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Connect with Nature

For The Nature Conservancy and our supporters, every day is Earth Day! In this spirit, we are sharing opportunities for you to connect with nature this month—and year round. 

View our list of Earth Month activities in Maryland and DC.

Are You Interested In...
  • Helping the environment?
  • Working with others who share your love of nature?
  • Contributing your time and skills to an organization you believe in?
  • Broadening your resume and life experiences? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we've got some great opportunities for you. Volunteers help The Nature Conservancy devote more of our funds to conservation, keeping our effectiveness high and our costs low. 

Click here for a full list of upcoming volunteer opportunities, outings, and events.

Getting Started
  1. Download and fill out the volunteer information form (pdf)
  2. Check out the Work Day FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions 
  3. Explore our current listings of volunteer opportunities
  4. Attend an outdoor workday. Don't be intimidated by our rough-and-ready descriptions. Unless otherwise noted, anyone in good condition can pitch in!


Meet some of our youngest volunteers! 

Our Wish List

If you have any of these items that you no longer use, please consider donating them to The Nature Conservancy! Contact Deborah Landau at

  • Dissecting microscope - If you have one that’s gathering dust, we can put it to good use for everything from identifying grasses to counting tree rings
  • Working GPS Units
  • Compasses
  • Digital Camera
  • Plant Press

Additional Volunteer Opportunities
Help Out at Events

Are you an outgoing person who has a passion for the environment? We're looking for volunteers to represent the Conservancy at local outreach events. Call Kate Arion at 301-897-8570 ext. 204, or send her an email at

Worldwide Office

For Worldwide Office volunteer opportunities in Arlington, VA, please contact Jeff Perlow at

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