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Volunteer for Rouge Rescue

Be A Part of Helping Your River Community!

You can be part of Rouge Rescue, no matter your ability level or interest. Explore the options below to find out how you best fit in.

Site Coordinator

The leader of a Rouge Rescue site
If you would like to be a site coordinator for Rouge Rescue 2019, please see our site coordinator checklist and complete our site registration form and subsequent supply request forms by March 29th. For more information, please see our Site Coordinator page or email Jackie

Assistant Site Coordinator

Aid a Site Coordinator with a Rouge Rescue site
Site coordinator may need help to pick up supplies, prep a work site, or fill out reports after the project is complete. At larger work sites, you may be asked to be a leader of a smaller group of volunteers for activities. It is important to get in contact with the site coordinator ahead of time.

Site Registration Aid

A smiling face to greet and help volunteers
Make sure that all volunteers sign in on the registration sheet and that they write clearly and legibly. It may also be your job to know where volunteers can get water, where nearby restrooms are, and where your site’s first aid kit is located. Coordinators may also ask you to help pass out supplies or t-shirts to volunteers. This does not exclude you from participating with other activities at the site if you so choose.

Site Photographer

Take photos at a Rouge Rescue site
We need pictures of our volunteers and their great work at a site that we can use later for our website, newsletters, reports, and advertising. We would like a variety of photos including before, during, and after site conditions, volunteers working, volunteers posing and smiling, and a group shot of all volunteers. A camera is not provided, so please come to site on time with your own.
Please contact Jackie after the event to share your photos.

Hands On Volunteer

Get hands on with improving the Rouge River
Be one of many volunteers at a growing number of sites to help restore the Rouge watershed in your community. Go to our Rouge Rescue Events page to find an event near you. Sturdy closed toe shoes are recommended.