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Take Action for Southern Resident Killer Whales

It takes all kinds of people and organizations to save endangered species and restore their habitats.

NOAA Fisheries and many community organizations work to clean up beaches, restore river habitats, and plant native species to help conserve Southern Residents, their habitat, and their prey.

By volunteering with community groups and making small changes in your daily life, you can help make our community stronger and our environment healthier. Below are some organizations that offer volunteering opportunities that ultimately help the Southern Residents.



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Friends of the Los Angeles River

Friends’ volunteers can participate in the annual Great Los Angeles River Cleanup, act as ambassadors for the River, and lead community education programs.

Volunteering opportunities


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Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF)

SRF promotes restoration, stewardship, and recovery of California native salmon, steelhead and trout populations through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Volunteering opportunities


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Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)

SPAWN protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive.

Volunteering opportunities


Surfrider Foundation

The Foundation has opportunities for volunteers to participate in local beach cleanups, staff fundraisers, and conduct breakwater studies.

Volunteering opportunities



TreePeople inspires and helps people come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes.

Volunteering opportunities


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Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees welcomes volunteers all year and offers many different volunteer positions from planning to planting to pruning.

Volunteering opportunities


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Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Aquarium offers volunteering opportunities for many different ages and abilities at the aquarium and educational campaigns for schools and communities.

Volunteering opportunities



SOLVE brings together volunteers for cleaning up illegal dumps, planting native trees, removing invasive plants, and other environmental projects.

Volunteering opportunities


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Willamette Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper provides great opportunities to volunteer your time to learn more about the river, contribute to programs, and become involved in river issues.

Volunteering opportunities


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World Salmon Council

The Council’s Salmon Watch program brings students outdoors to witness wild salmon spawning and learn about Pacific Northwest ecology. The program needs volunteer educators and chaperones.

Volunteering opportunities


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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

Volunteers with the Association help recover salmon by engaging the community in restoration, education, and stewardship.

Volunteering opportunities


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Orca Conservancy

The Conservancy collaborates with research institutions and environmental groups to address critical issues facing wild orcas.

Volunteering opportunities


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Puget Soundkeeper

Puget Soundkeeper offers volunteer positions for many different ages and skill sets—ranging from water quality monitoring to kayak and boat patrols.

Volunteering opportunities


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Seattle Aquarium

The Aquarium offers many volunteering opportunities including the Youth Ocean Advocates, Beach Naturalist, and Cedar River Salmon Journey programs.

Volunteering opportunities


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Whale Scout

Whale Scout volunteers work in Puget Sound to help the public watch whales from shore and encourage locals to volunteer at habitat restoration events.

Volunteering opportunities



For additional opportunities visit websites such as VolunteerMatch, Create the Good, and the Corporation for National and Community Service or contact your local NOAA outreach specialist.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on May 13, 2019