Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to help keep Lake Tahoe clean, pristine, and litter free?

Our Tahoe-based SNAP members have assembled our Clean in a SNAP Tahoe Blue Crew to help clean up around the Jewel of the Sierra. The first cleanup is scheduled for March 1 from 10-11 am, and we invite you to join us!

Every volunteer must sign a waiver, which can be completed online for your convenience. Select the crew name “Clean in a SNAP” from the drop-down menu when filling it out. Find the waiver here.

The clean-up will occur at Spooner Summit Snow Play Area, at the intersection of highways 28 and 50 in Nevada. This is a popular sled hill where trash is often left behind.

What to bring: Gloves, water bottle, litter picker, sturdy shoes, and warm layers. Cleanup supplies will be available to use for those who need them.

Help keep Lake Tahoe Blue

The unofficial sled hill at Spooner Summit near Lake Tahoe is an annual hotbed of winter-time pollution. During the winter of 2020-21, approximately 3,000 pounds of trash were removed – almost 2,000 pounds of which was collected by a dedicated Tahoe Blue Crew. Based on those shocking numbers, The League to Save Lake Tahoe knew something needed to change. Last winter, 2021-22, the League paid to place a dumpster and two portable restrooms at the site from January 15 to April 7, 2022. During that time, Tahoe Blue Crews only collected 126 pounds of trash, and the dumpster intercepted 2,000 pounds of would-be litter (read more here). The League has funded the dumpster and portable restrooms again this year and plans to host an outreach day in February or March.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is seeking a native Spanish speaker who is passionate about the environmental health and sustainability of the Lake Tahoe Basin to join 2-3 staff members at a Litter Outreach Booth at Spooner Summit. Responsibilities include engaging visitors at the Spooner Sled Hill, promoting solutions to reduce litter in the Tahoe basin, and providing information on our litter programs to Spanish speakers. Volunteer or paid options are available.

If interested, please contact the Community Engagement Team at events@keeptahoeblue.org.

SYRCL is looking for dedicated, environmentally driven volunteers to help monitor the water quality in the Yuba Watershed

Sout Yuba River Citizens League has recruited volunteers for the past 22 years to monitor what has grown to 37 water quality sites across the Yuba watershed. The vast amount of water quality data collected has been crucial in protection and restoration efforts. If you want to learn more about why SYRCL monitors, read the River Monitoring Plan.

If you are interested in being an intrepid citizen scientist River Monitors, you will need to attend an orientationat the SYRCL Office at 5:30 pm on Thursday February 23, 2023 AND a mandatory field training at Bridgeport from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Saturday, March 4, 2023.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Internship Opportunities

Environmental Justice Council Intern – Environmental Defense Fund

The intern will support each of the Council’s working groups in their priorities for 2023: Building Knowledge, Deepening Awareness, and Strengthening Accountability. Key deliverables include working with Council members to integrate an EJ 101 training into onboarding materials for new staff, formalizing infrastructure for staff to solicit feedback from EDF’s EJ experts through the Peer-to-Peer Advising process, and supporting the organization’s second annual EJ landscape assessment.

Key Responsibilities

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research and gather information on relevant topics such as EJ history, EJ principles and frameworks, and racial inequities in the environmental sector and how these can inform and be integrated into various avenues of work (onboarding, resource sharing, etc.).
  • Support in creating the framework to launch a database compiling/tracking relationships with community-based organizations and local frontline groups.
  • Synthesize and provide relevant information for use by the Council and on behalf of them (e.g. answer specific questions identified by the Council, aid decision making, etc.).
  • Maintain a shared document and resource management system for the Council.
  • Generate communication products for internal use such as memos, fact sheets, presentations, and some Insider pages/posts.
  • Manage small projects based on priorities as assigned by the Council co-chairs and Council steering committee.
  • Participate in advancing EDF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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