Volunteer Opportunities


Stewardship Workdays

The Nature Conservancy was built on the dedication of our members and volunteers. Today we still rely on the support of those who are interested in helping the environment and working with others who share their passion for nature. By contributing your time and skills, you will be making a huge difference on the natural communities we've vowed to protect and preserve.

Spring 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Kankakee Sands, Newton County
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Central Time
Transplanting the final seedlings at Kankakee Sands greenhouse
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. Contact Alyssa Nyberg or call (219) 866-1706 for more information.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Rabbit Hash Trail, Harrison County
Begin at 9 a.m. Eastern Time
Trail Maintenance
For more details and to RSVP contact Cassie Hauswald or call (812) 737-2087.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Fall Creek Gorge, Warren County
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Garlic Mustard Pull
RSVPs are required for this workday. Please email Stuart Orr or call (574) 780-2059 to RSVP.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Kankakee Sands, Newton County
9 a.m. – noon Central Time
Planting day at Kankakee Sands nursery
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. Contact Alyssa Nyberg or call (219) 866-1706 for more information. 

Want to see what our volunteer days have to offer? Read about a recent trip to Cedar Bluffs to remove invasive garlic mustard!


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Kankakee Sands Workdays
The Kankakee Sands Restoration Project in Newton County could use your help! From driving tractors to transplanting plants in their greenhouse, there are a number of volunteer opportunities at this amazing prairie restoration and preserve that will put your much-needed skills to great use. 

Volunteer Positions at Kankakee Sands

Butterfly Monitors Needed May-September
Butterflies are a key indicator of the health of our prized, remnant ecosystems, like the globally rare dune and swale ecosystem, found in northern Lake County, Indiana, in the Tolleston Strand Plain. To help track butterfly populations in various remnant natural areas, the Southern Lake Michigan Rim Project Office is annually in need of monitors from May through September to weekly collect data on the same route. No experience is required but you will need to attend one of the annual training events. If you would like to learn more, listen to John Henry Drake, Regional Ecologist at the Indiana Chapter, on a replay of an internet radio interview conducted in January 2013. For more information or to sign up, contact John Henry Drake.

Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in how The Nature Conservancy in Indiana works? These 2013 internship positions in both the philanthropy and stewardship areas could be just what you're looking for. Interns will have the opportunity to visit select Conservancy nature preserves and to interact with a variety of staff, including administrative, land acquisition, and conservation staff.

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