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Volunteer at the South Slough Reserve

The South Slough Reserve has a robust volunteer program, overseen by the Public Involvement Coordinator who works with community partners, Reserve staff and the Friends of Sough Slough to raise awareness of public involvement opportunities. 

There are many ways to volunteer with the Reserve:

  • Trail Guide
  • Visitor Services 
  • Program Publicity 
  • Education 
  • Field work
  • Citizen Science 
  • Clerical tasks
  • Trail maintenance
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Deborah Rudd, 541-888-5558, ext. 158.

Friends of South Slough (FOSS)

In 1988 a group of dedicated supporters formed the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Friends’ mission is to promote and assist the Reserve in its educational and research activities and to obtain grants and other funding to promote the South Slough and its programs.

South Slough Internships

The Friends of the South Slough sponsor the Reserve’s internship program, which is designed to help students gain job skills and work experience in the field of natural resources. The program offers a broad range of opportunities for university, community college and high school students, and for adults wishing to gain additional job skills and work experience. Internships opportunities exist for those interested in the sciences, research, education, stewardship, forestry, customer service, and more.

South Slough Reserve is currently recruiting for three summer internships! Ten weeks of hands-on experience with science professionals, $19/hour stipend, and housing. 

Hybrid Estuary Science & Education Intern. June 3-August 9, 2024. Apply by March 28

GIS/UAS Restoration Monitoring Intern. May 30-August 8. Apply by March 14. 

Restoration Intern. May 30-Aug. 8 (some flexibility). Apply by March 14.

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Volunteers in the water doing eelgrass sampling

Resources: New Volunteers

Internship Application

Volunteer Application

Resources: Current Volunteers

Log volunteer hours

Resources: RV Host
Volunteer Opportunity

RV Host Position Description.pdf

RV Host Application.pdf


Deborah Rudd
Public Involvement Coordinator
PO Box 5417, Charleston, OR 97420
Phone: 541-888-5558 Ext. 158

Rebecca Muse
Operations Manager
PO Box 5417, Charleston, OR 97420
Phone: 541-888-5558 Ext. 134