Lead, partner and unify the community for the Appomattox and James Rivers
The Chesterfield WaterTrends Program is a citizen water quality monitoring program jointly coordinated by Friends of Chesterfield’s Riverfront and Chesterfield County Environmental Engineering. The Chesterfield WaterTrends Program provides training and support to help volunteers become citizen scientists in Chesterfield County. Volunteers participating in the Chesterfield WaterTrends Program receive training, supplies and a monitoring site. There is no cost to participate in the Chesterfield WaterTrends Program, but volunteers are asked to commit to one year of monitoring.
Field Trip & Program Leaders
Individuals interested in leading field trip in a public park, on your property or along the river should contact Friends at 796-1703 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends plans canoe trips, bird walks and hikes, bike tours and van tours to help members and the community gain familiarity and make a connection with the Appomattox and James Rivers. Volunteers and members are needed to lead and assist with these programs. Time Commitment: Varies depending on program or trip.
Assist with organizing a river cleanup. Volunteers and members are needed to work on organizational committees as well as attend cleanup events. Boaters and canoeists needed at various sites.
Volunteers are needed to work the Friends booth at various events. Free admission to the events is offered to volunteers who agree to work at least one hour. Event volunteers will be asked to distribute information about Friends. Orientation will be offered to all volunteers prior to a scheduled event. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per event. Examples of events include "The Parade of Lights" and "Henricus Publick Days."
Individuals willing and interested in receiving speaker training to conduct speaking engagements for Friends are encouraged to contact Friends at 796-1703 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Periodic speaker training to brief volunteer speakers about the Friends of Chesterfield’s Riverfront goals, objectives and projects will be planned. Time Commitment: Volunteer speakers who receive training are asked to speak on behalf of Friends three times during their first volunteer year.
Publicity & Marketing
Volunteers are needed to assist with the design and development of Friend's flyers, newsletters and Web site. Time commitment varies upon task.