You can help Ogeechee Riverkeeper in a number of ways, regardless of your expertise.
Adopt-A-Landing program aims to have each location ‘adopted’ by a dedicated crew who will make sure the litter is collected and disposed of properly. Volunteers choose a location to adopt, clean up the location at least once per month, and take before and after photos. Sign up by emailing Melanie Sparrow, outreach coordinator.
A social media ambassador will follow Ogeechee Riverkeeper accounts, share or comment on posts, participate in online campaigns or contests and tag ORK in relevant posts. An ambassador will also receive occasional emails, exclusive graphics, and digital assets, to help launch campaigns and spread the word. Sign up to become a social media ambassador.
An office assistant will help in the ORK office staff with various assignments including mailings, office organization, and other special projects. Preferred skills include basic computing, experience with Flickr photo software, strong written and verbal communication, interest in ORKs mission, and the ability to take initiative and work independently. * This position can be remote or by appointment, as needed. *
* This position is temporarily unavailable* Education assistants help ORK staff in educational settings, including classroom programs, Adopt-A-Stream workshops, and local festivals. These volunteers also assist in the development of educational materials to be utilized in ORK programs. Preferred skills include some experience as an educator, a solid base of knowledge concerning natural sciences and environmental issues, and a strong interest in ORKs mission and work.
Events volunteers help ORK run our many outreach and fundraising events. Responsibilities may include selling merchandise, running registration, serving food and beverages, selling raffle tickets, or set-up/clean-up. Volunteers do not have to pay for admission at the event they are working unless otherwise noted. Preferred skills include attention to details, strong initiative, and a deep enthusiasm for ORKs mission and work.
One-off event volunteers require no special training or experience; just a desire to help keep our water clean. One-off events include clean-ups (on water and on land) and storm drain stenciling. Contact us if you have a class, civic club, or religious group that is interested in organizing a private event.