Volunteer with Bear-Paw!
In 1995, a passionate group of volunteers dedicated their time to establish Bear-Paw Regional Greenways.
Help us continue that work by volunteering today!
Conservation Easement Monitoring: Become a Volunteer Monitor and make annual visits to a conservation easement property. Training is provided to ensure monitors are comfortable and understand their responsibilities.
Stewardship: Assist with trail building, invasive plant removal, and more at staff-led events on Bear-Paw's preserves.
Office Administration: Help us with file organization, database entry, mailings, and more. Office admin help can be done in person or remotely based on your comfort level & task.
Board / Committee Member: Volunteers with a specific interest or area of expertise are welcome to join our Land Protection & Stewardship, 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 may be held in person or on Zoom.
Event Support: Event-specific assistance with outreach across the region, and helping to organize, set up, and run Bear-Paw events.
Other ways you can volunteer your time:
Ambassador: Do you love to take photos or videos? Bear-Paw is always looking for media to promote our beautiful region and the importance of land conservation. Photos may be 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 preserves 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 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!