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Community Scientist Volunteer Opportunities

Fish Migration

Count fish and survey nests to help learn about fish populations.

Invasive Plant Removal

Paddle with a purpose to pull invasive plants.

Tree Planting

Restore rivers, improve wildlife habitat, and stabilize river banks.


Water Monitoring

Water Quality Program Manager Ryan O'Donnell collects a water sample

Collect water samples that get tested for pollution, results posted online.

Source to Sea Cleanup

Get your feet wet and hands dirty for cleaner rivers, cleaning up tons of trash!


Volunteer FAQs

Yes. Our everyday activities can really add up. Everything we do in our watershed affects the health of our local water bodies. Learn what you can do to help keep our rivers clean and healthy.

Volunteer opportunities with CRC are always changing. Spring, summer and fall tend to be times when we’re more active outdoors and could use volunteer help. But contact us any time to see if there are projects (indoors or out) that could use a pair of helping hands. We’re always happy to hear from you!

A good first step is to contact your local river steward to see what they are working on and may need help with. You can also contact our main office in Greenfield, MA at

A few hours, a few days, a few months, a few years… Different volunteer opportunities require different amounts of time. We will do our best to work with you and whatever amount of time you have available to help your rivers.

Some volunteer opportunities may require training. Information about training will be provided to you as needed.

From a cub scout pack picking up trash for the Source to Sea Cleanup to retired volunteers collecting water samples. We work with people of all ages. We will do our best to work with your skills and abilities.

It feels good! You are putting your skills to work for a local nonprofit organization and, more importantly, for your rivers. You are making your community a better place. AND you are learning new skills and gaining experience that is a great addition to your resume.

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