Volunteer with Friends

We wouldn’t be here without volunteer support and community-driven action for the islands and Salish Sea! Volunteering is a great way to get your feet wet, learn more about the natural environment, and meet like-minded people who are passionate about taking action.

Explore current opportunities.

View a list of real-time needs and upcoming events needs in the volunteer portal.

  • You have a passion for the natural environment, wild places, agriculture and farmland, forests, and/or our Salish Sea marine environment. 
  • You love being outdoors and you also value the importance of thriving communities. 
  • Your work is rooted in science or steeped in education. 
  • Your work is focused on systemic change through policy and law. 
  • You are cognizant of the need to work with area governments and corporate actors. 
  • You are clear about the importance of our work for future generations and species. 
  • You are curious about innovative ways to tackle our most pressing environmental (and unique island) challenges. 

Examples of ongoing opportunities …


  • beach clean ups
  • event logistics
  • host an event—share your shoreline or property to Friendraise!
  • event photography
  • hang posters and flyers


  • attend local policy meetings to share your voice and be informed.
  • contribute pro bono expertise
  • serve on a program or board committee
  • issue-driven community and campaign outreach
  • attend and/or help facilitate rallies, parades, or protests
  • social media amplifiers and influencers


Field Work

  • invasive species surveys
  • forage fish site monitoring
  • plastic and trash surveys
  • shoreline and upland restoration work parties


Visit our online volunteer portal to sign up, email us at [email protected], or join our e-news list below for monthly updates.

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San Juan County is at the center of existing and proposed fossil fuel export projects. We have much to lose and nothing to gain. Our community needs to stay informed, get involved, and be part of the public process of understanding the approaching changes which will affect us all.

San Olson

member, Lopez Island