Volunteer Opportunities

Your financial contribution directly supports our work along Milwaukee’s urban rivers and helps provide a natural place that everyone can enjoy.  When you become a River Ally, you help fund important work in the river valley which includes habitat restoration, volunteer recruitment and coordination to assist in our field work, strategic land purchases, and land management in the Milwaukee River Greenway.

FORB | Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity

Join our land management team in restoration activities along the Milwaukee River! Volunteers meet and work alongside other individuals passionate about the natural world and preserving its integrity.


Mondays:  2pm-4pm

Fridays:  1pm-4pm

1st and 2nd Saturdays February-November:  9am-12pm

*Please attend a required Volunteer Orientation Session prior to starting volunteer hours! Orientation sessions will be offered every 2nd Wednesday Feb. to Nov. at 5pm located at our office.

Email volunteer@riverrevitalizationfoundation.org or call 414-271-8000×2 to reserve your spot! 

RRF will provide the necessary tools, supplies and work gloves. Activities could include, but are not limited to: removing invasive species, establishing natives, watering, trail maintenance, processing seed, controlling erosion, and various other habitat restoration activities.

Where to Meet:  Each volunteer day begins at our office located at 2134 N. Riverboat Rd., Milwaukee 53212. Our office is a renovated single-story home complete with a green roof and solar panels!  Debriefing takes place inside – come on in and make yourself at home.

Clothing:  Please dress appropriately for the weather. The majority of our volunteer activities will be held outside. Wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. 

Volunteer Incentive:  FREE use of kayaks and canoes! For every 10 hours logged in a year, volunteers qualify for 3 opportunities to use our paddling equipment and boats. Offer is limited to the number of boats and staff members available. Volunteers must provide staff 48 hours notice to utilize boat incentive.

We can also accommodate larger groups (max of ~25) for your work, school/youth group, organization, etc.  Email volunteer@riverrevitalizationfoundation.org with any volunteer questions or for more information on how to schedule a group work day. 


April 13th

May 25th

July 3rd and 4th

Sept. 5th and 7th

Nov. 27th

Dec. 25th

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Please fill out the waiver below and then contact us at volunteer@riverrevitalizationfoundation.org, 414.271.8000, regarding the specifics of how to get your feet wet with us.

Many thanks to the following organizations and businesses that volunteered at RRF in 2016—Thank you!

Interested in helping our Field Crew maximize their efforts outdoors? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!  We remove thousands of pounds of invasive plants annually and plant thousands of native species in their place.  So as you can imagine, we need a lot of tools and supplies to make that happen.  Please contact our Stewardship Director,  Joanna Demas  at 414.271.8000 x 3, if you would like to donate any of the items on our wish list.

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