Volunteer

Connect with Nature in Virginia

Download the latest issue of our volunteer newsletter, Let's JIVE Summer 2016 (pdf)   
Click here for a full list of upcoming volunteer opportunities, outings and events

In 2015, 541 volunteers contributed 6,303 hours and helped with over 120 projects, including preserve trail monitoring, bird sign installation, invasive species control, avian monitoring, oyster restoration, and more! 


View highlights from Connect with Nature events across the country.


So You Want to Volunteer?

The first step toward becoming a volunteer is to download the volunteer application and liability release form. The form is available in both word (for easier printing) and editable pdf formats. 

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. 
  • Visitor Outreach (Seasonal)
    Share information about barrier island beach nesting bird conservation with Eastern Shore visitors (May - August).
  • 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. 

Contact Jennifer Dalke, volunteer coordinator, at jdalke@tnc.org or (434) 951-0572 for more information.

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Watch a video of our volunteers in action.  See what it's like to be a seagrass volunteer with The Nature Conservancy. 


Additional Resources
Volunteer Newsletter

Download the Summer 2016 issue of Let's JIVE (pdf), our volunteer newsletter or read past issues below.  To receive the volunteer newsletter, e-mail Jennifer Dalke at jdalke@tnc.org.

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