Friends Notes

Volunteer Opportunities

As most of you know, Friends is an all-volunteer organization and we depend on our Board and members to help us with the work we do in the community.  We are currently preparing for upcoming events you read about above and could use help.  Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities we have and if you have an interest in getting involved in supporting Friends with your time, we would certainly appreciate it.  If you can help with any of the activities below, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

National Estuaries Day – Discovery Passport: we need help pulling together information and getting our Discovery Passports updated, printed and assembled for the August 12th event that will be part of Fidalgo Bay Day.

National Estuaries Day – Passport Station:  we need a few volunteers to sign up for shifts to work at our information table and hand out passports and prizes and answer questions about the activity.

National Estuaries Day – Coloring Contest:  we need a few volunteers to sign up for shifts to help with the coloring contest table. 

National Estuaries Day Staging - Setup and takedown of tables and awnings and packing up activities supplies and materials.  Arrive at 9:30AM and help set up tables and a few stations, as well as distribute station flags and information to participating groups that will be hosting a passport station.

Trail Tales sign maintenance - Friends needs some volunteers to help with keeping our trail signs clean.  Weather, birds and bugs can take a toll on the signs and we could use a few volunteers willing to get out on the trail with water spray bottles, towels and toothbrushes to keep the signs in good shape for those stopping to read them on the trail.  If you walk or ride your bike on the trail, we’ll help equip you with a kit for sign cleaning.

Fidalgo Shoreline Academy - We are in the initial planning stage for this annual symposium/fundraiser for Friends of Skagit Beaches.  If you can help with the event planning or are willing to help at the day of the event, we are looking for you. 

Website and social media - Friends could use a few tech-savvy volunteers to help us keep our online presence update date and current.  If you’ve got the skills, we’ve got the work! 

Friends Board - In January, of each year we elect new board members interested in helping to manage and grow the Friends nonprofit.  If you have an interest in serving on our board, or just want to know more about it, please let us know and we’ll arrange to invite you to an upcoming meeting or setup a one on one meeting with you.

Lecture Series - The Friends annual Lecture Series is a very popular annual event we sponsor January through April.  The project team starts work in August to plan for the next lecture series.  We would like to recruit a few new volunteers to help with the planning, advertising, coffee service, and setup for the 2018 season.  Please let us know if you’d like to join this amazing project and get to know a bunch of incredible volunteers who make it so popular.

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