Volunteer with The Nature Conservancy

Rhode Island Preserve Monitor

Various locations across Rhode Island

Volunteers walking along a small boardwalk at Whitehead Preserve.
Rhode Island Field work along the Dundery Book Trail in the John C. Whitehead Preserve near Little Compton, Rhode Island. © Cate Brown
Volunteer Overview

Volunteering can be as easy as taking a walk in the woods!

TNC is recruiting individuals and family groups to visit a preserve once a month and report back on current maintenance issues. Volunteers should be comfortable walking the trails on their own or in a small group, and we ask that folks make a six-month commitment to the program.

Examples of things to look for include trees blocking the trail, missing or faded signs, vandalism or dumping. You can report your findings using a simple online form. Your feedback will help TNC’s preserve managers address any issues quickly and make sure our preserves offer an outstanding trail experience for everyone.

Preserves in need of monitors:

How to Sign Up

To sign up, please fill out this volunteer sign-up form.

In person work
Rhode Island
Volunteer at Tillinghast Pond Management Area, Carter Preserve, Moshassuck River Preserve, or Whitehead Preserve.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM ET

Preserves are open daily from dawn til dusk.

Cheryl Swinconeck

About The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island

Learn more about our conservation work in Rhode Island. Or, check out more details about volunteering with The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island.