Life Enrichment - Pontoon Driver


Drive Pontoon and/or help escort residents to/from the pontoon during outings.


  • Drive pontoon boat for staff members and residents for boat ride on Lake Minnetonka.
  • As Captain of the boat, and in conjunction with Presbyterian Homes staff members, you will be responsible for the safety and well-being of everyone onboard the pontoon.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Pass DNR Boat Certification test and become boat certified
  • Pass the pontoon driver assessment
  • Moderate pushing/lifting/walking required.
  • Have a kind, energetic and patient disposition 

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Weekly commitment desired and/or be able to be on-call
  • 3-4 hours/per outing needed.  Usually once a week.

Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Build relationships with residents from our continuum of care.
  • Help Care Center, Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities enjoy outdoor activity.
  • Builds self-esteem & gives that “feel good” feeling in helping another human being
  • Volunteering looks good on a resume’

Reports to:

  • Volunteer Director 
  • Campus Life Enrichment Director
  • Campus Administrator 

Training and/or Support Provided:

  • After passing the DNR Boat Certification, drivers will take the pontoon out with either a seasoned volunteer pontoon driver or someone from our maintenance department to get a feel for the boat so as to feel comfortable driving.