Volunteer for MVCC
Please take a look at our Volunteer Methow page for all upcoming volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities Overview
There is an incredible range of “volunteer” activities that take place under the Citizens’ Council banner. The following list summarizes, in alphabetical order, the amazing work our volunteers are doing on behalf of the Methow Valley’s natural environment and rural character.
Please contact us if you are interested in helping with any of the listed activities, or if you would like to create your own unique category!
ADOPT-A-HWY CLEANUP: Leaders and volunteers who help us maintain our beautiful 2 miles of Hwy 20 outside of Winthrop.
ARTISTS: Photographers, musicians, and graphic designers who share their talent and creativity to brighten our website, publications and events.
BOARD MEMBERS: Past and present. Volunteers on steroids who shoulder the responsibility for steering MVCC’s ship.
BUSINESS OWNERS: Who donate coffee, organic produce, baked goods, and catering gear for meetings and events.
CATERERS: These are the skilled home gardeners, cooks, bakers and artistic food arrangers who power our potlucks and events with love.
DETECTIVES: Who hunt down critical information, from fact-checking rumors to requesting public documents, conducting historical research and processing and analyzing sometimes massive amounts of data to assist decision-making.
EDITORS: Spell-checking and fact-checking our website content, public comments, press releases, and newsletter articles.
EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS: Who help us develop and adapt strategies on a variety of issues from new developments to mining proposals and army helicopters.
EDUCATORS: Who bring friends and neighbors up to speed on issues that affect the community, and help new people get involved.
ISSUE LEADERS: People who agree to take responsibility for leading a group, and doing most of the heavy lifting on researching and developing positions and drafting comments on complex and long term issues like Comp Plan, Zoning, Shorelines, and ATVs.
LEGACY VOLUNTEERS: People who have supported MVCC through thick and thin – former board members, long time friends and others who have pitched in on multiple issues from Early Winters to PUD, and who bring continuity and strength to MVCC’s work on issues that span decades.
PAUL REVERES: The folks who get the word out to everyone who will listen, gather signatures, talk to the media, and aren’t afraid to be passionate.
RADIO HELPERS: KTRT in particular, for letting us hog air time with our complex calls to action. We also get volunteer help writing and editing radio spots.
TECH SUPPORT: Beloved geeks who make it possible for a bunch of Luddites to operate in the modern world, helping us with everything from GIS and mapping to website development, databases, e-marketing and computer maintenance.
WATCHDOGS: The growing network of people who keep an eye on the Legal Ads, ears to the ground for development proposals of all kinds, and an emerging effort to attend County Commissioner meetings and report back on what they learn.