I can’t volunteer right now. Is there still a way for me to make a difference? Yes. Our everyday activities can really add up. Everything we do in our watershed affects the health of our local water bodies. Here are some things you can do to help keep our rivers clean and healthy.
When are volunteer opportunities available? Volunteer opportunities with the Connecticut River Conservancy 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!
Who do I contact to volunteer? Contacting your local river steward to see what they are working on and may need help with is a good first step. You can also contact our main office in Greenfield, MA.
How much time do I need to commit? 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 our rivers.
Is training required to volunteer with CRC? Some volunteer opportunities may require training. Information about training will be provided to you as needed. You will also receive a volunteer handbook when you start volunteering with us. It provides CRC history and other useful information.
Who volunteers at CRC? 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 and abilities. We will do our best to work with your skills and abilities.
What are the benefits of volunteering with CRC? Because it feels good! You are putting your skills to work for a local nonprofit organization and, more importantly, for our 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.