Volunteer Your Way
BCWA is a volunteer-based organization. It’s our volunteers that make our mission a success! BCWA volunteers can help in many ways: habitat restoration, invasive species control, public education events, administration, and more!
Business or Organization Group Volunteering
Student Service Hour Opportunities
BCWA offers volunteering options to students in need of a few service hours or to those in need of project-based opportunities. Our project leaders regularly work with scouts and students to create a plan based on the needs of the student and our organization. For general information, read the volunteering descriptions below. Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
Join our Outdoor Volunteer Crews
Our very active field crews work on habitat restoration including invasive control, planting and seed collection. Other efforts include boardwalk and trail construction, repair, and maintenance. Training is provided. Volunteer crews begin field work in mid-March and run through mid-November depending on weather. Saturday crews work weekly from 9am – 12pm, and Sunday crews from 1pm – 4pm, but may change to 9am – 12pm when the weather is hot. Opportunities offered during the week are not on a regular schedule. Weekday work crews may be similar to the weekend tasks, but are more likely boardwalk maintenance or building. We provide training and education, so everyone is welcome! To receive our weekly volunteer opportunity emails, scroll down to Volunteer Sign-up and submit your name, email address and interests.
Thank You Note Writing
Volunteer to write thank you notes for BCWA. We provide the stationery, envelopes and stamps. You provide your written words. Email Shandah at email@example.com to volunteer.
Be a BCWA Ambassador
Anyone can be an ambassador for BCWA by promoting our conservation efforts and programs to schools, businesses and the community. We will provide any literature you need. Volunteering at events and fairs such as the Midwest Native Plant Conference is another way to engage the community. Email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Plan or Help with Events and Programs
Join our engagement committee to help plan upcoming events such as the annual meeting, educational walks or programs like Monarch Tagging. The committee typically meets once a month and works together to create informative, meaningful and fun events. Email Beth at email@example.com to volunteer.
Weekly Volunteer opportunities are sent out via email (sign up below!) and posted on our events page. We look forward to working with you!