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!
Join our Weekend Work 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. 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. 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.
Weekday Work Crew Opportunities
Opportunities are offered during the week, but not on a regular schedule. Weekday work crews may be similar to the weekend tasks, but are more likely boardwalk maintenance or building. Training is provided. Notices are sent via email and may be combined with the weekend notice. If you would like to be included on the weekday list, contact Beth at email@example.com.
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 Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.