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Volunteer Opportunities, Field Trips and Events

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Check this space often for updated listings of events and volunteer opportunities.  And if you haven’t already, be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on Chapter happenings and share your involvement with friends.

Become a Volunteer Preserve Visitation Committee Member or Island Steward.  Help us monitor and maintain preserves throughout the state and at the Virginia Coast Reserve.  Learn how!

Lead a nature walk.  Experienced volunteer naturalists needed for seasonal hikes.  Hit the trails!

Ongoing Special Events

  • Oyster Castle Assembly

    Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
    8231 Beach Road
    Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

    Volunteers will meet at the Refuge Visitor Center parking lot.
    May 05, 2016 - May 18, 2016

      The Nature Conservancy is in need of strong volunteers to help build functional oyster habitat at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. ASSATEAGUE BAY The maximum number for each day is 18. Thur, 5/5: meet at 11:30 a.m, 15 volunteers neededFri, 5/6: meet at... Learn more

  • General Garden Work

    The Nature Conservancy
    490 Westfield Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    April 06, 2016 - May 31, 2016

    The Charlottesville office is in need of a few garden workers to perform springtime “sprucing up.” Projects include cutting back shrubs and perennials and weeding throughout the spring growing season. We are ideally looking for volunteers who are availab... Learn more

  • Bird Sign Installers

    Virginia Coast Reserve
    Eastern Shore, VA
    April 15, 2016 - May 15, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy is seeking volunteers to post signs on Virginia Coast Reserve barrier islands which notify visitors about important bird nesting and resting areas. Commitment: One day minimum. This is physical work requiring the ability to ride in a boat to t... Learn more

  • Seagrass Restoration

    Eastern Shore near Oyster, VA
    May 15, 2016 - June 11, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy, along with several partners in the Seaside Seagrass Community Restoration Program, is once again gearing up for the largest seagrass restoration project in the world! We are looking for 100 volunteer snorkelers and water lovers to collect ... Learn more

Special Events

  • Astronomy Night at Brownsville Preserve

    Brownsville Preserve
    Nassawadox, VA
    May 06, 2016

    Join us for our first Astronomy Night at Brownsville Preserve!  There will be a lot to see, including the peak of the Aquarids meteor shower and a visible Jupiter.  Stargazing will be guided by amateur astronomer Buck Daughty and we will have two telescope... Learn more

  • Chestnut Orchard Weeding: Fortune’s Cove Preserve

    Fortune's Cove Preserve
    May 26, 2016 - May 27, 2016

    The Nature Conservancy is looking for 5-7 volunteers to help with chestnut orchard maintenance and weeding on either Thursday, May 26 or Friday, May 27. We will be picking the date the most volunteers can help. Carpooling is available from Charlottesville. The Con... Learn more

  • BioBlitz Volunteers

    Brownsville Preserve
    Nassawadox, VA
    May 05, 2016

    Our Virginia Coast Reserve Program is looking for several volunteers to help with a 7th grade BioBlitz at Brownsville Preserve.  If you love interacting with nature and students- this is sure to be a fun day! Volunteers are needed for field identification of l... Learn more

  • Clean the Bay Day

    Various Locations
    June 04, 2016

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and local partners including The Nature Conservancy, Rivanna Chapter Master Naturalists, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, and City of Charlottesville invite you to help save the Bay by picking up shoreline, waterway, and watershed litter d... Learn more

  • Explore the Outdoors

    Huguenot Park
    10901 Robious Road
    Chesterfield, VA
    May 01, 2016

    Join The Nature Conservancy for a free day of hands-on fun exploring science and nature! Stop by The Nature Conservancy's booth and explore our shorebird activity table.  From April through early September, thousands of birds nest on the beaches of Virginia&rs... Learn more

  • Kayak Shelter Construction

    Brownsville Preserve
    Nassawadox, VA
    May 18, 2016

    We are preparing to build a shelter to house and protect our kayaks which are used for education and outreach trips. We are looking for 2-3 volunteers, preferably those who have carpentry skills or have experience building these types of structures. If interested... Learn more

  • Brownsville House - Eastern Shore House & Garden Tour

    Brownsville House
    11332 Brownsville Rd.
    Nassawadox, VA 23413
    April 30, 2016

      Virginia's historic Brownsville House is back on the Eastern Shore House & Garden Tour this year! The Nature Conservancy and the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore welcome you to explore this beautiful Federalist era home. Built in 1806 by John Upshur, Bro... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.



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