opportunities

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Freedom Waters Foundation is a 99% volunteer operation…and everyone is very much appreciated! Volunteers make a tremendous impact in the most positive ways for others.

Please read about our Programs, find an opportunity below that interests you and fill out our Volunteer Application to get started. We will let you know when our next Volunteer Orientation will take place.

Boat Outings

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Boat Owners – Share your love and enjoyment of being out on the water by donating your time and the use of your vessel to take participants on the water. You can share this experience as often as you would like, from once a week to once a year. We welcome all boat owners – large, small and commercial. To get involved, please fill out the Boat Owner Registration Form.

Boat / Lead Crew – Onboard Freedom Waters Foundation volunteer who acts as primary host or co-host to greet and orient guests to the boat and program. Ensure safety first by supervising activities onboard, engaging lovingly with guests. And, also capture the outing by taking photos and videos for lasting memories of the trip.

Boat Recruitment – Recruit private and commercial vessels to participate in Freedom Waters Foundation programs.

Veterans Program

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Many volunteers are drawn to Freedom Waters Foundation because they want to give back to the men and women who have served our country. When you fill out our Volunteer Application, you can select “Veterans Programs” as the area that interests you.

Adaptive Sailing

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Sailing Instructors – Assist staff in teaching sailors with disabilities how to sail.

Dockhands – Assist staff on the docks by rigging and de-rigging boats; keep dock area and boathouse area clean and organized; engage with guests on land while sailors are on the water.

Boatswains – Assist staff in maintaining boats and equipment.

Regatta Volunteers – Assist with registration, serving of meals, and other activities.

Fishing Programs

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Boat Trips with Fishing – Help participants bait hooks, catch and release fish.

Heels and Reels Fishing Tournament – Female fishing mentors teach at-risk teen girls to fish.

Buoys and Bait Fishing Tournament – Male fishing mentors teach at-risk teen boys to fish.

Office Projects

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Mailings – Help us send thank-you notes and photo cards to participants, boat captains and volunteers after boat outings.

Data entry – Input information from waiver forms into our computer system.

Photographer – Join our boat trips to capture lasting memories for our participants.

Videographer – Film our participants, volunteers and other supporters to create compelling videos that tell the Freedom Waters Foundation story.

Kind Mariners Ball Committee

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This exceptional annual fundraiser raises almost three-quarters of our annual budget. We appreciate all the energy that makes this event financially successful and connects us with current and new friends and Freedom Waters Foundation.

Key tasks include:

  • reaching out to potential sponsors
  • purchasing tickets
  • inviting or bringing guests

Visit our Kind Mariners Ball website for more information.