Help save rivers and
NEW FOR 2015: Give a Day Saving Rivers with FOR & Get a
Day On River with FOR!
In 2015 we are offering all new volunteers the oportunity to get on river for free when you give a day volunteering with FOR. Check out th emany oportunities below email us with your interests and let us know you'd like to participate in the Give-A-Day & Get-A-Day program!
Friends of the River has many ways you can get involved and
volunteer. From data entry to helping mail thank you letters at the office at
one of our semi-monthly volunteer nights, from riverbank and on river cleanups
to tabling at events to help get the word out and enlist new volunteers! The
possibilities are endless….want to learn how to be a Whitewater River Guide and
teach your passion for rivers to others…or learn to become a Canoe Safety
Instructor and open the world of rivers to others or just join our on-river
programs as an on-shore volunteer or river docent. Friends of the River invites you to join our
community of friends, have a blast of a time, and make a meaningful difference
for the rivers you care about and the world you live in.
Day: Volunteer for the California Rivers Day and annual Capitol
River Awards on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in downtown Sacramento. We
are looking for between 50-60 volunteers for activities that start on Saturday,
May 9th with a family-fun paddle on the Lower American River. Here
is a listing of the volunteer teams and tasks FOR needs your help with and you
can sign up on our Eventbrite RSVP page. This year in addition to our traditional
evening event, FOR is hosting 20-plus local river groups from across the state
at the 1st annual California Rivers Day at the State Capitol. The day will involve a pancake
breakfast and paddle to the Capitol, a fair on the Capitol grounds with a noon
program and press event, meetings with legislative offices, and an evening reception.
Download a flyer with more event details here.
Table and enlist new friends for our rivers at fairs, film and music festivals,
or a local farmers market. FOR will train you how to table and set you up with
an experienced table to show you how easy it is to share your love of rivers
with others. We do in-person and call-in table trainings so you can be a confident and compeling advocate for rivers and FOR. Our next trainings are March 31st and April 2nd by phone and begin at 7pm. Email us to participate.
Events: Help is always
appreciated with registration, setup, cleanup, and even food prep and serving
at selected events.
Office: It is always busy at the FOR office in midtown Sacramento and we use help with data
entry, mailings, online postings, and much more. Email us if you have special office skills or experiance with desktop, publishing, Adobe Creative Suite
offers spring policy and outreach internships with our policy and outreach
staff as well as a summer legal internship program supervised by our Senior
Legal Counsel. See below for our current internship openings.
Program: Our new Canoe program can use on-shore help with equipment,
outings, and classes and you can learn to become a canoe instructor.
Program: Our 30+ year old rafting program can use assistance with our 3
summer BBQ’s outings on the South Fork American River as well as on-shore help
with equipment and other trips, and you can learn to become a river advocate
and whitewater guide.
If you are interested in learning more about any of the volunteer activities email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your
contact information and what you are interested in volunteering to do.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to YOU joining
our volunteer community!
It takes a lot of friends to save rivers – won’t you be a friend
of the river?
Legal Internship - Summer 2015 legal program - closed
FOR takes the lead in protecting California's rivers. In just one of our recent cases, we have been fighting to protect the trees that line the rivers and levees of the state. These trees and shrubs provide a significant share of the state's riparian habitat and need our protection from a misguided attempt by the federal government to clear-cut them all. The internship will work doing legal research, citing cases, and helping to prepare the legal team for motions, hearings and trial. Law school students preferred and multiple openings during the summer.
For more information on internship opportunties: Contact our Senior Legal Counsel, Bob Wright at
or 916-442-3155 ext 207.