Volunteer with Riverkeeper!

riverkeeper wqm volsAre you interested in joining a community of people who share your interests and care about the Columbia River?

We are always looking for folks who can spare some time and share their skills.

Send us an email at info@columbiariverkeeper.org and tell us about your interests.

 

Current Openings:

E.coli Technician Intern (Hood River)

Location: Hood River, OR

Job Type: Volunteer Internship

Job Purpose: Help promote healthy river contact and inform the public on safe places to swim. Riverkeeper is seeking a responsible volunteer to serve as our E.coli  technician intern from May-September (5-10 hours/month). You will become an expert in E.coli monitoring techniques and methods and will meet a network of volunteers and professionals working to protect the Columbia River.  Prior experience with E.coli monitoring is not required.  Attention to detail and ability to work independently is a must.

Position Description:

  • Maintain E.coli lab equipment in Hood River office
  • Collect and process weekly water samples from Columbia River sites
  • Follow a strict sample collection protocol
  • Manage database and data entry
  • Post up-to-date results on Riverkeeper’s Swim Guide app
  • Help coordinate teams of volunteers monitoring the river

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to swim and be cognizant of safety precautions when wading or boating in the river.
  • Must be able to work independently and with limited oversight.
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented regarding equipment, field protocols, and data entry.
  • Must have a passion for rivers.
  • Must be able to represent Riverkeeper in the friendly and professional manner.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Excel

Compensation: This is a volunteer position.  Compensation for travel is available. Experience gained through this position will greatly benefit persons looking to further a career in water resources.  Technicians will receive free entry to Riverkeeper sponsored events.

Application deadline: April 28, 2017

Schedule: May-September (5-10 hours/month).

How to apply: Send an email to Lorri Epstein Lorri@columbiariverkeeper.org. Please include the position title in the email subject line. The email should include a single pdf attachment that contains a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Please label your single pdf file in the following format: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. For example, SMITH, MARY.pdf.


E.coli Technician Intern (Portland)

Location: Portland, OR

Job Type: Volunteer Internship

Job Purpose: Help promote healthy river contact and inform the public on safe places to swim. Riverkeeper is seeking a responsible volunteer to serve as our E.coli technician intern from May-September (10-12 hours/month). You will become an expert in E.coli monitoring techniques and methods and will meet a network of volunteers and professionals working to protect the Columbia River.  Prior experience with E.coli monitoring is not required.  Attention to detail and ability to work independently is a must.

Position Description:

  • Collect water samples from Columbia River sites twice monthly to test for E.coli
  • Process samples is shared lab space in Portland, OR
  • Follow a strict sample collection and processing protocol
  • Manage database and data entry
  • File accurate and timely data report with Water Quality Assistant
  • Post up-to-date results on Riverkeeper’s Swim Guide app
  • Help coordinate teams of volunteers monitoring the river

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to swim and be cognizant of safety precautions when wading or boating in the river.
  • Must be able to work independently and with limited oversight.
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must be detail-oriented regarding equipment, field protocols, and data entry.
  • Must have a passion for rivers.
  • Must be able to represent Riverkeeper in the friendly and professional manner.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Excel

Compensation: This is a volunteer position.  Compensation for travel is available. Experience gained through this position will greatly benefit persons looking to further a career in water resources.  Technicians will receive free entry to Riverkeeper sponsored events.

Application deadline: April 28, 2017

Schedule: May-September (10-12 hours/month).

How to apply: Send an email to Lorri Epstein Lorri@columbiariverkeeper.org. Please include the position title in the email subject line. The email should include a single pdf attachment that contains a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references. Please label your single pdf file in the following format: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. For example, SMITH, MARY.pdf.