Become a Creek Crew Leader

Training for Creek Crew Leaders IS BACK!

Our Creek Crew Leaders are a HUGE piece of our restoration work at Johnson Creek! We work with thousands of volunteers each year and with a small staff, we can’t function without the community support of volunteers like you to teach and lead in our restoration events! Creek Crew leaders guide small groups of volunteers for our native plantings, invasive species, and trash removal parties throughout the year. They are also a crucial element of our larger events such as our Watershed Wide Event (in March) and the Johnson Creek Clean-Up (in August).

JCWC’s Creek Crew expands our capacity for facilitating restoration events throughout the year – we can’t do it without you!

Perks of being a Creek Crew Leader

  • Leadership and hands-on restoration experience
  • Make friends from different backgrounds
  • Reference for applications to college, jobs, or scholarships
  • Gain familiarity with Pacific Northwest species
  • Get a sweet Johnson Creek Beanie!

During our one-day training we’ll cover managing the roster, safety talks, working with your volunteers, and demo tree planting. We’ll send you home with a manual and an awesome JCWC Creek Crew hat! Creek Crew Leaders help facilitate a minimum of four restoration events during the planting season.

Watch for our announcement in December each year!

**You must be 18 or older to be a Creek Crew Leader–but adult-kid teams are welcome–mother-son, father-daughter, mentor-mentee, etc.

Check out this great video from our 2018 Creek Crew Orientation! Thanks to our videography team Sam Friedman, Will Floor, and David Pickar for putting it together!

Background Check information for Creek Crew leaders

Although background checks are not required, they are recommended because they give us flexibility for working with our partners at Portland Parks and Recreation. If you have your background check filled out, you can help lead events that are at larger-scale restoration projects, and do more tasks. If not, you’ll be limited to a smaller number of projects you can work at. We will send you the appropriate paperwork, once you are accepted into the cohort.

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