Make a difference. Volunteer with CLWA.

The work of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association is driven by thousands of volunteer hours each year. We cannot succeed in our mission to preserve and protect Canandaigua Lake without the support of dedicated and talented volunteers like yourself.

Check out the current volunteer opportunities listed below, and consider getting more involved with us!

HELP WANTED!

Outreach Committee Members Needed!

If you care about the health of Canandaigua Lake and Watershed and recognize the critical role that plays in the quality of our own lives, consider joining our Outreach Committee!

CLWA Outreach Committee volunteers focus on educating the public about watershed and lake topics for the purpose of building a sense of responsibility and community toward lake stewardship.  To accomplish this, we host a variety of programming.  We offer Viewpoints lectures several times a year, workshops for hands-on learning, lead our Lake Friendly Living Campaign, and represent CLWA at community events.  

Volunteers meet once a month and help to:

  • seek guest speakers and plan programming 
  • assist with reviewing educational outreach materials
  • collaborate with other organizations to build relationships and form partnerships
  • play a large role in engaging community members in lake friendly living

We welcome any help and especially are looking for Lake Champions to promote Lake Friendly Living in your own neighborhoods. 

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Let us know how you’d like to help by filling out the below contact form. We will reach out as volunteer opportunities arise!

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SHORELINE HABS MONITORING

Volunteers perform weekly shoreline surveys to monitor for and report Harmful Algae Blooms.

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SECCHI DISK PROGRAM

Volunteers use their own boats to perform a weekly clarity reading and take a surface water temperature.

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COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

CLWA strives to educate watershed stakeholders using a variety of media. Do you have a passion for storytelling and effective communications? We need you!

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JOIN A COMMITTEE

CLWA programs are delivered by our committees: Membership, CommunicationsCitizen Science, Projects, Outreach, Government Relations, Education.

Learn More About our Committees

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SPECIAL PROJECT ASSISTANCE

Park cleanups, tree planting events, scouting for invasives, placement of signage, building projects. Our CLWA volunteers have always risen to the occasion!

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ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

CLWA can always use help with our mailings, assembling training packages, or help coordinating events. It’s rewarding, and FUN to connect with other lake-loving folks!

Become a Volunteer!