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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
  • 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. The Friends sponsor many activities each year to raise money for community education, trail development, and research about estuaries. The Friends maintain a book and gift store at the interpretive center and interpret South Slough’s ecology and natural features for visitors. Members of the Friends also assist by guiding trail walks, leading classes or hosting special events. New members are always welcome!

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.

The Reserve is currently recruiting for an Hybrid GIS/Water Quality Intern. Open until filled.   2019 GIS SWMP FALL Internship.docx2019 GIS SWMP FALL Internship.docx
Please apply here:
Internship Application
Questions? Contact Deborah Rudd, Reserve Public Involvement. 
541-888-5558 ext. 158,

We are currently requesting applications, cover letters and resumes for a SUMMER Education internship. To view the internship position description select the hyperlink below.  To apply please click on the Internship Application Link on this page, complete the form then submit an additional cover letter and resume to:  by June 12 for the Education internship. 
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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

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