volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to get involved, share your passion for the river, and help protect our local environment.

Volunteers helped start the Eno River Association and they continue to contribute a significant portion of the skills, time and effort.

Fill out our online interest form to add your name to our roster of volunteers!

Click here to become an Eno Volunteer

 

Volunteer Roles Available:

 

Board & Committee Positions

We believe the leadership of the Association should reflect our full community of members, users, and neighbors. We seek applicants for our Board of Directors for election by our members at our December annual meeting.

As a hard-working Board of Directors, many of its sub-committees are seeking additional volunteers.

  • Education & Outreach
  • Eno Calendar
  • Festival
  • Fundraising
  • Land Use & Advocacy

Email association@enoriver.org for descriptions of each committee or more information.

 

Environmental Education Volunteers

We present dozens of programs to adults and youth each year thanks to the dedicated volunteers who deliver and support our programs. Join our team of educators, facilitators, and citizen scientists by signing up as an Education volunteer. Enthusiasm required; special knowledge about local flora, fauna, history, geology, or related topics a plus.

Programs include: 

  • Field Trips & In-School programming with the Public Schools
  • Summer Camps
  • EEEK at Festival for the Eno

If you’re interested in teaching a specific program or topic, please reach out to education@enoriver.org with your ideas!

 

Events & Outreach Volunteers

We need folks to represent the Eno at community events like Earth Day, Centerfest, street fairs, or our own Eno Events. If you like a festive atmosphere and love meeting new people, this could be the job for you. Responsibilities include answering basic questions, distributing information about the Association, or supporting a hands-on activity.

 

Festival for the Eno Volunteers

For many, volunteering at Festival for the Eno has become an Independence Day tradition. We need volunteers both in the office and on site before, during, and after the event. Activities range from taking tickets, pouring drinks, and recycling to running errands, answering the phone, and doing data entry. You can also learn more about opportunities with this year’s Festival for the Eno at www.enofest.org/volunteer-2021.

 

Hike Leaders/Sweeps

Join our team of Eno hiking enthusiasts who are sharing their skills and knowledge about the Eno while out on the trail.

  • Winter Hike Leaders & Sweeps
  • Spring Wildflower Hike Leaders & Sweeps

Hike leaders are needed to lead one or two Sunday afternoon hikes from New Year’s Day through May. Sweeps support the leaders by keeping an eye on participants throughout the hike. 

Enthusiasm required; special knowledge about local flora, fauna, history, geology, or related topics a plus. Volunteers must attend a brief training which covers what to say at the beginning of each hike, how to manage a group on the trail, and basic safety.

 

Land Use & Advocacy Committee

At our core, the Eno River Association is a grassroots organization that advocates for responsible development and our environment. This committee helps monitor incoming development projects and legislation and advises on and executes communication & action plans for advocacy projects, mobilizing advocacy staff, board, volunteers.

 

Stewardship and Trail Maintenance Volunteers

The Eno River Association maintains 7,500 acres of conserved land, miles of trails, and several public parks. We rely on volunteers and corporate partners to join us for workdays or by adopting a trail. Volunteers help build trails, remove invasive species, plant trees, and clean up newly acquired properties.

Trail Steward & Corporate Adopt-a-Trail opportunities are available and require a once-a-month commitment to hike a designated trail, conduct basic maintenance (like clear water bars and pick up trash), and report serious issues to staff. A brief training is required.

To schedule a corporate or private group volunteer workday, contact stewardship@enoriver.org.

 

Other Volunteer Needs

As a small nonprofit with a big mission, we can always use the help! Some areas where we’ve needed volunteers in the past include:

  • Photographers / Videographers
  • Summer student internships (18+)
  • Office / Clerical
  • Eno Archives organization, & record-keeping
  • Eno Store distribution & inventorying
  • Bookkeeping & Database Administration
  • Fundraising
  • IT / Technology
  • Marketing / Social Media

Email us at association@enoriver.org if you have questions or need more information on these volunteer options.

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