On the Ground Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up for a field work volunteer opportunity with The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC.

Things to Know About Outdoor Projects and Work Days:
  • Don't be intimidated by our rough-and-ready descriptions! Unless otherwise noted, anyone in good condition can pitch in.
  • If you have no tools, don't worry; we have extras.
  • We can help arrange carpooling on request.
  • Workdays include an educational/fun walk to show how your work helps the site.
  • Don't despair if you can't make a weekday project.  Most of our projects are on weekends, so check back later.
  • If sign-up is low, we cancel or postpone. We usually make this decision 48 hours before the project, so if you are interested in a date, please sign up before the last minute!
  • Map numbers correspond to our online preserve map.
  • Email Kate Arion at if you are interested in one of our stewardship opportunities. Please specify the date of the project that interests you.  We will send directions & details.

Work Day Schedule  
Ready to volunteer? Sign up for one of our outdoor volunteer opportunities.

Work Day FAQs
Can I help even if I don't have any of the tools listed? What happens if the weather is bad? Find out the answers to Work Day FAQs
Weed Busters!
We conduct 6-10 weed control workdays throughout Maryland in a given growing season, and we hope that people on the Weed Busters list will be able to participate in 2 or more workdays per season. Email Kate Arion if you are interested. 

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The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

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