Below you’ll find special opportunities to volunteer to improve our national forests that require special skills. If you’re a partner organization, you can submit a new listing here.
Habitat Volunteer Needed
SAQF members, other volunteers and USFWS planted 96 quail friendly shrubs at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.
These plants needs to be watered once or twice a week to establish a good start prior to monsoon. The refuge is planning to do this on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 2 May. Even an hour or so on one day will help.
We saw both Gambels and Masked Bobwhite in the area when we were out planting.
DIRECTIONS FROM TUCSON:
If you are coming from Tucson and going down W Ajo hwy (highway 86) you will turn left at Three Points onto highway 286 then proceed south until you reach Secundino Rd at mile 15 and a half and the road will be on your left or to the east.
DIRECTIONS FROM GREEN VALLEY:
If you are coming from Green Valley/ Arivaca area, you will go south on route I-19 then get off at exit 48 to get on to Arivaca Rd. Go through Arivaca and continue on Arivaca Sasabe Rd until you reach highway 286 then make a right turn and go to mile 15 an a half and Secundino Rd will be to the east.
Please contact Rebecca Chester at email@example.com or (505) 270-1492 if you are able to help. You can sign up for future dates.
Pima County Native Plant Nursery Volunteer
The Nursery provides a valuable service to the County by propagating, nurturing and supplying native plants for street divides and other public spaces. They also rescue native plants (primarily succulents) from public and private property destined for development.
For a couple hours each week, you can assist the staff in virtually every required function on site from watering, planting, up potting (bumping) to preparation for delivery to project sites. This is definitely NOT volunteer “busy work” but rather necessary help for their very small paid staff.
In addition to general volunteer satisfaction, you have a concentrated opportunity to learn about virtually every Arizona Uplands native plant. You also gain a tremendous amount from discussions with professional botanists, horticulturists, and irrigation specialists
Urban-to-Wild Intern – Tucson, AZ
Wilderness Society is looking for a summer intern to work in Tucson on an emerging Urban-to-Wild program expansion here. The Tucson Outreach and Engagement Intern position is an exciting new internship that will focus on assessing growth opportunities for The Wilderness Society’s Urban to Wild (U2W) program in the Tucson metro area, a new policy and advocacy program focused on exploring options for multiple-organizational government/NGO opportunities to increase urban park and community/streetscape amenities and access to nearby public lands; including closing gaps and addressing inequities in the region’s parks and open space network and facilitating connections to nature via creative transit and policy solutions within our growing urban centers and to public lands and wilderness beyond. Please see the website for details and how to apply.
Volunteer Coordinator for Coronado National Forest
The Volunteer Coordinator is a volunteer position assisting the Forest Partnership and Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist the Coronado National Forest in implementing, tracking and improving a successful volunteer program. Some of the duties include tracking and reporting volunteer hours, activities, awards, and training; writing social media posts and content about volunteer projects and success stories; participating in volunteer activities at the various districts; developing a library of volunteer job descriptions and job risk assessments; and more.
Volunteer applicant should be familiar with MS Office and pass a background security clearance. We ask that volunteers contribute a minimum of 8 hours per month.
Please visit: VOLUNTEER.GOV webpage to learn more and apply: https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=21575
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