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Environmental Education Volunteers (Apply Here!)

Volunteer teachers or docents work to deliver fun, informative lessons to students during field trips – all outside on the natural grounds of the Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education in West Austin. Hands-on learning educate students about concepts including hydrology, groundwater, urban watersheds, water quality, water protection, and water conservation. Our volunteers include people from many walks of life – parents, grandparents, working people, retired people, stay-at-home moms and dads, college students, and more.

How can you become an Environmental Education Docent? No experience necessary! Our requirements are simple; all you need is interest, a love of nature, and learning! This is an opportunity for anyone from an occasional kayaker, college student, biologist or teacher, to share the importance of water it with others. Our training and mentoring programs provide you with all the skills and materials that you need to become an excellent docent.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday during regular business hours, 4 hour commitment once a month. [This opportunity is perfect for volunteers with time during the school day. No teaching experience or background in natural science is necessary. We provide all the training and observations you need!]


Environmental Action Volunteers

The Colorado River Alliance provides more than just an opportunity to teach future water stewards, get your hands dirty during one out environmental outreach events! Charity groups, corporate and social responsibility coordinators, schools, and university student organizations receive a fun, educational experience while making a difference to our environment and River:

Creek Cleanups:

(register on our VolunteerMatch website)

Regular cleanups work to remove litter from creeks that are part of the Texas Colorado River watershed. We make these events fun and educational, with volunteer prizes and occasional speakers!  We always find interesting wildlife and remove surprising objects that people throw away – everything from TVs to office chairs!

Creek Restoration Projects:

(register on our VolunteerMatch website)

These important projects help to restore natural vegetation along rivers and creeks.  We remove invasive plant species, and plant banks of native vegetation called “seed islands”, which promote increased biodiversity of plants and insects. Volunteers learn about riverside ecology, plant life, and habitat restoration! We have two locations: Auditorium Shores and E. Bouldin Creek at Gillis Park.


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