Join us in the Watershed
Thank you for your interest in getting involved with RiverLink! If you are an individual seeking to volunteer with us, please visit our Individual Volunteer page below to check out our upcoming public volunteer days and see other ways you can support our work. We would love to have you and appreciate your help improving our watershed.
For businesses, organizations, and adult groups interested in volunteering, please visit our Groups Volunteer page below to learn more about our opportunities. Thank you in advance for considering a sponsored outing. You will be assisting RiverLink in our commitment to improve the economic and environmental vitality of the French Broad River watershed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of activities can volunteers help with?
Most of our volunteer service activities are based around maintaining public access lands and stormwater features. This often includes invasive plant removal, trash cleanup, and occasionally some planting or live staking.
Do I need to have any experience to volunteer?
Not at all, there are plenty of opportunities to help out if you’re new to this sort of work. Our staff will make sure that you have all of the tools and knowledge you need to have a safe, fun, and impactful volunteer experience.
What should volunteers bring to service days?
RiverLink will provide all tools and equipment, extra gloves, refill water, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Volunteers should come prepared with a reusable water bottle and wear appropriate outdoor clothing and closed toe shoes.
Can I get all my service hours with RiverLink?
Most likely not, we don’t always have the most consistent volunteer opportunities and don’t often have daily/weekly volunteer needs. We recommend using volunteer hours with us to supplement service you do with other organizations like food banks, animal shelters, homeless shelters, or other environmental groups.