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 our Outreach & Education Coordinator with your volunteer interests.
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.
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 like the Corvallis’s da Vinci Days and Portland’s Salmon Festival, 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.
Water Quality Monitors
WR’s largest volunteer program is always seeking new volunteers to collect monthly water quality samples from Eugene to Portland. See our Program page for details.
A simple way 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 that give recipients opportunities to increase their knowledge and provide feedback on issues that effect decisions being made about the Willamette River. List recipients will also learn about events and volunteer opportunities with WR and other river organizations.
Contact us to learn about
opportunities to volunteer.