Volunteers Needed

The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership has many needs for volunteers throughout the year, mostly at our special events but also on our board and advisory committees as well as on citizen science teams. The annual Ridgway RiverFest in fact is supported by more than 40 volunteers who make the day a great success. Other events like our various educational school visits and field trips require just one or two volunteers.

Most volunteer assignments are just three to four hours. You can choose to volunteer one time a year, once a month, or more.

Here is a list of our top volunteer needs:

  • Ridgway RiverFest- participate on various committees to plan the event and/or pick a volunteer assignment on the day of the event to help set up, take down, interact with festival goers, or keep the day moving along.
  • Cleanups & volunteer work days- mornings cleaning up litter and helping in various ways to maintain the natural conditions in local parks around the Uncompahgre River.
  • Watershed education- share hydrology and watershed cycle information with students of all ages, through short articles, in classrooms, on field trips, and at annual events.
  • Watershed monitoring- help take water quality samples for specific projects or for a monthly monitoring program, or join our team who will monitor conditions in the Ironton Park area.
  • Other- find your niche within UWP, by letting us know what your skills and interests are. This is a good place to check if you are interested in helping with our Rocky Mountain Mining & Reclamation Conference and related activities or our Technical Committee that advises on restoration projects. Plus, we are in need of new board members each year.

Please email Tanya at tanya@uncompahgrewatershed.org to let us know about your interest in volunteering for UWP, and any questions or comments you may have.

You can also fill out our inquiry form on our Contact page. Thank you!