Volunteer Sign-up
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Sierra Streams Institute (SSI). We are a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group based in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Nevada City, CA. We have an abundance of volunteer opportunities available--covering a wide variety of activities, experience levels, time commitments and physical demands. Please read through the volunteer options and mark all that match your interests and capabilities. No experience needed, training will be provided. After we review your sign up information, a SSI staff member will contact you to provide more information. We look forward to working with you!
Field-based Activities
Wildlife Monitoring
project dependent, opportunities include bird surveys, amphibian surveys, small mammal trapping, game camera trapping, etc.
Water Quality Monitoring
occurs in the morning one week per month Monday - Thursday
Benthic Macroinvertebrate (BMI) and Algae Collection
occurs June - October
Habitat Restoration
i.e. invasive plant removal, planting native species, watering plants, collecting native seeds, etc.
Phenology Monitoring
study of the timing of seasonal life cycle events in plants and animals
Other Opportunities
Macroinvertebrate Identification
(use microscopes to count and identify macroinvertebrates in the lab)
Water Chemistry Sample Processing
Education Program Support
(i.e. curriculum development, lesson support, be a guest speaker, create materials, etc.)
Fundraising and Outreach
Data Entry
Photography and Graphic Design
Special Talents or Interests
Do you have any particular interests or skills (i.e. GIS, IT skills, Data Analysis) that you would like to offer? If so, please list them here:
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