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Volunteer With the Conservancy

Volunteers help The Nature Conservancy devote a major portion of its funds to land conservation, keeping our effectiveness high and our costs low. 

There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  Use the drop-down menu below to find a volunteer event near you.  


If no volunteer events are currently scheduled in your community, check back later this year! You can still connect with nature by exploring a preserve near you or giving back through an online donation. Finally, check out our ideas below for creating your own volunteer event. 

Volunteer in Your Community

Want to help nature in your town, but not sure where to start? Here are five things you can do in your own community to help the Earth.

  1. Organize a neighborhood tree planting party. Trees give us oxygen, provide wildlife habitat and brighten up the scenery.
  2. Gather co-workers after work to clean up trash along lakes and rivers. Reschedule that next happy hour and bring folks outside instead.
  3. Coordinate a free E-Recycling Day to properly dispose of e-waste. Work with your local government to plan an event where it's easy to get rid of old televisions, cell phones and computers.
  4. Start a community garden. Eating local, organic food nourishes our planet and our bodies.
  5. Volunteer at your favorite conservation organization like The Nature Conservancy. Be a part of something big when you join our community!

Be a Digital Volunteer

Can't find any volunteer events that are right for you? Here are some things you can do online.

Take a #NatureSelfie 

Don't forget to take a #NatureSelfie when you're connecting with nature! It's easy - here's how:

  1. While you're busy exploring and volunteering in nature, take a moment to stop and take a photo (make sure you're in the pic!)
  2. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or WeChat using hashtag #NatureSelfie. (If you can include the location in your photo caption or tweet, that would be great!) 

Need some ideas on where to take a #NatureSelfie? Check out our Explore page to find a Nature Conservancy preserve near you. 

Check out these slideshows of some of our past Connect With Nature events!

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Miami 2015
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Nevada 2015
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Atlanta 2014
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Las Vegas 2014

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