Volunteer Opportunities

I want to help out!

There are many opportunities to help out at the TRWA. Stop by this page often to see where you can plug yourself in and become part of the team of concerned citizens working to help protect and preserve the unique natural resources of the Taunton River Watershed.

Become a Member! Yes, just by simply becoming a member you can help support the TRWA. Numbers count! It gives us validity in our advocacy as we “speak for the river.” It gives us more workers when we clean river banks, do water quality testing, and fish counting.

Be Informed: Sign up for watershed news and email updates; Attend a monthly board meeting. Learn what’s going on and see where you can plug in!

Water Quality Monitoring Tester: We have a team of volunteers that regularly test 19 sites in the watershed for water quality the second Tuesday morning of each month, March through October. Samples must be collected and then driven to the Taunton Wastewater Treatment Plant by 8:30 a.m. in the morning. We train at the beginning of the new year (usually on the last Saturday morning in February). We currently need site testers for the Matfield, Salisbury Plain, and Sattucket Rivers in the Bridgewater/Brockton area and Nemasket River in Middleboro. There may also be opportunities to be an an on-call/”as-needed” fill in for when a regular tester cannot test a site. Email our office for more information and visit the monitoring tab on the website.

Nutrient Pollution Photographic Survey: We are looking for a few volunteers to photograph key areas along the Taunton River for nutrient pollution. We are hoping for photographs of the same area three or four times throughout the summer. Email our office for more information. We also ask our water quality monitors and TRWA members to snap a picture of algae blooms or river problems anytime and forward them to us.

Event helpers: We are hosting several events this upcoming year and could use a little help setting up, manning tables, cleaning up, launching boats, delivering lunch, striking camp, etc.

TRWA Overnight Paddle, June 10-11, 2017 Putting in at Oliver Mill Park, Middleborough, taking out at Camp Titicut, Bridgewater, taking out Weir Park, Taunton.

Angler Education Day, Dighton Rock State Park, July 16, 2017, Noon-3:00 p.m.

TRWA/Fall Foliage and MAS Archaeological Canoe Trip, October 2017, date to be announced

Photography: A picture is worth a thousand words, support the TRWA with your photography of the watershed. Help us spread the word about how beautiful the Taunton River Watershed really is or contribute shots of problem areas to help advocate for the river. Contact our office for more information or simply submit your work to our calendar photography contest.

Fundraising/Development & Event Coordinators: We are currently looking for help in the office with fundraising and development. If you’ve got some experience and would like to volunteer to help out, we’d love to hear from you.

Legal Support: We are looking for an attorney or local law firm that could volunteer legal support from time to time.

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