Volunteer

Volunteering

Do your students need a field project? Would your community group like to set up a recurring service project at one of our preserves? The North Carolina Chapter needs volunteers of all ages and abilities to help with our conservation work around the state through one-time opportunities and ongoing projects.

Durham
Opportunities include performing general office work or assisting our communications, government relations, philanthropy and conservation staff. If you have a specific talent to share, let us know! Contact Neal Cheek at ncheek@tnc.org or (919) 794-4371.

Sandhills
For information about wiregrass seed collecting and other opportunities in the Sandhills, contact Gretchen Coll at gcoll@tnc.org or (910) 246-0300. 

Northeast
The Nags Head Woods office periodically has work days to help with our oyster reef restoration work and other projects. Volunteers are needed to bag oyster shells, build oyster mats and oyster reef as well as plant marsh and upland plant habitat. If you are interested in getting involved with this or any other opportunity, please call our office at (252) 441-2525.

Southern Blue Ridge
Our Asheville office has spring and summer volunteer work days, which include activities like trail maintenance and invasive species removal. For information on volunteering, email mtns_volunteers@tnc.org.

Southeast Coastal Plain
For information about volunteering, contact Zach West at zwest@tnc.org or (910) 395-5000.  


Prescribed Fire Burn Crew

TNC has training for our burn crews once a year in the fall. Space is limited for these trainings. Volunteers for prescribed burns must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a fitness test, in addition to undertaking classroom and hands-on training in use of the equipment, proper procedures and techniques. The actual amount of participation thereafter varies. Most of our controlled burning takes place in the Sandhills and Southeast Coastal Plain.

Contact: Maura High, mhigh@tnc.org or (919) 794-4377


Interested in an internship?

Find information on summer internships for high school students as well as diversity internships for college students on our Careers page.

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