A smiling volunteer cleaning up a stream in Raleigh.

Stormwater Volunteering

Jump To:

New Program! Opportunities Volunteer Registration Volunteer Highlights

Volunteer with us to help protect the planet! You can volunteer for a day or on a more long-term basis. Once you find the program that's right for you, we'll provide everything you need to get started.

New Program!

Wooten Meadows Green Stormwater Infrastructure

We launched a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Visual Monitoring pilot program to track how GSI projects grow and transform over time. Help us monitor GSI by using one of the phone stands to snap a photo, and then sharing it with us!


Learn more about each volunteer program to choose the one that works best with your schedule and interests. 

Program DescriptionAgeCommitmentRequirements
Storm Drain MarkingGlue “No Dumping” stickers on your neighborhood storm drains to remind others to never put harmful chemicals or other items into the drain.10 years or older with adult supervisionA few hours Must sign up two weeks in advance and submit data.
Stream CleanupsJoin us for a stream cleanup twice a year at different locations in Raleigh. Volunteers help remove thousands of pounds of trash from local streams.10 years or older with adult supervisionA few hours Register beforehand and wear safety gear (City provided).
Stream MonitoringLearn more about Raleigh's waterways and collect data on the overall health/quality of a stream 18 years or olderOne-year minimum with training workshopTake part in a workshop before volunteering; collect monthly water samples; collect aquatic insect samples in the fall or spring (optional); and submit data. 
Adopt a StreamChoose a stream to clean throughout the year. This helps us remove trash from streams and identify other sources of pollution.10 years or older with adult supervisionThree-year minimum Complete two stream cleanups and submit data

Volunteer Registration

Are you interested in a volunteer program? Fill out the volunteer registration form.

Please allow one business day to get a confirmation from staff after you submit the form. 

Note: Stream cleanup registration is separate / available when we have an event scheduled. 

Volunteer Highlights

Raleigh Stormwater has coordinated with organizations and individuals across the city to educate, promote, and protect water quality and healthy environments. Read more about our superstar volunteers that have achieved stormwater excellence!

Two volunteers standing near the streambank of Walnut Creek picking up trash.

Two volunteers carrying a mattress from a stream during a cleanup event. 

Storm Drain Marking

Bushy Branch Stream Monitoring Volunteers

Two volunteers cleaning up a stream in Laurel Hills Park. 

WSP USA Cleanup Volunteers

 Boy Scout Troop 214 Cleanup Volunteers

Wake County Audubon Society Cleanup Volunteers

WSP USA Cleanup Volunteers

Pigeon House Branch Monitoring Volunteers

Related Events

  All events