Volunteer

People make conservation happen

March 2022 Update:  We are strategically reopening in-person volunteer opportunities in accordance with CDC COVID-19 guidelines and public health safety. Please reach out to directors or staff for further updates.

Volunteers wanted for Satsop River Highway 12 habitat connectivity project

After a long winter and a record flood in the Chehalis Basin, Conservation Northwest’s Cascades to Olympics Program (C2O) is ready to start the volunteer season with a bang!  Come out and join our C2O Program Manager and a diverse and inspiring group of core volunteers as we kick off Phase 2 of the Satsop River Connectivity Restoration Project.

Upcoming Blackberry Removal and Planting Volunteer Days

May 13 and 14, 2022

June 24 and 25, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day

Please contact Brian Stewart, Cascades to Olympics manager, to register. More information about the project can be found here.

Monitor Northwest wildlife

Through snowtracking and remote camera surveys as part of the Community Wildlife Monitoring Project, our largest volunteer program.

Please contact Community Wildlife Monitoring Project Coordinator Laurel Baum at monitoring@conservationnw.org to sign-up.*

*Note: because of its popularity, new volunteer capacity for the community wildlife monitoring project is limited to a Waitlist. however, don’t HESITATE to contact us to be added to the list or to learn about opportunities that may be AVAILABLE.

Habitat restoration planting parties

Help restore native plants and vegetation around the new I-90 wildlife crossings near Snoqualmie Pass! These planting parties typically occur June through October, with occasional spring weeding and planting opportunities. Tools and plants provided.

Have a large group, organization or business you’d like to take out for a day of volunteering? Please contact outreach@conservationnw.org for more information!

Help at our Hope for a Wild Future auction and dinner

Our biggest event of the year, our annual spring auction helps fund our conservation work and brings together our community of members, supporters, coalition partners and local leaders.

Please contact Membership Associate Bailey Kitka at bailey@conservationnw.org to sign up as an auction volunteer or sponsor.

Outreach and event tabling

Help us get the word out! You can help staff our outreach, community relations and informational tables at events and festivals. Meet new people and share a conservation vision with others!

Please contact outreach@conservationnw.org for more information on outreach opportunities.

Become a WILD NW activist (TBD)

Sign up for our WILD NW Action Alerts! This “watchdogging” of government actions that affect wildlife and wildlands is crucial for keeping the Pacific Northwest wild and healthy. You can write comments, make a call, or join us at meetings and public hearings. We’ll keep you updated on opportunities by email—just look for “WILD NW Action Alert” in the subject line!

To subscribe, change or update your email settings, you can also contact info@conservationnw.org.

Letters to the Editor

Publishing Letters to the Editor in media outlets is an effective way to reach engaged citizens, decision-makers, and elected officials. Fire up your computer and write a letter on a regional conservation topic!

For LTE ideas, contacts, talking points, other help or more information, please contact communications@conservationnw.org.

Volunteers working to restore habitat near I-90 Wildlife Crossings. Photo: Alaina Kowitz