Volunteer

Join Us!
We are always looking for volunteers to help us design, implement and evaluate our programs.

How Much Time Do You Have?

If you believe in our mission and are ready to help, here are ways to get involved, even if you’ve only got a minute to spare.

One Minute: Check your tire pressure.   Keeping your tires properly inflated can help you save money, save lives, and save the environment.  Every year, drivers waste billions of dollars — and more than a billion gallons of gas — because of under-inflated tires.

One Hour:  Read a Green Earth Award winning book to a child. Click here to see a list of these award winning books.

One Day: Help out on the course or at the auction for our Annual Eco-Golf Classic on April 26, 2013.

One Week: Become part of the train-the-trainer program for the toolkit to introduce the multi-media games about the environment to schools and youth groups throughout our region.

                                                                                                             

“The Nature Generation draws on the expertise of its hundreds of volunteers to make a difference in this critical area. I also get what I call my greatest day of the year — spending time in a high school classroom teaching and interacting with really smart kids on the issues surrounding energy and climate change issues. It is so rewarding!”

- The Nature Generation Volunteer

                                                                                                             

 

More Opportunities

Read Green

  Education on Energy and the Environment Toolkit

  • Become part of the train-the-trainer program for the toolkit to introduce the multi-media games about the environment to schools and youth groups throughout our region.
  • Lead these games for classes and youth groups.

Chapman DeMary Trail

  • Participate in trail clean-up and plantings.
  • Provide support to students with printing of trail brochures.
  • Join us for free nature walks and school field trips on the trail.
  • Research websites where the trail could be listed (visitors bureaus, trail or nature walk listings, nature destinations, environmental education destinations) to help promote the trail and encourage more people to use it.
  • Research existing lessons and activities for outdoor classrooms that may be used on the trail (such as Project Learning Tree, Project Wet, Project Wild, and American Forest Foundation).

 Outreach and Development 

  • Write speaking points and create presentations for speakers.
  • Go to schools and organizations to talk about environmental topics and careers.
  • Attend community events to represent and promote NatGen and its programs.
  • Review, write, and/or locate grant opportunities.

Eco-Golf Classic and Charity Auction

  • Volunteer the day of the event (Friday, April 26, 2013) with a range of activities from helping out on the course to supporting the live auction.
  • Join the auction team, helping to secure, package and set-up items.
  • Organize a foursome at your office to play at our Greater Washington Eco-Golf Classic

 

 

Join the NatGen Team!

Meet volunteer coordinator Rhonda Jackson, an Advisory Board member who has been with The Nature Generation since its inception.  A familiar face at many of our events, you may see her pitching in to help with everything from passing out environmental education literature to registering golfers at the annual Eco-Golf Classic.

If you are interested in joining the NatGen Team, contact Rhonda at rjackson@NatGen.org.   She’ll keep you updated on volunteer activities like happy hours, fundraising events, and trail activities.