Nature Conservancy volunteers offer us a way to increase our effectiveness, expand our range and complete more critically important work while developing lasting friendships and having a lot of fun.

Check out our events page for specific opportunities.

Volunteer needs vary by location. Not every preserve or location can accommodate all skills and interests. For general information check out our Give Nature a Hand brochure (.pdf, 256 kb). 

TUCSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – GREETER/RECEPTIONIST at our urban “sustainability” site, 1510 E Ft. Lowell Rd in Tucson (cross streets Campbell/Ft Lowell)
This summer, start your volunteer time at the Conservancy where we offer a cool location in an environmentally natural setting where you can be the face and voice of those visiting and calling our offices. We’re open Monday through Friday and have mornings and afternoons times available either 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or 1-5 p.m. To apply or for more information contact, 520-547-3437.

TUCSON VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – COMPOSTING at The Nature Conservancy office site at 1510 E FT Lowell Rd.
Are you a composting guru? Or have interest in practicing composting? If so we need you! Our urban “sustainability” site has a 3 bin composting area. We need a volunteer to carry on this project. It requires coming to the site once per week. Access to the site is Mon. – Fri., 9 .a.m. – 5 p.m. Within our open hours this volunteer position can be completely flexible. To apply or for questions contact, 520-547-3437.

Beautiful Ramsey Canyon Preserve offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. The preserve is located south of Sierra Vista in the Huachuca Mountains. It is home to large numbers of wildlife and is considered a birders’ paradise. Annually there are approximately 30,000 visitors.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Visitor Center Host/Greeter
  • Trail Docent
  • Book Store Assistant
  • Preserve Steward

Training is provided for all positions. As a volunteer, you receive free access to the canyon, invites to monthly potlucks with enrichment speakers discounts on bookstore items, new friends and an increased knowledge of the flora, fauna and conservation work happening in the area. All of this, plus the feeling of accomplishment for your contribution to conservation.

Summer hours at the preserve are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Background checks are required and are paid for by Ramsey Canyon Preserve.

Directions to the preserve: Take Highway 92 south from Sierra Vista for six miles and turn right on Ramsey Canyon Road. The preserve is at the end of Ramsey Canyon Road, four miles west of the highway.

To volunteer, contact, 520-378-2785 or, 520-378-1480. 

The Insider
Get the latest news for and about Arizona volunteers and AmeriCorps members.

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Start Your Adventure Now

Download a volunteer application (.pdf, 209 kb) and return it to the address below.

The Nature Conservancy in Arizona
1510 E. Ft. Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85719

Call 520-547-3437 or e-mail

AmeriCorps Volunteers
The Nature Conservancy in Arizona has a renewable AmeriCorps grant for five full-time AmeriCorps members who are working with staff for a year as stewardship assistants, a youth education outreach coordinator, Verde River riparian restoration coordinators, and an environmental education outreach coordinator.




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