There are many different ways to get involved with WEN, from financial support and outreach to volunteering. Community and University volunteers are the life blood of WEN, and have kept us going and inspired over the years! Time and energy from people like YOU has helped keep students outside at creek and communities engaged in the importance of our valuable water resources for the past 17 years.
WEN accepts volunteers year round. Volunteer positions vary in commitment and make up depending on volunteer time available and season. Don’t hesitate to call the office at, 406-541-9287 or shoot us an email to get involved today!
WEN offers a variety of service learning opportunities for students and community members of all ages. We work hard to find ways to find ways to incorporate our volunteer’s indivudal interests and creativity into their work. For students, we work with the University of Montana to ensure that students receive credit for all their hours and hard work with WEN, either as interns or volunteers.
Internships with WEN are dispersed among our many programs depending upon the interest of the student and the number of credit hours needed. An internship with WEN will often involve some field component, but can be focused a number of different ways. Some past projects and examples include: field program assistant, curriculum development, WEN Flagship program assistant, technology, community outreach, equipment and database management, grant development and more. We are open to your ideas! Please visit Griz eRecruiting or contact us for the most up to date list.
THE STREAM TEAM:
Stream Team is our community stream monitoring group, consisting of WEN-trained volunteers who independently monitor waterways throughout the Clark Fork watershed. Selected stream reaches typically repeat school monitoring field sites to ensure high quality data collection. It is a good option for those who prefer not to work with children, but would still like to get their feet wet in the creeks and rivers of western Montana.