You can make a very real difference by contributing your time and talents to our organization. Because we are a very small operation, we believe in volunteer power!
Folks with diverse backgrounds and skills help us in many areas, especially with our river education and community outreach efforts. Activities can include hosting Riverkeeper information booths at festivals and community events, helping coordinate fundraisers, assisting with coastal clean-up activities and leading and/or assisting paddle guides with river trips, to name a few.
We can always use folks who have grant research and writing expertise to help us research and write grants to foundations. If you don’t have a lot time to devote and still want to contribute, we are always looking for folks to help us with more short term projects like office filing; organizing and folding mail-outs to our membership (most of these are electronic these days, but we have a giant end-of-the year member mail-out we need help with every year!), and keeping our store inventory well-organized.
At busier times of the year, we need general administrative office support and your help in greeting the many visitors who stop by our waterfront office in Apalachicola is ideal for those who live nearby.
For those looking for an internship placement, Apalachicola Riverkeeper is an ideal setting. A portion of our work is directed toward formally addressing poorly conceived, implemented, or enforced local land and water use policies and other issues related to environmental degradation throughout the basin. Interns can get first-hand experience analyzing proposed comprehensive plan amendments, development orders and ordinances and/or representing Apalachicola Riverkeeper at related State and local meetings. Riverkeeper (Dan Tonsmeire) is the preceptor for internships.
You may have your own ideas about how you can help, so give us a call or drop us a line and tell us what you would like to do to help!