Do you want to make a difference and have fun doing it? Contribute your time and talents to The Nature Conservancy! Volunteers help with a variety of projects from planting trees to answering phones, and a whole lot in between.
How do I get started?
- Check out our current opportunities below;
- If you see something that looks good please fill out the form below expressing your interest.
- If you’re curious about volunteer opportunities but not ready to commit, you can sign up for one of our monthly new volunteer orientations or request that I add you to my email list, and I will keep you posted as new opportunities become available.
Assignments throughout Washington
Love to record nature? Have some experience with DSLR's and Videography? We're looking for a talented videographer to help us record our work and showcase the beauty of nature in Washington!
Assignments throughout Washington
The Nature Conservancy in Washington is looking for enthusiastic photographers to photographs volunteer and staff events, our preserves, wildlife, recreation, food and travel for use on social media, digital media and print publications. Volunteer photographers will be given an orientation including specific brand guidelines and store assignments. Volunteers will be expected to process and submit photos by assigned due dates, and agree to release photos to The Nature Conservancy along with proper photo credit. This is a great opportunity for photographers to expand their portfolios, see amazing and remote places in Washington, and share their love of the outdoors. There is also potential for their work to be featured online and in our print magazine and be seen by an international audience.
Help to warmly welcome the newest members to The Nature Conservancy with a simple, brief, introductory phone call, handwritten note, and/or email. The intentions are only to welcome them to the organization, answer any initial questions that they may have, learn why they joined, provide them with opportunities to get actively involved in the great work we do right here in Washington, and give them an actual human contact point if they have any follow up questions. There is no expectation to talk about contributions or finances, only to make them feel welcome and appreciated. The time commitment is one 4-5 hour shift per month, which will take place in the evening in our downtown Seattle office.
Greater Seattle area
Late February – October, weekends
If you enjoy meeting new people and spending time outdoors, we need you! Help us spread the word about the work we are doing in Washington, and reach out to potential members and volunteers to help them figure out how they too can get involved in conservation. We are looking for a team of people who are avid conservation conversationalists and who can represent The Nature Conservancy in a professional manner at community events across the state.
February - October 2017, shifts variable, 20-30 hours per month
based out of Cle Elum, WA
The Nature Conservancy in Washington is looking for an Outreach Team Leader who will be based out of the Cle Elum office. This volunteer will be responsible for organizing outreach volunteers, developing educational activities, maintaining supplies, facilitating set up for outreach events, and assisting with scheduling these events. We would like someone who is outgoing and good with working with people and possesses strong communication skills, creativity and knowledge of conservation and our work. It is very important that volunteers interested in this position commit to volunteering from February through October 2017 with a variable schedule. Valid WA Driver’s license required.
For more information, and to express interest in this role, please email email@example.com
SPECIAL SKILLS OPPORTUNITIES
The Eastern Washington Stewardship Leader will take an active role in the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy’s eastern Washington preserves, by monitoring/reporting on the activities and condition of TNC-owned properties, developing appropriate actions steps to address management needs, and working with other volunteers to resolve any issues or accomplish designated stewardship tasks. Leaders will also serve as unofficial ambassadors in the local community, help build relationships with community members, other conservation groups, agencies, and assist with recruiting local volunteers. Stewardship Leaders will work with local Program Managers to ensure stewardship needs (i.e. identify property needs, trash control, fence repairs, weed treatment, community outreach), are met and will work with TNC’s Volunteer Coordinator to organize volunteer work days as necessary.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and express interest in this role.
The Nature Conservancy in Washington is looking for a hardworking, dedicated individual(s) to assist management efforts with one of our larger conservation challenges in eastern Washington. The Eastern Washington Invasives Team Leader works closely with the Program Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, and other TNC staff to determine and implement annual weed control objectives for our eastern Washington Preserves. Through training provided by TNC, the Team Leader will help organize, train and supervise a core group of volunteers to mitigate impacts of invasive weeds on our shrub-steppe projects. Additionally, the Team Leader will increase their knowledge of shrub-steppe conservation and the Conservancy, enabling them to serve as an unofficial ambassador to the community.
Email email@example.com for more information and to express interest in this role.
Every Tuesday and one Saturday a month
Join other volunteers in restoring the South Sound prairies. Pull invasive plants, help with seed cleaning and other tasks as needed, depending on the season and current projects underway. New faces always welcome! Work days are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on one Saturday each month.
For directions, date confirmation and more information on prairie work days, contact Audrey Lamb of Center for Natural Lands Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Volunteer Orientations
New Volunteer Orientations occur each month on the third Thursday in our Seattle office from noon-1pm. Please complete the form below if you would like to attend and I will send you a confirmation with more details.
Note: there will be no group orientations held in November or December. If you would like to get started volunteering in these months we can schedule a brief phone call with you to discuss our current needs and opportunities.