Volunteers are crucial to Catawba Riverkeeper’s success to protect local water quality. With a small staff, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation relies on a strong network of volunteers to serve in our education, engagement, and protection programs.

There are many ways you can give your time and talent to Catawba Riverkeeper. For example, we often look for volunteers to help with:

 To join the volunteer opportunity mailing list, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Start Volunteering Today with our Catawba Water Watcher App

A great way to help in a tangible way on your schedule is to download our app (Catawba Water Watcher App – just search Catawba Riverkeeper in your app store and it should pop up). The app will allow you to report pollution as well as trashy areas around you. You can use it any time you’re out and about, or you can block off some time to do some direct investigation of areas you think are in need of a more in-depth observation from our staff.

Learn more about our app and how to use it HERE

Water Watchers and Covekeepers

Volunteer Boat Captains – an ongoing volunteer role to help our Riverkeeper get out on the river in your area

Have questions? contact Brandon Jones – Riverkeeper – riverkeeper@catawbariverkeeper.org, 704.679.9494

No questions, just want to get started…fill out the Volunteer Boat Captain Information Form


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.

New? Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

Volunteer, Jennifer, working with the awesome kids from our CREEK Program, Summer 2016