A person wearing a hat and gloves hauls wood at a forest restoration site in Arizona.
Preserve volunteer Hauling wood from forest restoration sites is an important volunteer activity in Arizona! © © Alan W. Eckert, Alan Eckert Photography

Volunteer with Us

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteers allow us to increase our effectiveness and complete more critically important work while developing lasting friendships. We also have a lot of fun!

The health and safety of our volunteers is our top priority. We will make decisions on future events and volunteer opportunities based on guidance and information from the CDC. Please contact Dorothy Boone by email with any questions.

Volunteer Positions in Arizona

  • Two chairs overlook the spectacular view from the Hart Prairie lodge.

    Environmental Educator at Camp Colton & Hart Prairie Preserve, 6/5 - 7/30

    Apply to the AmeriCorps at NAU summer position at a STEM-related children’s camp. This opportunity includes a stipend, education award and conservation stewardship experience. Housing will be provided at the cabins at Hart Prairie Preserve. Submit this form to apply and get more information.

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    Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve Special Volunteer Projects

    Looking for an occasional volunteer project that will make a positive environmental impact? There are upcoming special-project workdays at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Projects include species monitoring, trail maintenance & species removal. Contact Dorothy to apply.

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    Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve Site Host Position for RV Campers

    Become an RV site host at the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. RV site hosts live on site at one of the preserve’s two RV pads. Assignments include opening & closing the preserve, staffing the visitor center, fee collection & garden maintenance. Contact Dorothy to request full position description, ask questions or apply.

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    Community Outreach in Tucson and Phoenix

    We participate in a number of community events where we share information about our work, both in Arizona and worldwide. Contact Dorothy to apply.

  • A volunteer hauls wood at a forest restoration site.

    Hart Prairie Preserve Stewardship Projects

    These projects may include invasive species control, piling slash for forest health fire risk reduction, infrastructure repairs and facilities upkeep, fence maintenance and assisting with firewood giveaway program. Dates and times may be flexible. Contact Dorothy to apply.

  • A closeup of volunteers digging up weeds in raised beds.

    Ramsey Canyon Preserve Garden Volunteer

    Join the team of volunteers working on the gardens at Ramsey Canyon. This is an ongoing opportunity. Volunteers will meet on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays. You will help with planting, tending the gardens, watering, pulling weeds and mulching. Contact Dorothy to apply.

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    Facilities Volunteer for the Tucson Office

    Our Tucson office facility is looking for someone with love for conservation, general repair skills, and interest in being our facilities caretaker. Contact Dorothy to apply.

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    Wet/Dry Mapping in Southern Arizona

    Every year on the third Saturday in June, dedicated volunteers and TNC staff use community science to map where streams of the San Pedro River have water present and where they are dry. Contact Dorothy to apply.

Volunteers hiking in the woods alongside a stream to collect data.
Wet-Dry Mapping Volunteers Researchers conduct wet-dry mapping in the San Pedro River in Arizona. © Brook Bushman/TNC

We are continuing to minimize volunteer opportunities at this time. Stay connected with nature and TNC by following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.