Working with Volunteers - Resources

Nature Groupie wants to help your organization engage volunteers to help care for nature and the planet. Use the free resources below to involve volunteers with more ease, organization, efficiency and fun!

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Add an Experience

Use Nature Groupie to recruit outdoor volunteers for your projects and research.

Fill out a simple form, upload a photo, and your event gets listed on the Nature Groupie calendar, advertised in our weekly news and promoted on social media.

Add Event

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Stewardship Training Guides

Designed to improve the stewardship skills of volunteers and professionals, use these guides to train volunteers or to learn best practices for yourself in trail maintenance, invasive plants and more.

Get Guides

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Workday 101 Training Guide

A 13-page guide and supporting materials as a go-to resource for holding a great volunteer workday. Includes tips for safety, working with groups, promoting your event and more. 

Workday 101

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Get e-news

Subscribe to Nature Groupie's free weekly e-newsletter to follow upcoming volunteer experiences. 

Sign Up

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Writing Good Volunteer Service Descriptions

Use this simple guide to improve how you describe volunteer roles to attract just the right volunteers for your work!

Get Guide 

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Tips for Working with Stewardship Volunteers

tips for managers and leaders working with volunteers to perform stewardship and environmental projects. Learn what motivates volunteers and what keeps people coming back to help.

Tip Sheet

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Directory of Trails Professionals & Organizations

Need to find professional help to keep trails in good shape? Consult our directory of New England-based contractors, organizations, and clubs who provide trail services, training or volunteer opportunities.

Find a Pro

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Stewardship Tool Libraries

Need large numbers of the same tool to host a volunteer workday? We have two locations (Seacoast NH and Upper Valley region of NH/VT) to borrow stewardship tools and supplies to support your work with volunteers.

Borrow Tools

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Sample Volunteer Policies

Wondering how to develop volunteer policies? Check out UNH Extension's volunteer policy webpage for samples and guidance on working with volunteers. UNH Extension works with over 5,000 volunteers in 14 different volunteer programs - these policies represent many years of thinking on best practices for working with volunteers. 

Volunteer Policies

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Free Online Training: COVID-19 Safety for Outdoor Volunteering

Free 12-minute online training module available to volunteers from any organization to get educated and stay safe while volunteering outdoors during COVID-19. Successful completion earns certificate of completion.

COVID Safety