Volunteer Opportunities

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.  

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Friends of Skagit Beaches was founded to support marine stewardship volunteers working in Skagit County to protect our shorelines and coastal waters, which continues to be the key focus of our nonprofit work.  We are a funding partner for the Coastal Volunteer Partnership at Padilla Bay (CVP) helping support the Volunteer Coordinator position for the program.  CVP volunteers support projects sponsored by our nonprofit, as well as an extensive list of other organizations who request volunteer help through the CVP program. 

Every year, the CVP program sponsors a training for volunteers, known as Salish Sea Stewards, with support from the Skagit Marine Resources Committee.  We encourage interested volunteers to contact the CVP Coordinator, Samantha Russell, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about participating as a volunteer with the Salish Sea Stewards program. There are a number of other volunteer opportunities that do not required participating in this training, such as working as a volunteer at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center. The CVP Coordinator can connect you with opportunities that reflect your interests.

FIlms with Friends 2 copyWe are always looking for new volunteers to support Friends' community education and outreach projects including the Winter Lecture Series, Films with Friends fall environmental film series, Trail Tales shoreline interpretive program, Fidalgo Shoreline Academy "day of learning for everyone", and the National Estuaries Day celebration. 

CVP volunteers are involved in a wide variety of activities including: 

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Project examples include activities such as:

  • Forage fish spawning surveys
  • Harbor porpoise sighting
  • Organizing and supporting events
  • Leading interpretive walks
  • Intertidal monitoring on the beachLotsEggsSmal54
  • Shoreline habitat restoration
  • Water quality sampling
  • Assisting with training and continuing education programs
  • Volunteering at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
  • Helping with Padilla Bay school programs
  • Storm surge monitoring
  • Beach seining and bird counts
  • Website and social media updates
  • . . . and many more!


For more information about volunteering with Friends contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about volunteering with the Coastal Volunteer Partnership contact Samantha Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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