Volunteer with the Methow Conservancy!

The Methow Conservancy began as a volunteer organization and to this day supporters who donate their time and skills are essential to our conservation and education efforts!

Take a look at our upcoming volunteer activities, and stay tuned for a new calendar and registration feature!  To sign-up for anything listed, or to simply be included in volunteer update emails for future projects, contact Mary at mary@methowconservancy.org or 509-996-2870.

Help us keep the Methow Valley looking good.

At Home Work NOW. One volunteer needed to prepare “Good Neighbor Handbook” mailings.  This easy work involves putting several items in a large envelopes, sealing, labeling and stamping.  There are 50 addresses.  The work should take 1-2 hours and can be done at home or in our office.

April 28th & 29th: Arbor Day 2017 Community Tree Recovery Distribution Event at TwispWorks.  6 volunteers needed Friday the 28th, 10am-2pm (can split shift) to make small bundles of trees.  3-4 volunteers needed Saturday the 29th, 9am – Noon during the event.  On April 29th: trees are freely available for wildfire survivors of 2014 or 2015, 9:30-10:30am. Open to anyone, 10:30-Noon.   

May 2nd: Methow Conservancy “First Tuesday” Program, “Tides” with Jonathan White, 7:00-8:30pm, free, at the Winthrop Barn. 3-4 volunteers needed at 6:00pm to set-up chairs.

Friday, May 26th:  School Yard Science at Liberty Bell Elementary.  Work with Methow Conservancy Associate Director Sarah Brooks who leads our once-a-month “School Yard Science” program for 4th graders. 1-2 volunteers are needed for each session.  Choose from either the 10:30-11:45am class or the 12:45-2pm class.  Contact Sarah at sarah@methowconservancy.org or 509-996-2870 for more information. 

The new valley-wide VolunteerMethow.org website is ready for your browsing, testing and feedback!  See our volunteer tasks as well as those of numerous other organizations around the Methow.  All Methow Valley nonprofit and community organizations are invited to use this website to feature volunteer tasks and to promote involvement with their organizations. Each organization has a profile page where you can learn about who they are and what they do.  Find tasks using the calendar feature, or view tasks that match up with your favorite local causes and organizations, your unique skills, or what can be done at home on your own schedule.  Take a look and watch it grow in the coming months! 

Ongoing, our primary volunteer opportunities fall into the following categories:

Weeds & Native Plants table at the Farmer's Market.

Education: Love to teach and interact with people?  Assist with our 4th grade “schoolyard science” during the school year; help with our noxious weed booth at the Farmers’ Market; co-lead free flower, bird or weed walks in the spring; public events and more!

Field Work: Want to be outside and get dirty?  Restoration and stewardship activities fill our spring-fall schedule – join us to improve habitat on conservation easements and public land!  Pull barbed wire and weeds, collect native seeds and plant trees; maintain the small public garden next to our office, and much more!  We’ll hold regular work parties April-Oct!

Odds & Ends: all the other office stuff that we always need help with: posting posters; prepare mailings; graphic design, create a new display about our work, filing and archiving; writing, editing and proofreading (we are about to revise and reprint our Good Neighbor Handbook!); we’ve got it all and much of it can be done at home! 

ALSO, we welcome high school students for summer internships, community service work anytime or senior projects.

Click here to read about the Conservation Awards given to Methow Conservancy volunteers.

315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870