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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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Ocean Frontiers II: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    Science Museum of Virginia
    2500 W. Broad St.
    Richmond, VA 23220
    June 28, 2016

      Join The Nature Conservancy for a free screening of the documentary film Ocean Frontiers II, directed by Karen Anspacher-Meyer and Ralf Meyer. A panel discussion will follow, focusing on ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic.  Join the conversation about sol... Learn more


  • Parramore Island Work Days

    Parramore Island
    Boat will depart from Wachapreague, VA
    July 20, 2016 - July 21, 2016

    4 volunteers are needed for work days on July 20 and 21. The commitment is for both days. Volunteers will need to be okay with painting/staining, lifting, and some carpentry work. Projects will include staining sheets of Luan, staining pine strips for framing, insta... Learn more


  • Parramore Island Volunteer Workdays

    Parramore Island
    Boat will depart from Wachapreague, VA
    June 08, 2016 - June 09, 2016

    4 volunteers are needed for work days on June 8 and 9.  The commitment is for both days.  Volunteers will need to be okay with painting/staining, lifting, and some carpentry work. Projects will include staining sheets of Luan, staining pine strips for fram... 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


  • 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


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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