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.
Adopt-a-Greenway Program Volunteer
Greenway monitors: New in 2019! Be part of the change taking place on Bear Creek! Want to get involved in improving water quality, riparian areas, and the community experience on Bear Creek? Become an ambassador for Bear Creek. Volunteer monthly or yearly (or anytime!) to pick up trash along a designated, one-mile stretch along Bear Creek. We will supply gloves, grabbers, and trash bags - you supply the person power!
Water Quality Monitoring Program Volunteer
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!
Other Volunteer Opportunities
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.
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. We often need help distributing promotional materials, silent auction item and donation procurement, and day-of event help!
If you like working with people, dealing with logistics, and creating a great event, consider volunteering at some of our events!
We offer yearly internships for college students to assist us with some of our programs. This is a great way to earn practicum hours, gain valuable experience, and help build your resume. Internships are paid positions and offer reimbursement for mileage. See current internship opportunities below!
WQ Intern is employed June through September, annually. Duties Include:
Managing & scheduling water quality monitoring volunteers
Ordering and maintaining equipment
Travel throughout the valley to sample sites
Testing, recording and reporting data
Updating Swim Guide site
Updating social media and website
Creating end of summer watershed report card