Volunteer Opportunities: Conservation

Protect Nature …

Stewardship creates a highly rewarding, long-term bond between people, wildlife, wild places and gardens. Help keep our natural areas natural.

  • Do good for yourself and for the planet
  • Learn about the many plants, trees and wildlife at Holden.
Conservation volunteer helping to monitor the blue bird nests at Holden

 

Opportunity

Time of Year

Preparation

Commitment

Description

Volunteer Land Steward

(outside)

Spring

Summer

Fall

  • Ability to engage in moderate outdoor activity
  • Steward Training held in Spring
  • On-the-job training
2-4 hrs per session; frequency varies depending on chosen area (weekdays or weekends) Promote biodiversity by helping to monitor and control, by hand or chemically, non-native invasive plant species in a Holden natural area.

Bluebird Project Trail Monitor

(outside)

Spring

Summer

  • Ability to engage in moderate outdoor activity
  • Annual kick-off meeting (4 hrs)
  • On-the-job training

2 hrs per week for at least 1 season

(weekdays or weekends)

Monitor bluebird trail consisting of 12-20 bluebird boxes, accurately record observations, clean nests as necessary

Bluebird Project Data Entry

(inside)

Summer

Fall

Winter

  • Computer literacy
  • Annual kick-off meeting (4 hrs)
  • On-the-job training

2-4 hrs per week for at least 1 season

(weekdays or weekends)

Enter trail data accurately into computer/on-line

Bluebird Project Bander

(outside)

Spring

Summer

  • Experience helpful
  • Ability to engage in moderate outdoor activity
  • Annual kick-off meeting (4 hrs)
  • On-the-job training

2 hrs per week for at least 1 season

(weekdays or weekends)

Band young birds, record and report banding information, responsible for 2-4 trails

Bluebird Project

Box Maintenance

(outside)

Spring

Summer

  • Ability to engage in moderate outdoor activity
  • Annual kick-off meeting (4 hrs)
  • On-the-job training

1 hr per week

or as needed

(weekdays or weekends)

Repair bluebird boxes as necessary