Stewardship Saturday Volunteer Leader



Start Date


End Date


Times of day


Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Various sites in North & Northeast Portland (our office address is listed below)
7040 Northeast 47th Avenue
United States


Assist Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Rec. staff in facilitating morning work parties in urban natural areas throughout the watershed. If you enjoy time in the outdoors and working with other people, this is a great opportunity for you! See more about the restoration program here.

The Position: Stewardship Saturday Volunteer Leaders

Your commitment:  We ask that you are available to assist from 8am - 1pm on the dates listed below:

January 19th - Columbia Children’s Arboretum

January 26th - Johnson Lake Property

March 3rd - Wilkes Creek Headwaters

Volunteer Interviews: All volunteers must complete an informal interview over the phone or in person.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with running Stewardship Saturdays by prepping tools and equipment and assisting with day of event logistics
  • As directed by staff, provide direction and supervision to event volunteers
  • Serve people of diverse backgrounds, ages and cultures
  • Practice inclusive, anti-oppressive community engagement and program design, particularly in communities of color
  • Actively engage in the event including planting native species, removing invasive plants, mulching etc.


  • Strong interest in urban natural area restoration and conservation
  • Strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills, dependable and punctual
  • Interested in local flora, fauna, and water quality issues
  • Able to take direction and initiative
  • Able to be cheerful in cold, wet outdoor conditions

Location and Transportation: Stewardship Saturday events take place  at a variety of locations across the watershed. Volunteers are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the event site  or may carpool with staff if arranged in advance. Sites are accessible by car, bus, and bike.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Experience and training in watershed restoration planning and implementation
  • Gain familiarity with the workings of a successful watershed council and small nonprofit
  • Opportunities to network with agencies and organizations throughout the watershed
  • Help create positive changes in the greater Portland metro area while developing skills and gaining work experience
  • Community connections

About Us:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council, a non-profit tax exempt organization, is a diverse group of stakeholders working to restore and enhance the 60 miles of waterways known as the Columbia Slough, located in Portland, Gresham, and Fairview. For more information you can visit our website at




  • Training Provided


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Send a brief (1-2 paragraph) letter of intent explaining your interest in this volunteer position to Kirk Fatland at or call (503) 281-1132. Please include your full name, email address and phone number.