Our senior conservation scientist needs a volunteer to enter data as part of the Conservancy’s Central Appalachian Business Plan. The project involves taking information from word documents and pasting it into a software program called Miradi, a cross-NGO tool for tracking conservation plans. The volunteer needs to be organized, persistent and can pay attention to details. The project will likely take between 20-30 hours of time depending on how fast the volunteer can learn Miradi software. We would like to complete this project as soon as possible so a regular, dedicated volunteer is needed—i.e. working 5 or more hours a week for a month.
Worldwide Office: Arlington, VA
COMMITMENT: One year, with a 2-month introductory period: 7 hours or more/week
Occasional visits to Worldwide Office (Ballston, VA) needed, but can work from home
The Volunteer Coordinator helps establish and maintain an active, effective network of volunteers for Conservancy activities in our Worldwide Office in Arlington, VA (Ballston). This includes contacting potential and current volunteers, working with Conservancy staff in various departments at the Worldwide Office (i.e.- Climate Change, HR, Marketing, Government Relations, Legal, Conservation, etc.), drafting emails and letters to volunteers and maintaining a volunteer database. It is desired that the Volunteer Coordinator devote approximately 7 or more hours per week to the following duties:
This volunteer experience promises to be rewarding for someone who enjoys working in an office setting, who can work with a variety of people and who can communicate well. If interested and available to commit at least one year to this position, please contact Jen Dalke, volunteer program manager, at 434-951-0572 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The volunteer coordinator will be trained by the current volunteer in this position in order to job-shadow for at least a month.
Interested in an unpaid internship opportunity?
Various locations based on need and qualifications
The Nature Conservancy in Virginia occasionally has need for regular, longer-term volunteers or unpaid interns. Internships may be available in a variety of locations in various departments (i.e., stewardship, marketing, conservation science, GIS, etc.). A typical stewardship volunteer during field season would travel with Conservancy staff (based out of the Charlottesville Office) to various preserves around the state doing projects like, trail maintenance, vegetation monitoring, tree thinning, invasive control, fire line creation, and other related projects as needed. Other internships may involve researching particular topics, creating databases or doing literature reviews. Please send your resume and cover letter explaining your interest to Jen Dalke, volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com or 434-951-0572. Internships generally last between 8-10 weeks at 10-20 hours/week, but is flexible based on need and qualifications. If you have a specific project in mind, please note it.
We are looking for great photos (from all seasons) of Virginia Conservancy preserves to use in various documents, such as brochures, flyers, invitations, presentations, and holiday cards. If you or someone you know has taken any photos of a Virginia preserve, volunteer effort, conservation in motion, etc, that you would like to share, please forward them via CD or DVD to Pam Crosby, executive assistant to the state director and trustee liaison, at:
530 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
We need the following information: