Local organizations that welcome volunteers:

  • Appalachian Trail – Build shelters, monitor the trail corridor, protect rare plants, develop management plans for individual sections.
  • Camphill Village – Improve the lives of adults with developmental differences by helping with biodynamic gardening, tending livestock, and farm chores.
  • Cary Institute – Map aquatic vegetation from a kayak, monitor native plant communities, educate kids.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension, Columbia Greene – Nature based volunteer opportunities.
  • Hawthorne Valley – Take biological field inventories, study native bees, identify bat calls, help in the native plant garden.
  • Scenic Hudson – Maintain and monitor trails, become a citizen scientist, more.