Volunteer Leads

Take your volunteering to the next level!

Become part of a group of dedicated Columbia Springs volunteers! Volunteer Leads commit to 20 hours of service to Columbia Springs in one year in exchange for fun enrichment activities and training opportunities. Volunteers can choose to help out with the activities and tasks that are most meaningful to them in their pursuit of environmental stewardship. Leads receive recognition, prizes, and the opportunity to attend fun socials as part of this program. Anyone age 16 and over is welcome to join.

Want to learn more? Click here to read the Volunteer Lead Program Description, which includes photos of Leads in action in 2014!

Did you read the description? Liked what you saw? Fill out a Volunteer Application as your first step towards becoming a Lead!

Volunteer Lead Training 2015: February 7th! – Click here to view the training day agenda!

The Volunteer Lead Training uses presentations, guest speakers, activities, and tours to give you the tools you need to start being a Volunteer Lead. Topics include local flora and fauna, restoration, environmental education techniques, working with volunteers, public speaking, and leadership tips and techniques. Guest speakers include Columbia Springs Education Coordinator Jenna Kallestad, Master Composter/Recycler Program Coordinator Erik Horngren, and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Plankhouse Coordinator Sarah Hill. Training is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided. A special one hour training session for those interested in volunteering during school field trips at Columbia Springs will be from 3 – 4 p.m., when the main training concludes. Please dress appropriately to spend some time outside and some time indoors. Training attendees will receive a Volunteer Lead Handbook with information and resources. Training will take place in the SWIFT classroom which is inside the large, main, white hatchery building near the round fish ponds.

Questions? Please contact the Volunteer and Events Coordinator at (360) 882-0936 ext. 230 or send an email to volunteer@columbiasprings.org.


If you’ve completed a Volunteer Application, attended a training or met with the Volunteer and Events Coordinator, and have a Volunteer Lead Handbook, click here to take the Volunteer Lead Handbook Quiz!

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