Volunteering keeps our assessments to a minimum. The more volunteers we have the less the operations of the park cost! Each volunteered hour is one less job a paid employee must complete. Below are some the volunteer opportunities available at Cascade River Park.
Each committee reports to a board member. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to get started. There are many ways to volunteer that do not require a long term commitment. Quarterly reports will be presented at Board meetings, as needed.
We are seeking new board members. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Cascade River Park Board of Directors changed the policy to allow for video meetings, currently via Zoom. This opens the positions of the board to a new and broader representation of the membership. Each board member is asked to participate in four quarterly meetings, the annual meeting and a number of working sessions. Having the names of people who are willing to step up if a current board member needs to make a change in their life i.e. career, birth, moving away, etc. is helpful. Hopefully, in the future at least one meeting will be held in person. Contact Richard McGuire, the chair of our nominating committee if interested.
Headed by long time member Richard McGuire, volunteers are needed before voting takes place at the annual meeting. These volunteers would recruit within the membership for nominations to the Board of Directors. They would also participate in gaining volunteers for the Park in general. Two of these positions are nominated by the Board and two are voted upon by the membership.
Currently Pam Robinson
Duties include, but not limited to: Helping with social events such as the annual meeting, acknowledging volunteer efforts, keeping track of volunteering hours and recruiting volunteers. You will work with and answer to the board of directors.
Buildings and Grounds:
Four people or more are needed, no construction experience needed, but would be helpful.
Duties include but not limited to: procuring estimates from contractors, comparing labor and material pricing, creating project plans, requesting volunteers and leading by example on projects. Most projects require permits and some will require engineering. You will work with and answer to the board of directors.
Six people needed. No previous accounting experience required.
Duties include but not limited to: gathering estimates for projects such as, water, bridge, office projects, to create a healthy and adequate budget to support the Park. You will work with and answer to the board of directors.
Currently Sarah Fierbaugh
Two people are needed, preferably current or previous plumbers or general contractors with experience in the plumbing codes or willing to research codes.
Duties include but not limited to: working with engineers, department of Health, Skagit county, department of Fish and Wildlife. You will work with and answer to the board of directors.
Beauty and Aesthetics:
Eight people needed, or more. No experience necessary. Gardening and landscaping experience helpful.
Duties include but not limited to: weeding, trimming, pruning, planting, watering, landscaping.
Currently Laura Lippmann
Duties include but not limited to: Keeping the community fire wise in accordance with the program qualifications.
Three to four people needed. No experience necessary.
Duties include but not limited to: setting up and taking down the BBQ, organizing the food, publicity, event planning.
Reserve Study Chair and Committee:
Three volunteers needed. No experience necessary, but grant writing experience and/or research experience a plus.
Duties include but not limited to: researching grants, working with the reserve study to create a long-term plan for care of the Park and making sure the reserve funds are fully funded for future projects.