Web Development Volunteer Needed!

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Website Development Volunteer

Flexible schedule; remote or in-office

The Organization:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a diverse group of neighbors, property owners, businesses, environmental groups, recreation advocates, and government agencies who work to restore and enhance the 60 miles of waterways, wetlands, and slow moving channels known as the Columbia Slough. For over ten years, the Council has offered environmental education activities, workshops, paddling events, and restoration opportunities to the diverse populations of Portland, Gresham, and Fairview. The Council recognizes that human and ecological diversity is a fundamental strength of our community and is committed to engaging participants, volunteers, staff, partners, and council members who live, work, and play in the watershed.

Visit www.columbiaslough.org for information about the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Position Summary

The Web Development Volunteer will work closely with the Outreach and Events Director on maintaining and expanding the Council’s website (built on ExpressionEngine 3.4). They will assist Council staff in taking the new version of the website through to launch by incorporating feedback and running final testing, quality assurance, incorporating Spanish and other language material, and making improvements to the desktop/mobile user experience. This is a perfect position for students pursuing a career in web development and/or self-taught individuals seeking portfolio building opportunities!


  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices

  • Create website layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices

  • Possess basic familiarity with technology stack for ExpressionEngine 3.4 (Apache, PHP, and MySQL)

  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs

  • Stay current on emerging technologies/industry trends that are relevant to Council website

  • Cooperate with Outreach and Events Director and Council staff to match visual design intent


The contractor will assist with technical matters of the Council’s site on a voluntary basis.

Learning and Benefits:

  • Portfolio building opportunities

  • Gain familiarity with the workings of a successful watershed council and small non-profit organization

  • Community connection building opportunities

  • Be a part of enhancing the Columbia Slough Watershed


Send summary of experience or resume and a brief cover letter to:

karen.carrillo@columbiaslough.org or learn more by calling 503-281-1132


  • Website Programming
  • Website Project Management
  • Web Design

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing, dependent on volunteer capacity

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