There are many ways to get involved in helping the Conservancy fulfill its mission in Nevada. In addition to volunteer events focused on restoration and conservation work – what we like to call “hands-in-dirt” projects – we are also always looking for and open to other types of volunteering you may be interested in.
Examples of this would include but are certainly not limited to:
- Photography of preserves and/or work taking place.
- In-office help with filing, clerical, and general staff support work.
- Specialized support of staff such as GIS mapping, monitoring of research projects, etc.
- Helping with community outreach & volunteer events, acting as a docent at a preserve, or leading tours.
The Conservancy will provide all the tools, but think about bringing:
- Work gloves
- Solid, sturdy shoes.
- Sunscreen and/or sun hat
- Water and a small snack
- Lots of energy!
Also, you can download and print a volunteer waiver form to fill out in order to participate.
Please note that minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
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The Nature Conservancy’s partnership with Patagonia, Inc. extends beyond working with sheep ranchers in South America who provide wool for Patagonia’s outdoor clothing. Here in Nevada, volunteers from the Patagonia Reno Distribution Center have put in more than 350 hours restoring wetland areas at McCarran Ranch Preserve on the Truckee River.
Featured Volunteer: Ben Smith
Read about Ben, a college student who came to the Conservancy’s Independence Lake Preserve to volunteer for a week to help with data collection for our ongoing scientific research and ended up staying the whole summer. Learn more.
Sign up by filling out our volunteer form and be the first to know about our upcoming volunteer days, or check back to this page for additional information on upcoming opportunities.
For More Information
Contact Martin Swinehart
Volunteer Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Nevada
Thank You 2012-2013 Volunteers!
A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out in 2012 and have been doing such great work in 2013! With your help we are able to make great strides forward in the conservation and restoration work being done at the Eglington Preserve, the McCarran Ranch Preserve, the Independence Lake Preserve, and the River Fork Ranch Preserve. Over the summer months, we will have volunteer events along the Truckee River and also up at Independence Lake but, due to the heat, limited outdoor opportunities available in southern Nevada