Volunteering is a great way to learn about what’s going on with your public waterways and to give back in a meaningful way. We are always looking for volunteers to help us safeguard rivers, streams and fish in the Rogue Basin.

 


Volunteer opportunities

 

Water quality monitors: Love to get outside? Each summer, we work with volunteers to collect water samples from local swimming and recreation sites around the Rogue Basin to report if the water meets state standards for bacteria. If you like getting outside, consider becoming a Water Quality Monitor!

No LNG Pipeline advocates: We’re fighting against a giant fracked gas export pipeline out of southern Oregon. We are always in need of volunteers to help us with the No LNG Campaign and there are a number of different ways for you to plug in including sign making, tabling, phone banking, data entry, planning events and more.

Office assistants: We often need help with data entry, organizing, mailings, and other office tasks. If you have a couple of hours to spare, we always appreciate the help!

 

Outreach advocates: We are always looking for people to help advocate for the Rogue at events around the valley. If you like connecting with your community, getting outside, and helping educate folks on how they can help protect the Rogue, consider volunteering as an outreach advocate.

Events assistants: We host several events throughout the year and are always in need of awesome, energetic, detail-oriented volunteers to help organize float trips, fundraisers, and our Wild and Scenic Film Fest. If you like working with people, dealing with logistics, and creating a great event, consider volunteering at some of our events!

 

 

Internships

 

We offer two yearly internships for college students to assist us with our programs. Both are a great way to earn practicum hours, gain valuable experience, and help build your resume. Both are paid positions and offer reimbursement for mileage. See which one works best for you!

 

 
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Water Quality Monitoring Program Intern

Duties Include: 

  • Managing & scheduling water quality monitoring volunteers
  • Ordering and maintaining equipment
  • Travel throughout the valley to sample sites
  • Collecting samples
  • Testing, recording and reporting data
  • Updating Swim Guide site
  • Updating social media and website
  • Creating end of summer watershed report card
 

 
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Intern

Our Wild & Scenic Film Festival is our biggest annual event and largest fundraiser. This sold out event includes a happy hour, silent auction, raffle, guest speakers and great adventure and environmental films. The event is hosted at the Ashland Armory in early November. 
 
Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Distributing promotional material throughout the valley
  • Promotion online including social media, community calendars, website, etc
  • Silent Auction item procurement
  • Donation procurement
  • Materials creation
  • Film selection