Join Riverkeeper’s Volunteer Team! At Riverkeeper we appreciate and depend on the ongoing support our volunteers provide us with. We believe in the necessity and the right of citizens to play a primary role in the protection of their local environment. To put that belief into action, we offer the following volunteer positions in which you can help Riverkeeper and act on your passion for a clean Hudson River free of pollution and protecting the quality of drinking water for over 9 million New Yorkers!
Please review the below opportunities and fill out our required volunteer form and make sure to note if you are interested in a particular volunteer opportunity. We have several volunteer opportunities available from public education to service projects to citizen science. Click the opportunity of your choosing below for a complete listing.
Please contact our Manager of Community Outreach and Volunteer Programs, Dana Gulley at (914) 478-4501 ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Attending community events is an important way for Riverkeeper to build awareness about our work and recruit new clean water advocates, members, and volunteers to be a part of this movement.
Click here to sign up for an outreach and education event!
Service opportunities allow river lovers to get their hands dirty with stewardship! Riverkeeper and partners offer opportunities most months of the year to care for the Hudson. Below you will find upcoming events with a description of the project and a link to register for the event. We can’t wait to see you out on river!
International Coastal Cleanup Day at Randall’s Island, NYC Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Riverkeeper and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance will lead volunteers in several service projects across this sensitive urban park in NYC. Randall’s Island offers a rare wildlife haven in the shadow of NYC, with a newly restored wetland that provides wildlife habitat and erosion protection for the island. Volunteers will be assisting in debris cleanup, invasive species removal, mulching sensitive habitat and fencing areas to protect from litter.
Click here to sign up for Randall’s Island!
West Harlem Tree Bed Stewardship and Water Quality Education with Trees New York
Saturday, July 26th, 2014 10am-12pm
Join Riverkeeper and Trees New York in caring for tree beds in West Harlem. We will be helping with stewardship projects mainly consisting of mulching existing beds and helping care for your urban canopy. Urban forests help reduce runoff into waterways by soaking up and holding water. Additionally, the canopy reduces urban heat island effect, helping keep summers cooler in the city!
Click here to sign up for West Harlem Tree Bed Stewardship!
In partnership with citizen samplers, we test select tributaries of the Hudson for fecal-indicating bacteria and other water quality indicators. Riverkeeper will train you to provide the vital information we need to protect water quality. Currently we have needs for citizen samplers on Esopus Creek, the Wallkill River, and Catskill Creek.
Sign up to become a Citizen Sampler here
The Riverkeeper Ambassador Program is a community-oriented, grassroots, environmental program designed to raise awareness about the needs of the Hudson River and it’s tributaries, and the drinking water supply of New York City and the lower Hudson Valley.
Ambassadors are considered informal representatives and advocates that fight for Riverkeeper’s cause by raising funds, increasing membership, hosting events, volunteering and/or making presentations to community organizations, schools and clubs to educate students and citizens about watershed issues and empower them to get involved.
To find out more, click the link below!