Volunteer Options


Stream Team: Stream Team is our community stream monitoring group, consisting of WEN-trained volunteers who monitor waterways throughout the Clark Fork watershed. Volunteers gain experience monitoring CFS, bank full, bedload assessments, pH, DO, conductivity, riparian plant assessment, and macro invertebrate assessment. This 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. Volunteer every Sunday or come as your schedule allows! Volunteers working with Stream Team are required to attend a volunteer training.

School Programs: Gain experience working with local students by helping to lead WEN’s school programming. Lead a station helping students collect and identify macroinvertebrates or explore where drinking water comes from in the classroom with WEN’s groundwater model. WEN works with K-12 classes both in the field and in the classroom. Field trips occur in the spring and fall during school hours. Volunteers working with School Programs are required to attend a volunteer training.

Office/Gear Assistance: Volunteer in the office with a variety of tasks such as writing blog posts or maintaining gear. No training required. Contact WEN to get involved!

Photographer: Help document WEN’s programming to keep our website and marketing materials up to date. Photograph school programs, Stream Team, and other WEN events. No training required. Contact WEN to get involved!

Are you a student at the University of Montana? Volunteer with WEN to fulfill a service learning requirement or to earn internship credit. WEN offers services and opportunities to undergraduate students and graduate students alike. We work hard to find ways to incorporate our volunteer’s individual interests and creativity into their work. Please note that volunteer training will not count towards service learning hours.

Get updates on our volunteer opportunities by signing up for our eWeekly Update or check out our email archiveYou can also view volunteer opportunities on our calendar.