Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways in which you can support The Watershed Center. We are always looking for people who want to make a difference by giving their time or talents. Below are a few of our upcoming volunteer opportunities. For more information or to discuss how you can be involved, contact Grand Traverse Baykeeper Heather Smith at hsmith@gtbay.org.

  • Adopt-A-Stream: Looking for a volunteer opportunity to do with others? This program is perfect for families, schools, neighborhood groups, office teams and takes a few hours twice a year.
  • Adopt-A-Beach: These events take place along Grand Traverse Bay’s beaches and involve removing trash and other debris.
    • Join The Watershed Center and BOB FM for an Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on Saturday, September 16 from 9-11am at Traverse City State Park.Help us celebrate the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. You’ll be one of the nearly one million volunteers cleaning beaches across the globe this September. We’ll bring all supplies. The event is free to join and will include lunch afterward, courtesy of BOB FM. Please register online hereRather clean up a beach on East Bay? Join FLOW at Bryant Park at 9am on September 16. 
  • General office tasks, including Kids Creek survey: We’re looking for volunteers with computer/office skills who can help with tasks such as data and survey entry, mailing preparations or simple organizing.
  • Swim for Grand Traverse Bay: Help out during our annual swim on Saturday, August 11, 2018 by serving as a swimmer support monitor, assisting with check-in and other event tasks.
  • Avian botulism: This new program is being developed and will help monitor specific areas along Grand Traverse Bay for evidence of a certain bacteria that may impact our waterfowl population.
  • Help out our tug boat, The Bay Monitor: We are looking for those with boating skills (or even a casual interest!) interested in occasionally helping with events or special projects involving the tug boat.
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