Add an Experience

Our volunteer and training calendar is free and open to anyone to post a stewardship or citizen science experience in New England.

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What You'll Get by Posting on Nature Groupie:

  • Access to mobile-friendly, online volunteer registration. The contact person will receive an email with contact information for each registrant.
  • Promotion of your event in our weekly e-bulletin that reaches thousands of potential volunteers.
  • Assistance with best practices for volunteer recruitment. We review each submission and may suggest improvements to recruit more volunteers.

Best Practices for Volunteer Experiences:

  • Post as far ahead of time as possible - 2 weeks at a minimum.
  • Appropriate topics include volunteer workdays related to caring for land and water, projects on conserved or public lands, citizen science projects, and workshops which teach a stewardship- or science-related skill.
  • Planning a workday? Check out our new Workday 101 guide for helpful tips and tricks.
  • First time posting to the calendar? Get Help Hosting an Experience on this Site.

Submit an Experience

Please provide a detailed title for your event (e.g. Garlic Mustard Workday, Habitat Restoration for Cottontail Rabbits, Rain Garden Installation Workday, etc.)

Name of the primary organization, town, or agency who is hosting the volunteer event, stewardship workday, or training session. List any co-sponsors in your event description.

Please provide a URL for your organization's website.

Provide details about this experience, including the purpose of the event, what people will learn or do, and whether a fee will be charged.

What do volunteers need to bring to this event?

Please indicate whether you will accept youth volunteers, and if so, what ages and under what conditions?

Leave "Yes" selected if volunteers of any age are welcome at your event (you can provide specific instructions for ages, accompanying parent, etc. below). If your event is only appropriate for adults over 18, change to "No."

Is this experience highly physical and not suitable for everyone?

To select more than one, use Command (Mac) or Ctrl (PC).

What day and time is your event? If multiple dates, list date of first event. (Format: 06/30/2017 9:00 AM)

How long will the event last, in hours? (e.g., 3)

(Optional) Does your event occur on multiple dates or have multiple shifts (which would use the same event information, including location, etc.)? If so, please list additional dates and times here.

(Optional) Does your event have a limit on the number of people you want to recruit through Nature Groupie? If not, leave at 100.
Event Location

Street address of location where participants should meet (if available).

Please provide the zip code of your event. If the event is online, please use your organization’s zip code.

Provide a link (using Google maps or similar) to the meeting location of your event.

Please provide the link for people to join the event. Only sent once they have registered.
Contact Person

First name of the person to receives updates on volunteer registrations.

Last name of the person to receives updates on volunteer registrations.

Please provide an email address where all registration information will be sent. This will also be the contact for volunteers with questions.

Provide phone (format: 555-555-5555) in case volunteers or staff have questions about this event.

Upload a photo to help promote your event. No flyers or photos with text on them please. Max size is 800 KB. If you don’t supply a photo, a stock black-and-white photo will be used.