We rely on a big group of super friendly, talented, and helpful volunteers for many of our programs. There are many ways to volunteer your time and skills.  No training required for some activities; others offer training. Some activities are kid friendly too. Choose from the opportunities below.

First Step if You are New

Fill out our volunteer sign up form

Once you sign up, you will be on our volunteer email list and we will notify you when we need volunteers.

Volunteer Activities


Find the secret hiding places of aquatic insects and learn about many creatures that often go unseen.


Check out waterways in our watershed that you never knew existed.

    • Water Sampling: Collect water samples from stream sites twice per month, April through September.

This activity includes:

    • Flow Measurement: Periodically measure stream flow at stream sites, April through September.
    • Storm Runoff Sampling: Help set up and collect water samples before and after storms, April through September.


Go hiking in beautiful natural areas and tell us what you see.

  • Natural Area Field Assessments: Spring and summer.  Join volunteer teams to perform field assessments on the natural area (bioreserve) sites.
  • Plant ID experts needed: Spring and summer. If you are experienced in plant identification, we especially need your help on the field assessments!

Clean Ups:

Get instant gratification with quick results from clearing debris and trash.


Get the word out, have fun with kids, and chat with friendly folks.

  • k-12 we have stream-side and in-class activities
  • Street Fairs- help get the word out with us at street fairs and other public events


Keep our engines humming by pitching in at our fundraiser and in our office (treats are free and the people are nice)

    • SUDS on the the RIVER

Held annually in September, and featuring the micro-brews of the watershed and several favorite local restaurants, we always need help making this annual fundraiser happen.  Contact Stevi Kosloskey at 734-769-5123 x 613  or email.

    • Office support

We occasionally need help with data entry or other light clerical work.  If you are interested in volunteering in the office, please email Jason Frenzel (jfrenzel@hrwc.org).

Volunteer Waiver Form

HRWC asks all volunteers to fill out the this waiver before they participate.

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