Volunteer Opportunities

DRBA has quite a few volunteer opportunities!


First of all, we would recommend signing-up for both our Volunteer Alerts (above) and E-newsletter.  We send our notifications about the most current volunteer opportunities through these communications which include workdays related to habitat restoration, trail, park or river access construction/building, and sponsored clean-up events.


We also have on-going volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups below. 

If you don't see an opportunity below that fits your needs, please send us a brief description of your interests, number of volunteers, and location. 

River Watch Volunteers

(Year-Round) We need to volunteers to walk along waterways and assess health and issues on a monthly basis. You can do it once, weekly or monthly. Here is the form to report your findings.

Clean Up Crew Volunteer

(Year-Round) Do it with a friend or help recruit a team/group or family members to clean up trails and waterways. All supplies provided. Learn more

Citizen Water Quality Monitor

(Year-Round) Learn how to test the quality of our local rivers and streams. Two-hour training is required and volunteers must be willing to commit to monitoring once a month for a full year. Email Krista Hodges or call 276-634-2592

Note: Citizen Water Quality Monitors are especially needed in the North Carolina counties of the Dan River watershed.

Art In Nature Auction Volunteer

(Year-Round) Help acquire art pieces for DRBA's annual Art in Nature Auction.  Email Tiffany Haworth for more information.

DRBA Presenters

(Year-Round) Do you have expert knowledge about the local wildlife, flowers or other environment-related topics you think children or adults need to know about? If you have a topic related to protecting and/or preserving our natural resources, you could become a DRBA presenter in local classrooms, companies, organizations and/or special events. Background check may be required. Email drba.nc@danriver.org or call 336-627-6270.

Volunteer Environmental Educator

Training is required and is provided a few times per year. If you have interest in providing environmental education programs for local schools, nonprofits and at festivals, please contact Krista Hodges

Trail, Park & River Access Mapping

(Year-Round) Provide a short description, address/GPS coordinates, points of interest, restrictions, length, type and pictures to be included in DRBA’s Interactive Map.  Check out the Interactive Map first and if you don’t see an outdoor asset listed that you know about, send us the information and we’ll make sure it gets included.

Other opportunities to make a difference! 

Become a Friend of DRBA and donate once or monthly to help protect and preserve our local natural and cultural resources

Take the Clean Water Pledge - it only takes a few minutes to show that you care about environmental protection.