Willamette Riverkeeper provides great opportunities to volunteer your time to learn more about the river, contribute to our programs, and become involved in river issues. Here are just a few ways that you can volunteer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your volunteer interests.
Restoration Work Parties
We have a robust restoration program and would love to have your help bolstering a scheduled restoration work party, or even accompanying us in the field for various support roles (sometime by canoe).
In order to reach out and talk with people about issues related to the river and our organization, we often need volunteers to represent Willamette Riverkeeper at events and presentations. These range from annual festivals, to monthly club meetings, weekly Saturday Markets and special events, like school fairs and paddling demonstrations. If you are interested in learning about the river and Willamette Riverkeeper and would enjoy sharing what you know with other people, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Paddle Trip Assistant
Are you interested in sharing your canoe or kayak paddling skills with beginning paddlers? Do you have knowledge of a certain stretch of the river you would like to impart on others? Help on our River Discovery Paddles with safety, paddling instruction, outreach and educational components, or whatever skills you might have to bring to the program.
River Guardians (currently Eugene/Springfield only)
We are always seeking volunteers to monitor the riverbank, report on trash, and participate in our cleanups. See our Program page for details.
We often need help improving our office technology, entering data, filing, preparing for an event, getting together a mailing, cleaning our canoes and organizing gear.
A simple way to learn of our on-going volunteer needs and to increase your knowledge and involvement in river issues is to sign up for our email list. Emails provide information via monthly communication and periodic alerts.