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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. 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!

Ross preserve volunteer information meeting

Are you interested in building community and volunteering your time at a vast and dynamic nature preserve in southwest Michigan? Then join us for an exploratory meeting Thursday, June 4th, from 7:00-8:00p.m in the Edna Norris Classroom, at Sarett Nature Center. We will be discussing possible summer workdays at Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, the goals for volunteer conservation at the preserve, and building a pilot Volunteer Conservation Team. This team would meet on a regular basis throughout the summer months to participate in activities such as trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and native seed collection. If you have any interest in being a part of this team, want to hear more, or are simply interested in volunteering at the preserve, please attend this informal interest meeting!

Date/Time: June 4, from 7-8 p.m.

Sarett Nature Center (directions)
2300 Benton Center Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

For more information please contact Chloe Miller, Preserve Outreach Assistant, at or (517) 316-2206.

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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