City of Ridgefield waterfront


Want to help out your community?

Volunteering with the City is a great place to start!

Volunteering is essential to creating a safer, more welcoming community. It gives an opportunity for you to get to know others and feel like you’re making a difference. Ridgefield can accommodate all kinds of helpers with any type of abilities and whether you are looking for long term volunteering or just a day, you are always welcome to join our volunteers.

Ready to make a difference?

The City of Ridgefield has many volunteer opportunities including helping at events, outdoor duties, community service and more!

All City of Ridgefield volunteers must have a completed and signed Volunteer Registration on file  – click here to complete registration and waiver. Registered volunteers will be emailed when new opportunities are scheduled, registration only needs to be completed ONCE.

City Volunteer opportunities will be listed below and emailed to our Volunteers email distribution list. To join the distribution list, complete volunteer registration. Volunteer registration only needs to be completed once per individual.

Volunteer Events

June First Saturday: Big Paddle – Saturday, June 4

The Ridgefield Big Paddle commemorates the designation of the Lewis River to Vancouver Lake Water Trail each year on National Trails Day with guided paddles on Lake River, live music, vendors, and more. 

We are currently seeking volunteers for multiple stations at Big Paddle at the Ridgefield Waterfront. The details and shifts are below.

Volunteer Jobs/Shifts:

  • Kayak Check: We are offering a Kayak Check Station so folks can safely leave their kayak/canoe/paddle board while they enjoy the waterfront activities. Volunteers will man the kayak check station and assist with transporting kayaks when needed.
    • Shift: 12pm-2pm
  • Trolley Monitor: The Port of Ridgefield will be operating a free passenger trolley to help bring our guests between our two event spaces – the waterfront and Overlook Park! Trolley monitor volunteers will sit on the trolley during their shift and help ensure riders remain seated and ride safely.
    • Shift 1: 10am-11am
    • Shift 2: 11am-12pm
    • Shift 3: 12pm-1pm
    • Shift 4: 1pm-2pm
  • Registration Table: Big Paddle is a popular event and all participants in organized guided paddles must be registered before hand. We are seeking a few volunteers to assist with check in and registrations in the morning to keep the line moving swiftly.
    • Shift: 8am-10am

If you are interested in volunteering at Big Paddle, please email Megan DeMoss with which job and shift you would like to sign up for at

For Other Volunteer Opportunities Please Contact:

American Legion, Post 44

Council for the Homeless
2500 Main Street, Vancouver

Ridgefield Family Resource Center- RFRC
510 Pioneer Street 

Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library

Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
21814 NW 11th Avenue, Ridgefield
Ridgefield Neighbors

Ridgefield Art Association

Ridgefield Lions Club

Ridgefield Main Street

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