First Time Volunteering?

Kids volunteering outdoors with nets at river

At Nature Groupie, we think outdoor volunteering should welcome everyone who wants to join in the fun. Virtually all the outdoors projects you'll learn about through Nature Groupie are open to new volunteers. Every experience will list all you need to know to be prepared.

Here are a few tips to make the most of your experience volunteering in the outdoors

  • Bring your own water and snacks. Some events provide them, some don't.  Don't let your fun end because you are thirsty or hungry!
  • Come prepared with the recommended clothes and supplies. If a hat and close-toed shoes are suggested, there is likely a safety reason...better to be prepared than get sun stroke or get turned away because your sandals aren't safe enough for the work required.
  • If you aren't familiar with poison ivy or deer ticks, ask the project leader how you can protect yourself from these hazards. Professionals spend a lot of time outside and will have season-appropriate tips for you.

Get Started!  Explore Experiences

Check out what volunteering for Nature Groupie looks like:

Trail work volunteer
CRV Beach Profile volunteers citizen science
Citizen Science
Invasive Plant Removal Volunteers
Invasive Plant Removal
Winter Tracking Mt Grace
Helping Wildlife
Cleanup on Pine Island
Clean Ups
Volunteers Planting Shrubs
Emily Lord and Lew Shelley lead volunteers learning about trails
Training in stewardship skills