Columbia Springs

Volunteering

  

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About 500 volunteers support our programs every year! You can either join us for a volunteer event, such as Stewardship Saturday, or become one of our committed volunteers that help with prolonged site maintenance, leading volunteer crews, education programs, events, and more!

Our public service events are perfect for people who want to spend a couple of hours working outside at the Columbia Springs 100-acre natural area. These drop-in events greatly increase our ability to maintain our site and continue to host field trips, festivals, and the general public. Each event will be slightly different, as the needs of our site change throughout the year. Projects typically include planting native plants, removing invasive species, trail maintenance, and improving the accessibility and safety of the site. Columbia Springs will provide snacks, tools, gloves, training, and trained volunteer group leaders. Signing up ahead of time to participate in a stewardship event is required. Groups are welcome, please let us know how many will be in your group. 

Volunteer Requirements: Children must be at least 7 years old to participate. Children ages 7-15 are welcome to volunteer with their parent or guardian. Teens ages 16 and 17 can volunteer independently with their parent or guardian’s signed permission, please fill out this liability waiver. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, and dress in outdoor/work-appropriate clothing.

View Our Full Stewardship Saturday Schedule!

At Columbia Springs

Volunteer Roles

We count on dedicated volunteers to provide support and leadership throughout the year. These volunteer positions are excellent ways to gain skills and experience. Each position has different roles and expectations, please read through to see if it is a good fit for you.

If you’re ready to volunteer or want more information please complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form.

Stewardships

Stewardship Events

Join us at a stewardship event.  Events are currently postponed at this time.

Crew Leader

Facilitate event set up, project coordination, and lead groups of volunteers at our public and private service events. Read the position description.

Park Steward

Maintain our 100-acre natural area by working on trails, construction projects, removing invasive species, and more. Read the position description.

Group Services

Schedule a Group Service Event for your company or organization. Learn more about this opportunity. You can view available dates here. Consider other ways your company can give, here.

Education

Education Assistant

Support field trips at our 100-acre park for elementary classes. Read the position description.

 

SITC Assistant

Support the Salmon in the Classroom program.  Read the position description.

Guided Walks

Lead tours and guided walks for park visitors. Read the position description.

Interpretive Activity Host

Engage park visitors through interpretive displays and activities at our Family Nature Days and special events. Read the position description.

Outreach

Visitor Center Host

Welcome visitors, answer questions, and oversee the center. Read the position description.

Outreach Events

Share our mission and programs with the community at outreach events. All volunteers have the opportunity to join us as ambassadors at community events.

Special Events

Support our large festivals and events in a volunteer role, such as checking in participants, leading an activity, or planning logistics.

Repair Clark County

Support these community events where participants can have their damaged or broken items repaired for free. You can join us a Fixer or in Event Management.

Youth Roles

Youth Volunteer Ideas

Are you wondering how to volunteer with your child? Check out this document for ideas or contact us with any questions.

Youth Service Projects

Coordinate your own service project to fulfill your school, college, or Eagle Scout requirements. Learn more about Eagle Scout Projects.

Internships

Join our team as an intern! We have one current opening for a Communication Intern! Read the position description here. Interested? Fill our volunteer inquiry form to begin the application process and learn more.

Want to learn more

Interested in volunteering with us?

Please fill out the volunteer inquiry form. We will contact you shortly to schedule a phone call to discuss your interests. All dedicated volunteers are required to meet with their staff supervisor and fill out a Background Check Authorization Form, Liability and Media Release, and Code of Conduct. As a volunteer, you will receive a handbook, brief orientation, shadow current volunteers, and will be invited to attend ongoing training. 

Columbia Springs is lucky to have you!

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