Join the Columbia Slough Paddle Team!


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


Multiple locations-Columbia Slough WatershedPORTLAND, OR 97218


Join our paddle team! Each year the Columbia Slough Watershed Council hosts dozens of educational paddling events that expose adults and children to the wonders of the Columbia Slough. We’re seeking paddlers who would like to volunteer to assist with our Evening Canoe paddles, Slough School kids’ paddles and our summer festivals - no experience necessary!

As a member of the Paddle Team you will be contributing to a growing program that strives to engage communities in Fairview, Gresham and Portland to learn about, enjoy, and assist with restoration efforts of their local watershed and natural areas.

Time commitment:
Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 5 programs over the paddle season (May through September).

Before serving, volunteers attend two orientation sessions:
Training Session 1: Thursday, April 13th, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Training Session 2: Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Visit our website, to learn more about the expectations and benefits of becoming a part of the 2017 Paddle Team Cohort.

Volunteer applications must be submitted by Monday April 10th, 2017.


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • People Skills
  • Water Recreation
  • Youth Services
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 programs over 5 months

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