Volunteer at Columbia Springs

Get outside. Get involved. Volunteer your time!

If you enjoy working outdoors, connecting with your community, or inspiring children, Columbia Springs is the place for you! Volunteers are essential to the success of every Columbia Springs program and event, as well as the continued restoration of our 100-acre natural area. We have a wide variety of opportunities available and many unique programs to get involved with that cover an extensive range of skills, interests, and expertise.

If you know which opportunity or opportunities interest you and would like to begin volunteering, we invite you to complete our online Volunteer Application.

If you aren’t quite sure which opportunity is for you or would like more information, contact Volunteer and Events Coordinator Kaley McLachlan at volunteer@columbiasprings.org or 360-882-0936 ext. 230. 

Volunteer Opportunities at Columbia Springs

Volunteer Leads

Volunteer Leads are the key to success for Columbia Springs’ restoration and community outreach efforts. With an annual leadership training day and regular enrichment activities, becoming a Volunteer Lead is a great way to learn or further develop communication, restoration, and leadership skills. Learn more.

Stewardship Saturdays

Join us for our longest running community service day where all volunteers are welcome! Help with projects that maintain our hatchery, education, and recreation facilities. Stewardship Saturdays in 2015 are in March, May, June, July, August, and November. Learn more.

Special Event Volunteers

Columbia Springs host a number of special events each year to engage the community in environmental education. Each event would not be possible without the help of dozens of volunteers. Learn more.

Student School Projects

Calling all high school students interested in or passionate about the environment! Columbia Springs offers students opportunities to complete their school service learning projects (such as Senior Projects) through experiences in restoration, education, fish rearing, and much more. Learn more.

Scout Projects

Whether working towards a Merit Badge or looking to complete an Eagle Scout or Gold Award, Columbia Springs warmly welcomes partnership opportunities with local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Learn more.

Group Projects

If your company, church group, club, team, or school group would like to volunteer together, look no farther than Columbia Springs! Learn more.

Environmental Education Internships and Volunteers

Outdoor, experiential education is a field blossoming with new ways to ignite curiosity and inspire wonder in children of all ages. Consider gaining experience in this incredible career field through an Environmental Education Internship at Columbia Springs. Learn more.

Restoration Internships

Coordinating and facilitating restoration projects for the community is a powerful and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Restoration Interns are given ample opportunity to develop and refine leadership, project management, and facilitation skills. Learn more.

Hatchery Volunteers

The Vancouver Trout Hatchery has been operating since 1938, producing hundreds of thousand rainbow, brown, and steelhead trout each year. Out hatchery staff are eager to pass on the joy of fish rearing to new generations through volunteer opportunities and internships. Learn more.

For questions about volunteering with Columbia Springs, please call 360-882-0936 ext. 230 or email at volunteer@columbiasprings.org.

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12208 SE Evergreen Hwy
Vancouver, WA 98683

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