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
Lake Hickory Water Watcher Training, Wednesday, March 20, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Water Watchers are trained volunteers who are the network of eyes, ears and voice of the Catawba River. Led by our Riverkeeper, this training will include instruction on how to identify, document, and report pollution to properly monitor our river basin. Training is free and open to the public. All necessary materials will be provided. No previous knowledge is needed.
Creek Week Cleanup, Monday, March 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Join CRF and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services for a creek cleanup during Creek Week! Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is putting on multiple education and volunteer events each day for the entire week (March 23-30), ending in their Big Spring Clean. They have asked us to host a creek cleanup in Charlotte on the Monday of Creek Week and we can never resist a good creek cleanup.
This event is free and open to the public. So bring a group of coworkers, friends, and/or family and help us make a difference in Charlotte’s local waterways!
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
Volunteer Boat Captains – an ongoing volunteer role to help our Riverkeeper get out on the river 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
Spring 2019 Riversweeps
Riversweeps are Saturdays, 9:00AM to 12:00PM unless otherwise stated
3rd Annual South Fork River Sweep (put on by Cramerton Community Committee) – March 30, 10AM
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.