Volunteer Paddling Team
Each year the Columbia Slough Watershed Council hosts dozens of educational paddling events that expose adult and children to the strange wonders of the Columbia Slough. We're seeking intermediate to advanced paddlers who would like to volunteer to assist with our Twilight Paddles, Slough School kids paddles, and our big summer festivals.
Slough School Education Assistants
(from September through June)
Does making spider web out of spaghetti sound like fun? Slough School (our main education program for school-aged children) is looking for people who can volunteer on weekdays, generally between 9-12 or 12-3 to help with: field science programs (water chemistry and water bugs) & student restoration (planting, invasive removal, etc. w/ kids). Anyone with the ability to support kids and teachers is welcome. Minimal commitment requires helping approximately once a week for at least 4 weeks.
Once a month, during the Council’s Stewardship Saturdays, volunteers are invited to make a difference by planting natives, removing invasive weeds, and cleaning up litter. From Force Lake to Osborne Creek, these work parties provide excellent opportunities to explore and support wonderful natural areas in your watershed. View the Council’s online calendar for details.
Group Stewardship Volunteering
Looking for a fun team-building activity for your business, school, or community organization? The Columbia Slough Watershed Council would like to invite your group to volunteer. The Council hosts volunteers year-round to help with native plantings, invasive weed removal, litter removal, and trail maintenance at sites located throughout N, NE, and East Portland. Let us know what your interests are, and we’ll work with you to organize a volunteer event that suites your needs.
Outreach Support Opportunities
Regatta, Explorando, Aquifer Adventure! Event Volunteers Needed
We rely on volunteers to make all of our annual events a success. We need help with specific events such as Explorando (bilingual environmental festival), Regatta (paddling festival), Aquifer Adventure (groundwater festival), and the Slough Celebration (Awards Ceremony & fundraiser). We also have opportunities assisting with set-up and registration for smaller events such as Brew on the Slough, Slough 101, and others. There’s always great food and lots of fun.
Outreach Task Force
Join the team that expands our reach. This esteemed group of volunteers helps represent the Columbia Slough Watershed Council at events and fairs through out the year. Volunteers receive an hour-long training, and are then contacted as outreach opportunities arise. This year, we’re looking forward to attending Portland Farmers Markets, street fairs, and outdoor festivals.
Columbia Slough Auction Committee
Love tying ribbons? How about fundraising? We need volunteers to help procure and organize donations for the Slough Celebration’s silent auction fundraiser on Feb 10, 2012. Come committed – you’ll be responsible for one of more auction duties, and must be able to attend monthly or bi-monthly Committee meetings in addition to the big event.