Volunteer with Us
Volunteer with Us
Our volunteers have fun, make friends, and make a huge difference. Whether you’re building trails, restoring wildlife habitat, helping with an event, or assisting in the office, we couldn’t do it without you. Want to learn about volunteer opportunities? Check out upcoming workdays on our calendar. Or sign up for our once-a-month volunteer email.
There are a wide range of volunteering options, including outdoor volunteer workdays, which are described below. We frequently need volunteers to help with:
- Trail building and maintenance
- Invasive plant removal
- Special events
- Tabling and outreach
- Office assistance
- Litter cleanups
- Conservation easement monitoring
- Water quality monitoring
Questions? If you’d like more information, or if you have specialized skills that you’d like to volunteer, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Track Your Volunteer Time
Please track your volunteer hours. This helps us in many ways, including securing grant funding to support our work. Here’s a link where you can log your hours.
Do you have a group that would like to volunteer with Conserving Carolina? We love working with groups. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Workdays
Join the Kudzu Warriors
The Kudzu Warriors are a group of dedicated volunteers who meet on Mondays to eradicate kudzu and other invasive plants at Norman Wilder Forest in Polk County. They’ve made a tremendous impact on this Conserving Carolina-owned nature preserve. Areas that were once a mat of kudzu vines are now lush with native vegetation. But the fight is not over, and we need your help!
The Kudzu Warriors meet at the Norman Wilder Forest parking area/trailhead off of Hwy 176, between Tryon and Saluda and work from 8:00 to 10:00 on Monday mornings. Tools are provided, but please bring water and a snack for yourself, dress appropriately, and wear work gloves. For more information, contact Pam Torlina at 828-859-5060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Rock Crushers
The Rock Crushers are a regular volunteer crew who meet work weekly workdays on Wednesdays to build and steward Conserving Carolina’s public hiking, biking, and climbing trails in the Hickory Nut Gorge. The Rock Crushers are a close knit group with a lot of energy. They move rocks, sling tools, dig tread, remove vegetation, and more—having fun while working hard. If you’re interested in joining a Rock Crushers workday, email our trails coordinator, Peter Barr at email@example.com.
Tryon Lot Workdays
Every Thursday, our volunteers get together at the lot next to the Tryon IGA, clearing invasive species and restoring native habitat. The goal is to clean up this close-to-town property so that it can be used as a recreational area, like a picnic space. We meet at the lot beside the IGA every Thursday at 8 AM. You can find more details about these workdays on our events calendar.
Friday Stewardship Workdays
We hold regular stewardship workdays on Fridays at a range of locations throughout our region, including nature preserves, working farms, and unique Appalachian bogs. At the end of the day, you can look back and see the difference you’ve made to restore vibrant habitats for native plants and wildlife! Check our calendar for upcoming workdays.
Friends of Brevard Area Trails
Volunteer with the Friends of Brevard Area Trails! We help to enhance local trails, including the Brevard greenways system and Bracken Mountain Preserve. Volunteer opportunities include breaking ground on new trails, maintaining trails, cleaning up litter, and otherwise enhancing trails, greenways, and blueways.
Transylvania French Broad River Stewards
The Transylvania French Broad River Stewards help keep the river beautiful, healthy, and a vibrant part of our local economy. Volunteer opportunities include river clean-ups and water quality monitoring. This grassroots group also holds the annual River Fest in Rosman, improve public access to the river, and alert paddlers when there are logjams or downed trees.