Volunteer with Bear-Paw!
25 years ago, a passionate group of local volunteers dedicated their time to establish Bear-Paw Regional Greenways.
Help us make the next 25 years of conservation a success!
At this time all of our volunteer opportunities will be held outside following social distancing guidelines or electronically via Zoom. Certain volunteer opportunities are necessarily limited by these restrictions. If you would like to sign up for a volunteer opportunity that is currently suspended, we will contact you when it resumes.
Board / Committee Member: Volunteers with a specific interest are welcome to join our Land Protection, Finance, Membership Development, and Outreach & Education committees. This is a monthly commitment to share your passion and expertise with Bear-Paw. All committee meetings are in the early evenings and will be held via Zoom until further notice.
Event Support: Event-specific assistance with outreach across the region, and helping to organize, set up, and run Bear-Paw events. [Temporarily suspended]
Office Administration: We can always use extra hands with in-office file organization, database entry, Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards, mailings, and more. [Temporarily suspended]
Stewardship / Monitoring: An opportunity to get outside and spend time helping to maintain your local lands. Assist with property and trail maintenance at special field day events, or become an Easement Monitor and make an annual commitment to walk a conservation easement property. Training is provided to ensure monitors understand their responsibilities.
Other ways in which you can volunteer your time:
Ambassador: Do you love to take photos? Bear-Paw can use your pictures to promote our beautiful region and the importance of land conservation. Photos are shared on our website and social media, with all credit to the photographer.
Citizen science: Keep track of the plants and animals you see on Bear-Paw properties using iNaturalist or eBird.
Leading walks: Bear-Paw hosts a number of walks on our conservation properties each year and we are always looking for enthusiastic leaders. The walks can be exploratory - good friends getting outside together - or they can also focus on a specific nature-related topic. If you have relevant experience you would like to share with others in the region, this is an excellent opportunity to do so.
Thank you for your support in protecting our region's water, wildlife, habitat, forests, and farmland. Our success is because of volunteers like you!