Volunteer

American Conservation Experience
ACE is a non-profit conservation corps offering opportunities for both American and International volunteers to take part in challenging outdoor projects in many of the most beautiful National Parks, National Forests and wilderness areas in the Western United States.
http://www.usaconservation.org/

Amizade
Short-term service projects recognize that people who have the means, energy, and drive to serve a community abroad also have commitments that fill their time. The option to volunteer abroad during vacation time, breaks from school, in-between careers, or at retirement makes the opportunity flexible.
http://www.amizade.org/Directory/Programs.htm

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
The charity was set up in 1959, and has a successful history of environmental conservation volunteering throughout the UK and around the world.
http://www2.btcv.org.uk/

Catalina Island Conservancy
Volunteer Vacations is a rewarding opportunity to actively participate for a week in the restoration of a unique island environment—and to make friendships that will last a lifetime.
A variety of ecological restoration projects may be assigned to any of the Volunteer Vacation dates, depending on our restoration priorities, and time of the year, as projects vary according to seasonal conditions.
http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/volunteers/vacations/index.cfm

City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation
Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and a variety of stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers.
http://www.a2gov.org/nap/

Countryside Restoration Trust
The Trust relies on the contributions of our volunteers from assisting with practical farm maintenance, like hedge planting and brook clearance, to participating in ecological monitoring studies. Your involvement in our growing programme of volunteer activities will be hugely rewarding.
http://www.livingcountryside.org.uk/volunteer.htm

Conservation Volunteers Australia
CVA offers a number of different volunteer opportunities from one day local environmental projects through to two week expeditions to remote outback locations that provide and amazing working holiday experience.
http://www.conservationvolunteers.com.au/

CUSO
CUSO volunteer cooperants are skilled professionals who donate their expertise for up to two years to participate in a CUSO program overseas. Cooperants provide strategic, technical and professional support to CUSO’s development partners in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean. They facilitate social justice work with organizations and networks in Canada and overseas.
http://www.cuso.org/take_action/volunteer_overseas/index_e.php

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
CFI offers a wide variety of volunteer programs. You can help make a difference on Colorado’s mountains by joining a field project, becoming a Peak Steward, caring for a specific mountain as an Adopt-a-Peak group, joining the Volunteer Leadership Program, or volunteering on a Project Oversight Team.
http://www.14ers.org/volunteer/volunteerprograms.php

EarthCorps
EarthCorps restores parks and open spaces while providing leadership and community service experiences for young people from the United States and around the world. In addition to the corps program, EarthCorps provides school-based and summer youth programs for young people to learn about their environment, engage in community service, and develop their leadership skills.
http://www.earthcorps.org/index.php

Earth Restoration Corps
The ERC is re-structuring to function as a training resource program in partnership with existing local and international organizations around the world. Master trainer teams from nine diverse countries will then initiate local training of trainers programs and facilitate the subsequent training and follow-up work with target populations. After decades of gradual growth, during which time our collective future has become more precarious, the ERC is poised to engage young adults worldwide in environmentally sustainable livelihoods that serve not only to restore the earth’s environment but also instill a deep sense of purpose, meaning, and direction in their lives.
http://www.earthrestorationcorps.org/index.html

Earth Share of Washington
Earth Share offers a frequently updated list of upcoming volunteer opportunities. Please see the list below and click on any opportunity that interests you. In addition, ongoing volunteer opportunities with us or any one of our 29 Washington-based members are available.
http://www.esw.org/help/volunteer.html

EarthWatch Institute
The Institute offers a number of interesting volunteer expeditions throughout the world.
http://www.earthwatch.org/site/pp.asp?c=dsJSK6PFJnH&b=386457

EarthWorks
Earthworks depends on volunteers for much of the work in its programs. Volunteers contribute more than 2,000 hours each year. Volunteer groups help remove invasive species and plant native trees in urban wilds; and they help plant, mulch, and prune the fruit trees in our orchards. Individual volunteers help in the office with administrative tasks.
http://www.earthworksboston.org/volunteer.htm

