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People Make A Difference

Nature wins when you offer your helping hands. To all of our volunteers: Thank you!

Interested in Volunteering? 

Our chapter has a long to-do list for the spring and summer months. We could use your help planting trees, removing garlic mustard and pulling up water chestnuts. Please consider signing up for some of the work days below.

Tree Planting Work Days:

Thank you to all of our tree planting volunteers this spring. We planted thousands of trees to restore floodplains throughout Vermont.

Trail Work Days: Join us in getting the trails ready for the busy summer season. No experience required, just an interest in working hard in a beautiful place.

Tuesday, June 30th: LaPlatte River Marsh, Shelburne

Thursday, July 2nd: Williams Woods, Charlotte

Thursday, July 9th: LaPlatte River Marsh, Shelburne

Thursday, July 23rd: White River Ledges, Sharon/Pomfret

All trail work days are from 9:30AM-2:30PM. Contact us to learn more: or call 802 229 4425 x111

Water Chestnut Removal Work Days: Southern Lake Champlain Valley in Addison and Rutland Counties

Pull for Nature! We are looking for volunteers to pull water chestnut on most business days (M-F) from June 26th through August 26th

Volunteers hand-pull floating water chestnut plants by hand from canoes. Sites are easily reachable by canoes, and most sites don’t require much paddling to access. Though not particularly strenuous, work is performed outdoors in weather that can be often hot and sunny. Workdays are also occasionally subject to wind, rain, biting insects, and other outdoor elements.

The Conservancy supplies all the canoes, paddles, and life jackets. Workday leaders (TNC staff) will work to keep groups safe and motivated as well as provide training and support in identification of water chestnut plants.

We ask that volunteers sign up a few days in advance to participate. Please email or call 802 884 8165


1. Need to be comfortable paddling and sitting in/ working from canoes or kayaks for approximately 3-4 hours.
2. Ability to work as part of a team.
3. Must be able to provide own transportation to site.
4. Must bring clothing appropriate for work that is often wet and somewhat muddy.
5. Need to bring lunch and drinking water.
6. Workdays typically last from 9:30 – 3 PM, including travel to site from meeting location




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Volunteers form the backbone of many projects here at the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Whether your skills lean toward the outdoor, trail working set, or toward office and computer work, we welcome an opportunity to talk with you about volunteering. 

The stewardship team uses volunteers for an array of projects, such as invasive plant removal, trail work, boundary marking, and volunteer preserve stewardship.

We also have volunteers doing photography, graphic arts, event coordination, data entry, general office work, or any number of data gathering & entering projects as they arise.

In order to receive announcements regarding volunteer opportunities in your area please fill out a Volunteer Interest Form and email our Volunteer Coordinator and Field Assistant in your area. 

Contact Us

Chapter Office
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
27 State Street, Suite 4
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Phone: (802) 229-4425(802) 229-4425 x111
Fax: (802) 229-1347 

Southern Vermont Office
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
348 Bentley Avenue
Poultney, Vermont 05764
Phone: (802) 884-8165(802) 884-8165 x24
Fax: (802) 884-8126

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