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Welcome, Virginia Volunteers!

Work alongside Nature Conservancy staff to accomplish key outdoor, outreach and office work. Volunteers help save money and increase the efficiency of our nature-preservation work!


For The Nature Conservancy and our supporters, every day is Earth Day! In this spirit, we are sharing opportunities for you to connect with nature this month—and year round.

View our list of Earth Month activities across Virginia.  Join us on April 18 for our signature Connect with Nature event at Natural Bridge, VA.

So You Want to Volunteer?
Click here to download the latest issue of our volunteer newsletter, Let's JIVE Winter 2015 (pdf)  
Wish List
  • Not able to get out into the field?  Consider making a donation.  Our field staff cover a lot of miles monitoring, stewarding, and restoring lands throughout Virginia.  We are in need of replacements for trucks that have reached the end of their roads.  View our wish list.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Schedule of Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
    Get outdoors and help restore habitat, monitor rare species, maintain trails and more.
  • Preserve Monitoring Program
    Sign up to be a Volunteer Preserve Visitation Committee Member.  Be our eyes, ears and muscles in the field! Help us monitor and maintain preserves throughout the state. 
  • VARTF Site Monitoring Program
    Help support the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (VARTF) mitigation programs by becoming a site monitor.
  • Seagrass Restoration
    Be a part of the largest seagrass restoration project in the world! Volunteer snorkelers needed from late May to early June to help collect eelgrass seeds. 

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Click on the image above to watch a video of our volunteers in action.

More Information
Volunteer Newsletter

Download the Winter 2015 issue of Let's JIVE (pdf), our volunteer newsletter. Read past issues in our Newsletter Archive. To receive the volunteer newsletter, e-mail Jennifer Dalke at

Worldwide Office

For Worldwide Office volunteer opportunities in Arlington, contact volunteer coordinator

Read the 2013 Volunteer Report

How many volunteers donated their time to The Nature Conservancy in 2013? Download the full 2013 Volunteer Report (pdf) or view highlights at a glance to see this impressive number and other accomplishments from the past year.  Download the 2012 report (pdf).

The Wetsuit Diaries

10 collection days. 467 hours. 90 volunteers ... and a ton of wetsuits! See what it's like to be a seagrass volunteer with The Nature Conservancy.

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