Ecology Center
Volunteer Project: Join Save The Bay and the CA Department of Fish and Game and help clean up debris and remove non-native plants in preparation for a levee breach this fall that will restore 600 acres of wetlands on the East Bay Shoreline. Learn about plans for the larger breach project and how you can get involved! The site is normally off-limits to the public.
http://www.ecologycenter.org/index.html

Ecovolunteer
You could say that Ecovolunteer is a travel agent. But the trips we organize are not your average holidays. They bring you to places that are not accessible to tourists. Where you get the possibility to protect nature and its inhabitants. By helping local organizations with their conservation projects. This makes an Ecovolunteer trip both a rewarding and an unforgettable experience.
http://www.ecovolunteer.org/

Global Service Corps
Global Service Corps (GSC) is a nonprofit international volunteer organization providing service-learning opportunities for people worldwide to live and work abroad in Thailand and Tanzania. Programs are offered year-round from two weeks to six months.
http://www.globalservicecorps.org/

Global Vision International
Make a difference in some of the world’s most critical conservation and community volunteer projects with Global Vision International and selected partner organisations. Adventurous individuals can join challenging Marine Conservation and Wildlife Research expeditions in Patagonia, Mexico, Ecuador and Costa Rica and take part in volunteer teaching and wildlife projects in over 30 countries worldwide.
http://www.gvi.co.uk

Global Volunteer Network
The GVN offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world. Their vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers. GVN believes that local communities are in the best position to determine their needs, and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals.
http://www.volunteer.org.nz/

Great River Greening
Volunteers are at the heart of Great River Greening’s success. Since we began our work in 1995, we have involved more than 12,000 volunteers in restoring the Twin Cities’ major river valleys. Ecological restoration projects are a great match for many individuals and groups searching for volunteer opportunities.
http://www.greatrivergreening.org/volunteers.asp

Green Apple Corps
GreenApple Corps members work actively in three program areas: Environmental Education, Ecological Restoration and Urban Forestry. The GreenApple Corps weaves these three strands together into a cohesive public benefit program to preserve and restore delicate natural areas, increase the street tree population citywide and turn school kids into environmentally aware citizens and stewards.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/greenapple_corps/pd_greenapple_corps.html

Green Treks Network
GreenTreks creates entertaining programming about ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the environment. Our stories inspire and empower viewers to get involved-and demonstrate that one person CAN make a difference.
http://www.greentreks.org/index.asp

Green Volunteers
Over 180 projects worldwide, from two weeks to two years or more.  How to spend either a holiday with a difference or a longer period – for students, professionals, retirees and those with and without work experience. 
http://greenvolunteers.com/

Idealist.org
Over 55,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location, or mission. If your organization is not yet listed here, you can add it (it’s free).
http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/AdvancedSearch/VolunteerOpportunity/default?sid=64573631-206-OcxId

Jane Goodall Institute
GVI is currently seeking two volunteers to work on different projects within JGI. One position involves working as an intern on JGI’s well known Roots and Shoots program a humanitarian and environmental educational programme. The other volunteer will be assisting in one of JGI-Uganda’s environmental education projects.
http://www.gvi.co.uk/pages/expeditionDetail.asp?expedition=85

Jatun Sacha Foundation
The Jatun Sacha Foundation (JSF) offers Ecuador volunteer programs with opportunities to develop a wide variety of activities including data field research, environmental education, community service, plant conservation, agroforestry, and reserve maintenance along with the smaller objectives that include the promotion of biodiversity conservation, research, education, and other community programs.
http://www.jatunsacha.org/ingles/volunteer_ecuador.htm

Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre
You might feel you can’t offer enough time or energy to be of use – and that’s not the case at all. If you can offer one morning every now and again, that’s more help to us than none at all. We need volunteers for planting of trees, we need volunteers for weeding.  Please consider spending some of your time helping us and your local community by doing this.
http://www.kaipatiki.org.nz/volunteers.htm

King Conservation District
The staff of the King Conservation District invites you to participate in a variety of natural resource conservation projects where you will learn about restoring streams and wetlands, using native plants to restore native plant communities, and engineering techniques to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.
http://www.kingcd.org/pro_vol.htm

