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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
Citizen Science Lamprey Project Site Map and Excel Sheet

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.



 
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South Slough Reserve is currently recruiting for three, High School internship positions.  Are you a high school student? Do you enjoy the outdoors?  Do you enjoy working with kids?   Or,  do you enjoy science and want to participate in a research project? Or, would you rather, gain communication and customer service skills in a nature-based setting? Stipend awards available, from $1,200-1,800. Apply to be an intern with the South Slough Reserve!

High School Science Monitoring Internship, apply here by May 18

High School Science Education Internship, apply here by May 27

High School Visitor Center Docent, apply here by May 27

Internships run from Mid-June-Mid July, contact Deborah with questions! Email : deborah.rudd@dsl.oregon.gov or call: 541.888.5558 ext. 158














Volunteers in the water doing eelgrass sampling

Resources: New Volunteers

Internship Application

Volunteer Application

Resources: Current Volunteers

Log volunteer hours

Contact

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

Deborah.Rudd@dsl.oregon.gov

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