Volunteer Opportunities


Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day

The Annual River Cleanup Day, held every year on the third Saturday in September, has mobilized the community to keep the Yuba watershed clean and beautiful for generations. Join the over 800 volunteers who every year dedicate their Saturday for the benefit of the Yuba. Register to volunteer NOW!

waterauditWater Audits Docent

SYRCL’s River Education team is seeking docents to work in the classroom, helping students and teachers audit their school’s water usage and develop an action plan for water conservation.  Activities include scientific experiments all about water!  Water Audits are a great volunteer opportunity that allow you to work with kids, helping to make a difference in the classroom and in your community! Read more


With the assistance and leadership from volunteers, SYRCL is actively engaged in lower Yuba restoration, meadow restoration and invasive species removal.  Read more

meghan-ambassadorRiver Ambassadors

SYRCL has recruited a cadre of dedicated Yuba defenders.  River Ambassadors  innovatively address excessive trash, broken glass, and trails littered with dog waste by speaking one-on-one with visitors to encourage collective stewardship of the Yuba River. Read more

j_nuffer_rm_3-12-11River Monitoring

Do you love the Yuba and would like to be outdoors on a monthly basis to relay water quality information to SYRCL? We will give you all the tools to collect accredited scientific data. Training is required to participate in the River Monitoring program.  Since 2000, SYRCL has been sending out 80-100 volunteers monthly to conduct water quality testing at over 40 sites throughout the Yuba watershed.  Training occurs in March. Read more


Salmon Tour Naturalist

Every fall, Chinook salmon swim from the Pacific Ocean to their birthplace in the Lower Yuba River to spawn the next generation of salmon.  The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Environmental Travel Companions (ETC) are looking for new volunteer rafting guides to bring students and members of the public to see this spectacle of nature. Read more.

volunteer eventAt Events

SYRCL promotes its mission by a collective of community awareness and education events, watershed stewardship opportunities, and membership fundraising events which all help to protect the Yuba River watershed. We’d love for you to get involved by attending or volunteering. Go to our calendar of events to get updated information about each event.

office volunteersIn Office

Assist SYRCL staff with mailings, data entry, research, film library, events and special projects. We love to have volunteers every afternoon.

phonebankPhone Banking

You love the Yuba River and the South Yuba River Citizens League – now, you can share your passion with the community. Volunteer as a caller for a SYRCL phone bank and support our ongoing efforts to keep the Yuba clean, healthy, and safe for everyone. SYRCL seeks volunteers who enjoy talking on the phone to call SYRCL members whose memberships have expired and ask them to renew. Volunteers will improve their communication, fundraising, and public relations skills.

Flo-info-boothCommunity Outreach

The SYRCL outreach team seeks outgoing and friendly volunteers who want to represent SYRCL at farmers markets, fairs, and other fun community events.  With your help, we can get the word out about our programs and advocacy efforts, keep the public updated on the state of the watershed and inspire others to get involved too.  Training is flexible and can be conducted at your convenience.