Our volunteers make it possible for us to maintain a clean and healthy river!
Volunteering with Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is a great way to do something good for the environment, your water and the community.
If you are a new volunteer, we encourage you to create a volunteer profile, which will allow you to choose what opportunities most interest you. Once you complete your volunteer profile, you can start signing up for events!
We have a wide selection of volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time events to ongoing volunteer work. We are a small organization, and our volunteers are incredibly important to our mission, and to our ability to maintain a clean and healthy river!
Featured Volunteer Events
Fall Leaf Eco-Tour, Saturday, October 27th 9am-4pm
We are headed back to Marion, NC for our 2018 Fall Leaf Eco-tour! We will paddle through a deciduous tree-lined part of the Catawba River near Lake James, and hike to an overlook of Shortoff Mountain for an incredible view of Lake James from above.
The Fall Leaf Eco-Tour is free for CRF members. Non-members are encouraged to make a $25 donation to help cover the costs of the event.
Represent CRF at an Upcoming Event
Volunteer to get the word about CRF and what we do! We will have a table with information about Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation for participants to learn more about us. If this is your first time volunteering, no worries, we have a ‘cheat sheet’ with fun facts about CRF for you to use at every tabling event. Below are the upcoming events. Contact Hillary if you have questions or want to volunteer for all or part of the time for an event.
- McDowell Nature Center “Nature at Night” – Saturday, October, 20, 5:00pm-9:00pm, 15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC
- Cosentino North America Charity Halloween Event, CRF is the beneficiary! – Thursday, October 25, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Charlotte, NC
- Adventure Day at the Outfitter – Saturday, November 3, 12:00pm-3:00pm, Denver, NC
Interested volunteers can contact Hillary Zorman – Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator – email@example.com, 704.679.9494.
Check out our Upcoming Fall Riversweeps below!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Boat Captains – an ongoing volunteer role to help our Riverkeeper and Director of Technical Programs get out on the Catawba at a moment’s notice
Have questions? contact Hillary Zorman – Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org, 704.679.9494
No questions, just want to get started…fill out the Volunteer Boat Captain Information Form
Fall 2018 Riversweeps
Riversweeps are Saturdays, 9:00AM to 12:00PM unless otherwise stated
Fishing Creek Lake – September 15 NEW DATE DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: September 29 – Register as a Boat Captain – 3,470 pounds of trash collected!
Lake Wateree – September 22 – Register as a Boat Captain – 4,225 pounds of trash collected!
Lake Wylie – October 6 – 8:00AM start – www.lakewylieriversweep.com – 16,230 pounds of trash collected!
Please contact our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Hillary Zorman, email@example.com, 704.679.9494 with any questions you have about creating a volunteer profile and/or upcoming volunteer opportunities.