Get Involved

Get Involved with River Relief


Volunteer at events!

Check out our upcoming cleanup events here. Each cleanup has its own webpage with information on signing up, what to expect, and more. After registering for yourself or your group, you will receive important event information via email once we get close to the cleanup date. These emails contain everything you need to know and what to bring so make sure to keep an eye out.

Due to the unique nature of our programs registration is required to participate. Volunteer sign-in typically begins 15-minutes before the program start and Missouri River Relief will be there rain or shine, with weather delays for severe weather. 

If you need community service hours, this is a great opportunity. Just ask for a community service sheet at sign-up the morning of the event.

Organize Your Friends, Family, Co-Workers and Youth Groups

The best way to get the biggest results is with energized groups. Get your fellow workers, scout groups or organizations to team up for a big show!

If you are bringing a youth group, students or a minor you are not the legal guardian of, then make sure to download and print our minor risk release form, get their guardian's signature and bring this form to the cleanup! 


Help with In-Kind Donations

Every event has food and supply needs to make it the best possible. Send us a message if you or your business can help with food or supply donations. We're always in need of clean-up tools, vehicles and more.


Employee Service Days

We love being able to connect an organization and its employees to the river and have created a variety of plans to accommodate almost any sized outing or event. We will work directly with representatives from your organization to create a custom employee service day on the river customized for your group’s needs.


Event Planning and Partnerships

It really helps to have partnering organizations on the ground in the cities we visit. If your organization is interested in helping with event preplanning or day-of implementation, let us know by email or at 573.443.0292. If you are interested in planning your own clean-up, we can help through advice or partnership. To brush up on what it takes to put on a river clean-up, check out our Big River Clean-up Manual.



Whether it’s our river cleanups that offer a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Missouri River or our experiential, place-based educational programs, you can help us continue connecting people to the Missouri River through direct support.   Learn about the different ways to give the gift of a donation here.  

Trash Tally from our latest cleanup

171 Bags Trash!!   


56 tires
1 refrigerator
2 chest freezers, one with rotten meat
1 message in a bottle from Rocheport, MO
2 propane tanks
5 plastic tubs
5 coolers
8 large chunks of styrofoam
3 5-gallon plastic buckets
2 55-gallon metal drums
1 55-gallon plastic barrel
Pool frame & ladder
2 trash cans
¾ of a bowling ball
Bed frame
BBQ grill
2 bird scooters
5 lawn chairs
Duck decoy
200-gallon steel fuel tank
Industrial concrete sprayer
Long metal cable
1 chemical sprayer
1 styrofoam pontoon floatation device