Marin Conservation Corp
The corps members in this program are mentored one on one with a National Park Service employee. They are engaged in numerous environmental projects located throughout the Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
http://www.marincc.org/jobs_volunteer.html

National Wildlife Federation
Help people in your community to create and restore wildlife habitat. Help others learn how to garden for wildlife at community events. As a Global Warming Ambassador, you will outreach to the general public through presentations and community events.
http://www.nwf.org/volunteer/

Native Plant Restoration Team
Boulder County, Colorado Parks and Open Space sponsors a Native Plant Restoration Team which assists in native plant restoration projects including river and wetland restoration and maintaining restoration areas on county open space. Volunteers are asked to commit at least 15 hours of their time in restoration related activities including seed collection, willow planting and transplanting of other native plants, weed pulling, and caring for native plantings.
http://www.co.boulder.co.us/openspace/volunteering/programs/native_plants.htm

Nature Conservancy
Are you interested in Volunteering to help nature and the environment? Performing volunteer work with others who share your love of nature? Contributing your time and skills to an organization that you believe in? Broadening your resume and/or life experiences?
http://www.nature.org/volunteer/

Nature in the City
Nature in the City, a project of Earth Island Institute, is San Francisco’s first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the Franciscan bioregion.
http://natureinthecity.org/habitatrestoration.php

New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers
Join the thousands of volunteers who help to maintain and improve New Zealand’s ecology, including natural bush areas, parks, reserves, wildlife, waterways, walkways, urban and rural landscape. Help restore New Zealand’s ecosystems to their natural beauty, by participating in countrywide projects.
http://www.conservationvolunteers.org.nz/

Nicodemus Wilderness Project
The organization coordinates large-scale volunteer events that utilize the resources of the community to provide long-term environmental benefits for natural areas. They have established a large and enthusiastic volunteer network that draws upon the diverse strengths of different age groups, races, and cultures to accomplish our common goal of restoring the beauty of the natural landscape.
http://www.wildernessproject.org/index.php

Plateau Restoration
A non-profit organization, founded in 1995, to protect and restore of native habitats of the Colorado Plateau through hands-on research, education, re-vegetation, and restoration including volunteer opportunities for the public that contribute to the long-term care of native wildlife habitats of the Colorado Plateau.
http://www.plateaurestoration.org/aboutus.html

Point Reyes National Seashore
The Habitat Restoration Volunteer Program at Point Reyes National Seashore was created to inform the public about the great biological diversity that exists here and to include the public into our efforts at preserving it. It is crucial that the public realize the tremendous importance of biodiversity both worldwide as well as in our park. Biological diversity is invaluable to every ecosystem; losses of that diversity affect our health, our economy, and all of society in a major way, much more than many of us realize.
http://www.nps.gov/pore/home_volunteer_hrp.htm

Simón Bolívar Volunteer Program
The program is based upon the idea that the essence of volunteering is to give and recieve. The Volunteer Program will enable you to make a significant difference in someone life by giving your valuable time and effort. At the same time you will improve yourself both personally and professionally.
http://www.ecuadorvolunteers.org/index.html

South Carolina Oyster Restoration and Enhancement
Volunteers can become involved in the SCORE program in a variety of ways. Some of the activities are short-term, one- to two-day projects, while others can last for several years. Volunteers can also engage in various levels of responsibility. The most committed individuals may want to consider volunteering as a local project coordinator for a specific region or reef site.
http://score.dnr.sc.gov/deep.php?subject=6

St. Charles Park District
Local natural areas are subject to many threats, both human and biological. One of the most damaging is the invasion by nonnative weeds and shrubs, which crowd and shade out native plants. Off-road vehicles, overuse, vandalism, poaching of rare plants, and dumping of yard waste also contribute to the decline of our natural areas. You can help identify these problems in the park district’s sites and work together with other volunteers and park district staff to help restore and preserve these special places.
http://www.st-charlesparks.org/links/volunteering.htm

