CRAB is always looking for dependable, energetic and compassionate people to work as volunteers. Our season runs from April to October, with flexibility for weekday and weekend volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering for CRAB this season, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.
NEW THIS YEAR! All volunteers must have a one-time simple background check prior to volunteering for CRAB. To receive access to “Verified Volunteer Portal “and get the process started please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Volunteer Waiver Form is required from all volunteers each season. Download Volunteer Waiver Form.
CRAB strives to offer our guests with disabilities, a comfortable and enjoyable experience. As part of volunteer registration, all volunteers are asked to read and sign the CRAB Operations Manual.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
CRAB is seeking volunteers in the following areas:
Working with our Fleet Managers, experienced CRAB Skippers take guests sailing on our fleet of Freedom 20's and Capri 22's. Skipper's should have substantial small sailboat experience and will be asked to sail as Crew before taking the helm and being fully trained and checked out by the Fleet Managers.
Working with our Fleet Managers, CRAB Crew volunteers assist the Skipper when taking guests sailing and racing in regattas. This can include assisting our disabled guests boarding boats, handling the sails, or guiding our guests to and from the boats.
Working with our Volunteer Coordinator, CRAB Dock Assistants provide assistance to guests with their life jackets and getting water prior to going to the boats. Also, Assistants ensure that every guest signs a waiver and any special requests or needs are accommodated before sailing.
Throughout the year, CRAB hosts regattas, sailing clinics and sailing camps. Our volunteers assist with set-up, registration, sale of tickets, clean-up and miscellaneous activities associated with a successful event. These events can range in size from 16 to 500 people throughout the summer.
If you have office, administrative, marketing, IT skills, or boat maintenance that you would like to share with CRAB, please feel free to notify Staff of your interest and capabilities.