Volunteering & internships

Want to help us clean and improve an Austin-area creek? Click here.

Want to take part in the Lake Travis Cleanup, which happens every year in September? Click here.

If you’re looking for an impactful, on-going volunteer placement or a meaningful internship, you might be a great fit for our Mobile River or Redbud Field-Trip Programs. Volunteer teachers (“docents”) in the Redbud program deliver fun, informative lessons to students during field trips – all outside, on the natural grounds of LCRA’s Wilkerson Center for Colorado River Education in West Austin. Hands-on activities educate students about water science, groundwater, urban watersheds, water quality, river stewardship, 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.

No experience necessary! This is an opportunity for anyone who is passionate and enjoys interacting with young people. If you are bilingual in English/Spanish that is a definite plus! Our training and mentoring provide you with all the skills and materials that you need to become an excellent docent. Program hours: Tuesday – Friday during regular business hours, minimum 4-hour commitment once a month.
Apply here!

If you are interested in volunteering in another way, such as Board service, communications support, or graphic design and editing, send us an email, and let’s discuss it.

Donate now

Are you concerned about our river’s future? Supporting education and engagement programs is the best way to help ensure the long-term vitality of our state’s economic and environmental lifeblood, the Colorado River. Donate Here.

Join River Society

River Society members fund programs that teach students and community members the importance of the Texas Colorado River and empower them to protect and preserve it for future generations. Your gift ensures more students from underprivileged backgrounds are able to participate in a Redbud Field Trip or have our Mobile River visit teaching directly in their classrooms and at their campus.

With an annual pledge of $250 or more, River Society members help ensure the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River.

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Join Tributary League

Tributary League members make a huge impact on the future of our river. Our members give students – our future leaders and entrepreneurs – the opportunity to learn about their water resources through a Redbud field trip or a visit from the Mobile River. Our members also support and participate in important discussions about water issues, through programs like our Barstow Speaker Series.

With an annual pledge of $1,000 or more, Tributary League members help ensure the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River.

Click here to join.