Student Conservation Association
SCA is a nationwide force of high school and college-age volunteers who are committed to protecting and preserving the environment. We are conservation in action. Through internships, conservation jobs and crew experiences, SCA members are rising to meet environmental challenges while gaining real, hands-on field experience. They complete projects in every conservation discipline – from archaeology to zoology – and everything in between.
http://www.thesca.org/ 

TreeUtah
You can make a difference by volunteering for TreeUtah!  We are flexible in our scheduling to help accommodate when your group may be able to join us. Individual volunteers should check in by phone before heading to the site to make sure we’ll be there on that given day.
http://www.treeutah.org/volunteer.htm

Trees for Life
Such restoration work is not a passive process – we have to roll our sleeves up and help Nature do its work. In 2005, we planted our 500,000th tree, and we have fostered the growth of many thousands more naturally regenerating seedlings. Working in effective partnerships with organisations such as the RSPB and Forestry Commission Scotland, we invite volunteers to help us deliver our programme of practical work on the ground.
http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/tfl.ww.html

Tsunami Volunteer Center
One anticipated consequence of the Center’s environmental restoration work is that it will benefit the many residents in the area who are directly and indirectly dependent on tourism for their livelihoods. By working closely with local people who are in the tourist industry, the Center hopes to support a cleanup process that prioritizes the interests of the local communities and preserves the environment for future generations to enjoy.
http://www.tsunamivolunteer.net/english/content/blogcategory/21/142/

University of Wisconsin – Madison Arboretum
The continued success of the Arboretum and many of its programs depends upon the involvement of a growing number of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers lend their special talents to a variety of tasks that support the Arboretum. We strive to place qualified applicants into rewarding positions based upon their talents and interests. New volunteers are always welcome to join our program.
http://www.uwarboretum.org/volunteer/

Urban EcoSteward Program
Urban EcoStewards give back to their communities by adopting a specific section of park land that they agree to maintain. Stewards receive training from Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy staff and other program partners and visit their site throughout the year to remove invasive species, plant native flora, slow erosion, and clean up trash.
http://www.pittsburghparks.org/_34.php

UNESCO World Heritage Center
Every year, thousands of volunteers participate in restoration and research projects at World Heritage sites around the globe. Today, the possibilities for volunteering are as diverse as they are endless. There is something for everyone, from travelling across the globe to help save the whales to cyber-volunteering to doing data entry or public outreach.
http://whc.unesco.org/en/71/

Volunteering Canada
Volunteer Project: Earth Matters is an environmental organization that addresses community environmental and social issues. They focus on developing and running programs for sustainable agriculture and community gardening, waste reduction and composting, environmental education, eco-forestry, alternative energy and ecological restoration.
http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-canada.htm

Volunteer Task Force
The Task Force offers schools, community organizations, and adult volunteers the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational project that serve the community. School groups from around northern New Mexico participate in VTF Field Days, a collection of three activities geared toward specific grade levels and that meet New Mexico State Board of Education Standards in science, social studies, language arts, and more.
http://www.volunteertaskforce.org/VTF%20Home.htm

Weedbusters
Weedbusters is about working together to reduce the threat of weeds to New Zealand’s natural environment. Weeds are one of the greatest threats to the environment but together we can make a difference.
http://www.weedbusters.org.nz/index.asp

Wildlands Restoration Team
The Wildlands Restoration Team was formed to protect and restore the biological diversity of the Santa Cruz mountains. Although this has required that we consider many kinds of impacts on the land, the overwhelming need for our time and effort has been to stop the spread of invasive non-native plant species.
http://www.wildwork.org/

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
WRV is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land. Through on-going “adopt-a-place” type projects, WRV encourages repeat involvement in restoration activities at specific sites.  Returning volunteers see the fruits of their labors and develop a deep love of the places they have helped to heal.
http://www.wlrv.org/

Wild Places
Help California’s wild and rural places and the peoples who are part of these native landscapes through volunteer-driven habitat restoration, environmental and cultural education, political advocacy and career development.
http://www.wildplaces.net/

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