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!

Regatta - our 20th annual paddling festival!

Lend the Council a hand at the 20th annual Regatta on Sunday, August 3rd. Regatta guests enjoy Slough wildlife, cool, calm waters and great activities presented by community organizations. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Help welcome folks to the event, distribute life jackets, give safety talks, and help guests launch their boats into the Slough! To learn more about the Regatta event, visit our event webpage. To sign up to volunteer, visit our online registration page or call (503) 281-1132.

Be a pirate for a day! Volunteer at Aquifer Adventure

Aquifer Adventure is our annual pirate-themed groundwater festival! Join our volunteer crew on Saturday, September 13th for a swashbuckling adventure on the high sloughs, as the Portland Water Bureau and Columbia Slough Watershed Council team up to present a FREE, family-friendly event full of educational games and pirate booty. Learn more about the event here and sign up to volunteer online or call (503) 281-1132.

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Volunteer Grounds Keepers

Naturescaping is a great way to beautify a yard while providing wildlife benefits, but these spaces need your help to grow and thrive.  The Council is looking for 1-3 groundskeeper volunteers to help maintain native plantings at the Council office by hand-weeding, mulching, and mowing. Tools and training will be provided.  Time commitment is expected at 1-3 times per month and scheduling is flexible.  Come out and make a difference! Contact Community Involvement Coordinator Hanna Davis at hanna.davis@columbiaslough.org or call (503) 281-1132 for more information.

Education Opportunities

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Slough School Educators

Positions closed for Spring and Summer season, check back in the Fall!
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.

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 This position recruits for the Spring season. Email Hanna.Davis@columbiaslough.org for more information.
Outreach Taskforce Volunteer Position Description The Outreach Taskforce recruits for Spring and Summer. Check out the position description and email Hanna.Davis@columbiaslough.org for more information.
Office Assistant Volunteer Position Description We recruit office assistants all year round. Join us and help the Council expand their reach!
Slough School volunteer education assistant sample position description. Familiarize yourself with our Slough School volunteer position. This position recruits in Fall, Winter and Spring.


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