Outreach Intern

Are you passionate about environmental conservation and water quality? Would you rather spend a summer on the river than at a desk? RiverLink is one of the leading protectors of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play. We are looking for an energetic and engaged intern to help us with river cleanups, volunteer outreach, and other stewardship activities.

Title: Volunteerism Intern

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Duration: May 20th – August 20th 2017 15-20 hours per week.

Location:  Asheville, NC

Type: Part-time unpaid (possibility for academic credit)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with volunteer management and logistics for river and stream cleanups.
  • Conduct tool maintenance and inventory before and after workdays.
  • Help lead invasive species removal on RiverLink’s land easements.
  • Perform volunteer and social media outreach for events and service days.
  • Attend networking events and RiverLink hosted events such as RiverMusic and volunteer appreciation events.
  • Work with community partners to increase service day capacity or provide volunteer incentives.
  • Coordinate at least 2 major volunteer service days.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to speak in front of large groups.
  • Superb written and communication skills.
  • Basic ability to paddle a canoe.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.
  • Working knowledge of watershed hydrology and invasive species. (preferred not required)

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Justin Young – Volunteer Coordinator | volunteer@riverlink.org   

Deadline: Open until filled

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May
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11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
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May 18 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm
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Jun
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5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
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Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Jul
7
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5:00 pm RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
RiverMusic @ Salvage Station
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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RiverMusic 2017 rocks on with the second of our concerts at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. Watch this space to find out who our bands will be! We’ll[...]
Jul
20
Thu
11:45 am RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
RiverLink Bus Tour @ RiverFront Bus Tour
Jul 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm
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Aug
26
Sat
12:00 pm RiverFest @ Salvage Station
RiverFest @ Salvage Station
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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