Volunteer Opportunities

Bring your talents to the council! The Council has a number of volunteering opportunities for individuals, groups and families. Apply for one of the positions below or let us help you design a volunteering opportunity that is right for you.

Now Recruiting!

Paddle Team Volunteers

Are you a paddler at heart? Want to experience the Slough first hand? Join our team of volunteer paddle guides and help connect the community with the watershed. Take a look at the position description at the bottom of this page!

Outreach Taskforce Volunteers

Like attending Portland’s many festivals and events? We’re filling positions on our Outreach Taskforce with chatty, engaging volunteers interested in representing the Council at community events all around the Portland Metro area. Check out the position description at the bottom of this page for more information!

Education Opportunities

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Slough School Educators

Positions closed for Winter season, check back in the Spring!
Weekdays, 1x/week
Term: 1 – 3 months

Does making spider web out of spaghetti sound like fun? How about searching for water bugs with a curious 10-year-old? Slough School provides educational programs to school aged children in the Slough watershed. Volunteers will help with field science programming and student restoration projects. Anyone with the ability to support kids and teachers is welcome. View the full position description for this opportunity at the bottom of the page.

Stewardship Opportunities

Stewardship Saturdays

Get outdoors this weekend and help clean up your neighborhood! Join the council for our monthly Stewardship Saturdays and make a difference within the watershed. Assist with native plantings, invasive species removal, litter clean up and more. Check out the Council’s upcoming events page for this month’s Stewardship Saturdays.










Group Stewardship Volunteering

Looking for a fun service project for your school, community organization or business? The Council hosts volunteers year-round to help with native plantings, invasive weed removal, litter removal, and trail maintenance at sites located in Portland, Fairview and Gresham. Let us know what your interests are and we’ll work with you to organize a volunteer event that suits your needs.
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Interested in any of the activities above?
Fill out the interest form located at the bottom of this page and send it to Hanna Davis, Community Involvement Coordinator at hanna.davis@columbiaslough.org or call 503 281-1132.



Resource Description
Volunteer Interest Form Complete and email to Community Involvement Coordinator Hanna Davis at hanna.davis@columbiaslough.org.
Volunteer Paddle Guide Position Description Take a look!
Outreach Taskforce Volunteer Position Description Get to know the Outreach Taskforce here!


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