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.
Note: As of October 2021, we have updated our safety protocols and restrictions for volunteer events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer events remain limited in size and are conducted in accordance with safety protocols. Please check back on this page for future events or updates.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at WIVolunteer@tnc.org!
Opportunities Across the State
City Nature Challenge
The City Nature Challenge is an annual 4-day bioblitz that engages volunteers in making nature observations. In late April 2022, TNC will help organize City Nature Challenge events for Madison and Milwaukee for the first time.
If you’re interested in helping us organize or advertise this opportunity, contact firstname.lastname@example.org! Stay tuned later this spring for more details for participating in City Nature Challenge events.
- Door County
- Military Ridge
To volunteer at our Northwoods preserves in Vilas County, contact volunteer leader Rod Sharka at email@example.com.
Are you an experienced photographer? Join our photo corps! Through this self-guided opportunity, submit photos of natural areas, green spaces, or wildlife around the state and we will use them in our communications materials with appropriate credit.
To get started with the project, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have opportunities for volunteers to join our crew on controlled burns to improve habitat. Training is required, and we can help connect volunteers to training opportunities. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
- Waubesa Wetlands
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Search for more citizen science projects in your location or interest area from a large database. Help advance scientific research