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Volunteer Opportunities, Field Trips and Events in Virginia

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Special Events

  • Seagrass Restoration: Seed Collection

    Oyster, VA
    May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

      The Nature Conservancy, along with several partners in the Seaside Seagrass Community Restoration Program, is once again gearing up for the largest seagrass restoration project in the world! We are looking for volunteer snorkelers and water lovers to collect... Learn more

  • Julie’s 17th Annual Backyard Plant Sale

    203 Howard St.
    Ashland, VA 23005-1920
    April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

    Julie Ericksen holds a plant sale every year from plants donated by interested people from their own gardens. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Nature Conservancy in Virginia. Julie will begin collecting plants the weekend before the sale and up to the sale. Sale ... Learn more

  • Whimbrel Watch

    Machipongo, VA
    May 17, 2017 - May 27, 2017

    The whimbrels are here! We are seeking two volunteers per evening to help count these migrating shorebirds as part of Whimbrel Watch, a citizen science project in partnership with the Center for Conservation Biology. Volunteers will accompany Nature Conservancy sta... Learn more

  • Shell Recycling: Chincoteague Seafood Festival

    Tom’s Cove Campground
    Chincoteague, VA
    May 06, 2017

    We are seeking three volunteers with strong hands and backs!  Volunteers are needed to help gather discarded oyster and clam shells at the 49th Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival.  The shells will be recycled and used in Conservancy restoration efforts ar... Learn more

  • Clean the Bay Day 2017

    Charlottesville and Rivanna River Watershed
    Cumberland Marsh Preserve (New Kent, VA)
    Eastern Shore
    June 03, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners throughout the Commonwealth invite you to help save the Bay by picking up shoreline, waterway, and watershed litter during the 29th Annual Clean the Bay Day on June 3, 2017. Join The Nature Conservancy and our partne... Learn more

  • Bird Sign Installation

    Virginia Coast Reserve
    April 15, 2017 - May 01, 2017

    The Nature Conservancy is seeking volunteers to post signs on Virginia Coast Reserve barrier islands which notify visitors about important bird nesting and resting areas. Commitment: One day minimum. Work typically takes place during the week.  This is physical... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.



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