A group of TNC staff and volunteers standing with tools in a forest.
Baraboo Hills volunteer crew: A group of volunteers after a work day. © Caleb Klima / TNC

Wisconsin

Volunteer with Us

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently holding our regularly scheduled volunteer events. Some individual volunteer fieldwork is occurring with safety precautions and under the direction of our volunteer leaders and staff. Please check back on this page for updates on resumption of our volunteer events, and we appreciate your understanding.

Get involved with The Nature Conservancy and make a difference to Wisconsin’s lands and waters! We host volunteer events on our nature preserves year-round. Help control invasive species, plant trees and restore forests, maintain trails, and more!

If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities from home or in our office, please fill out our brief volunteer interest form or contact us directly. We occasionally have volunteer projects such as front desk service, photography, event staffing, or conservation project work.

 

Volunteer for nature in Wisconsin Volunteers plant trees, collect native seeds, pull invasive species, and more.

Statewide Contacts

  • Baraboo

    Work days are held on the first Saturday of every month, along with most Wednesdays. Contact Sherren Clark (sclark99@outlook.com or 608-225-2974) to join the email list for Baraboo volunteer work parties.

  • Military Ridge

    Work days are held on the second Saturday of every month. Contact Jim Lesniak (608-576-3310) for more information or to RSVP.

  • Mukwonago

    Contact our office at 262-642-7276 to inquire about upcoming opportunities.

  • Door County

    Work days are held in partnership with the Door County Land Trust every Tuesday. For more information, contact our Northeast Wisconsin office at 920-743-8695.

  • Waubesa Wetlands

    Work days are held on the first Saturday of every other month through the DNR State Natural Areas volunteer program. Contact Alex Wenthe at 608-282-5403 or aewenthe@gmail.com to learn more or to RSVP.

If you’d like to speak up for nature on important state and federal policy and funding issues related to our lands and waters, sign up for our Great Places email newsletter and watch this page for important Action Alerts.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at WIVolunteer@tnc.org!

Sign Up!

Don’t see an upcoming event that’s right for you? Fill out our volunteer interest form and we’ll get in touch.

Community Science Opportunities

Volunteer online or from a yard or park near you! Here are a few suggested programs for you and your family to get involved and contribute to community science.

  • tree branch with pink maple blossoms

    Budburst

    You can choose a tree or plant in your yard or neighborhood. Record how it changes and grows through the season and submit your observations. Start observing

  • orange-and-black butterfly on pink flowers

    Journey North

    Help track the migration of animals like monarch butterflies and robins by recording sightings near you. Check out the amazing maps of animal movements. Get started

  • spotted brown deer stares at the camera

    Zooniverse

    Contribute to projects from your computer. We especially recommend DNR’s Snapshot Wisconsin project, where you can sort through and help identify trail camera photos of animals. Discover, teach and learn

  • Man piles up leafy invasive plants in the spring woods

    Wisconsin First Detector Network

    Learn about invasive species in Wisconsin and help spot and report them in neighborhoods or parks near you. Online training is available. Take action against invasive species

Join Us

Join our Great Places News email list for news and Action Alerts on Wisconsin conservation topics. Help speak up for nature in Wisconsin!