Volunteer with Us!
Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available. W can tailor jobs to fit your skills and time-constraints. Training will be provided when necessary.
Bear-Paw’s founders were volunteers and volunteers still play a critical role today. Bear-Paw relies on the volunteer efforts of people like you to get the job done! Volunteers staff our board and committees, support our special events, monitor our properties, and help with other Bear-Paw activities. We can tailor jobs to fit your skills and training will be provided when necessary. Many people volunteer their time each year to Bear-Paw and we hope you can be one of them.
A great way to get involved is to attend a Board or Committee meeting to see what’s going on – contact the office at email@example.com or 603-463-9400 to see when the next meetings are scheduled!
Board and Committee Members
Volunteers are always needed to serve on committees and the Board of Directors. It involves meeting time as well as work outside of meetings, but the reward is being part of a worthwhile cause you believe in. It’s one thing to be part of an organization like Bear-Paw by being a member, but it’s a whole different and richer experience to be involved in helping set the direction and work of such an organization!
Bear-Paw has three primary committees: Membership Development, Outreach and Education, and Land Protection. Here's a brief description of each committee:
Membership Development Committee (MDC) – The MDC oversees the membership development and fundraising activities of Bear-Paw. The Membership Development Committee helps develop fundraising policies for the board, create the annual development plan, oversee fund raising strategies, and evaluate fundraising campaigns. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of most months at 5:00 pm.
Outreach and Education Committee (OEC) – The OEC oversees the outreach and education programs of Bear-Paw. The Outreach and Education Committee helps develop, implement, and evaluate programs that connect people with Bear-Paw and the natural world. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 4:30 pm.
Land Protection and Stewardship Committee (LPC) – The LPC oversees the land protection activities of Bear-Paw. The Land Protection Committee help develop land protection policies, evaluate conservation projects. The LPC also oversees the annual monitoring of all easements and preservers held by Bear-Paw. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of most months at 4:30 pm.
You can be an ambassador for land conservation in southeastern NH by joining the Bear-Paw Crew! As part of the Bear-Paw Crew, you will be paired with experienced Bear-Paw volunteers to staff the Bear-Paw booth at events across our region - Old Home Days, town fairs, retail openings, and other special events. Your mission is to strike up conversations with your neighbors about Bear-Paw and why you care about conservation.
Volunteer Land Steward
Bear-Paw is seeking volunteers to join its Volunteer Land Steward program. If you enjoy being outside and want to help improve conserved lands in your neighborhood, this is the job for you. Land Stewards are assigned to a Bear-Paw property and paired with a more experienced Bear-Paw volunteer to act as a "steward" for that property.
Volunteer Land Stewards will receive free training in basic outdoors skills, including map reading, basic compass skills, and how to be safe outdoors. Land Stewards will also be paired with an experienced Bear-Paw volunteer for one-on-one training on how to steward the particular property assigned to them.