Volunteer with Us

A group of TNC staff and volunteers standing with tools in a forest.
Baraboo Hills volunteer crew: A group of volunteers after a work day. © Caleb Klima / TNC

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy and making a difference for Wisconsin’s lands and waters.

We host volunteer events on our nature preserves year-round. Help control invasive species, plant trees and restore forests, maintain trails, and more.

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, scroll through the sections or select a tab that will take you directly to a specific topic. If you have questions, you can reach us at WIVolunteer@tnc.org

Volunteer for nature in Wisconsin

Volunteer for nature in Wisconsin Volunteers plant trees, collect native seeds, pull invasive species, and more.

Opportunities Across the State

  • At our Baraboo Hills preserves northwest of Madison in Sauk County, work days are held on the first Saturday of every month, along with most Wednesdays. Contact Sherren Clark (sclark99@outlook.com or 608-225-2974) to join the email list for Baraboo volunteer work parties.

  • Work days at our preserves on the Door Peninsula are held in partnership with the Door County Land Trust, typically every Tuesday. For more information, contact our Northeast Wisconsin office at 920-743-8695 or khagenow@tnc.org.

  • Our Mukwonago River Watershed preserves are located in Walworth and Waukesha Counties in southeast Wisconsin. Contact our office at 262-642-7276 or brian.miner@tnc.org to inquire about upcoming opportunities or get on the volunteer list.

  • We have opportunities for volunteers to join our crew on controlled burns to improve habitat. Training is required, and we can help connect volunteers to training opportunities. To learn more, contact WIvolunteer@tnc.org

  • Waubesa Wetlands preserve is located just south of Madison.

    Work days are held on the first Friday of each month through the DNR State Natural Areas volunteer program

If you’d like to speak up for nature on important state and federal policy and funding issues related to our lands and waters, sign up for our Nature News email newsletter and watch this page for important Action Alerts.

Community Science Opportunities

Volunteer online or from a yard or park near you! Better yet, share your observations taken at one of our preserves in Wisconsin! Here are a few suggested programs for you and your family to get involved with and contribute to community science.

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    You can choose a tree or plant in your yard or neighborhood. Record how it changes and grows through the season and submit your observations. Start observing

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    Journey North

    Help track the migration of animals like monarch butterflies and robins by recording sightings near you. Check out the amazing maps of animal movements. Get started

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    Contribute to projects from your computer. We especially recommend DNR’s Snapshot Wisconsin project, where you can sort through and help identify trail camera photos of animals. Discover, teach and learn

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    Wisconsin First Detector Network

    Learn about invasive species in Wisconsin and help spot and report them in neighborhoods or parks near you. Online training is available. Take action against invasive species

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    Search for more citizen science projects in your location or interest area from a large database. Help advance scientific research

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