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Volunteer in Michigan

Are you interested in:

  • 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 a major portion of its funds to land conservation, keeping our effectiveness high and our costs low. Email Michigan Volunteer for more information, or complete a volunteer profile form and return it either electronically or via snail mail.

Are you a student interested in internship opportunities? Watch a video about becoming a marketing intern at our Lansing office.

Be sure to visit our Field Trips and Events page for more information on what's happening in Michigan!

Volunteer Conservation Teams

Interested in volunteering on a regular basis throughout the field season? Then join one of our volunteer conservation teams! These groups meet once a month at their designated nature preserve to maintain trails, remove invasive species, and monitor plant and animal life. The current nature preserves with teams are: Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, Paw Paw Prairie Fen Preserve, Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow and Echo Lake Nature Preserve. Keep checking back as the spring field season begins for workdays and volunteer events! 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities at Ives Road Fen Preserve

Saturdays, April to November, 8:50am-1pm—Throughout the year, you will enjoy seeing butterflies and various bird species. In the spring months, we pull garlic mustard in the floodplain forest next to the River Raisin and enjoy the spring woodland wildflowers and some herptiles. During the summer months we cut and pile invasive buckthorn in the prairie fen while witnessing a progression of wildflowers, and, later in the season, the early fall bird migration. In fall, we cut honeysuckle in the upland area near the prairie and enjoy the fall colors and fall fruits. Workdays include cold drinks and fresh chocolate chip cookies. As a volunteer, you will get a chance to see parts of the preserve that most visitors never get to see. For details and more information, email us at  

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