Volunteer

IT’S FIELD SEASON!


Check this page regularly (or sign up for our volunteer emails) for work day schedules, unscheduled field work that will need to get done, volunteer application, descriptions of volunteer needs, and thoughts about working with your employee volunteer program.

Field season means fun stuff like trail maintenance, sign installation, property monitoring, and leading hikes and events.  If you have any of those skills, we need you!

If you’re interested in office organization systems, helping us host events, addressing and stamping envelopes (woo!), systematically tagging photos and the like, get a hold of us! We’d love to have you hang out in the office with us or to give you something to fidget with while you watch a movie at home!

 

Volunteers needed for the Second Annual Chocolay Bayou Paddle Classic Sept 25th! We need help planning, setting up, running the event, taking down…you get it! Call (906)225-8067 to volunteer for an hour, two hours, the whole day…whatever you can! More Details here.

The Chocolay Bayou Preservers are a team of volunteers who meet at a local brewery every three Thursdays at 5:30pm to organize around the needs of the Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve. Feel free to stop in and join us for a local brew and some Preserving!


Please email uplc@uplandconservancy.org if you are interested in joining our team of volunteers and continue to check this page for upcoming volunteer events.

Click here to fill out a volunteer profile

(complete with waivers! Hooray!) and turn it back in to us so that we are sure to get a hold of you when opportunities arise that you are interested in!

All times/dates are subject to change due to weather. RSVPs are highly recommended so that we can get a hold of you if times/meeting places change due to weather.

UPCOMING WORK DATES

No dates announced at this time. Keep looking or call to be alerted!

Tory’s Woods Interpretive Sign Installation and Trail signing:

TBD, likely late summer or early fall. Signs are still in progress–got an eye for design? Let me know if you want to help edit!

Vielmetti-Peters Interpretive Sign Installation and Trail signing:

TBD, likely late summer or early fall. Signs are still in progress–got an eye for design? Let me know if you want to help edit! Sign production is fully funded by the spring trail race that was held on on May 20th! Thanks everyone who helped with the trails!


Specific non-field volunteer opportunities:

Entering data from Breeding Bird Surveys at the Debelak Reserve into Excel so we can compare the last 10 years! Est. Time: 1-2 hours, can be done remotely. Requires MS Word, Excel.

-Proofreading and editing publications! UPLC is rolling out lots of new outreach materials! Interpretive signage on hiking trails, informational handouts and brochures,  and newsletters all need to be triple-checked before being released into the wild…Est. Time: varies based on publication (and how much coffee was consumed prior to writing). Requires MS Word, PDF reader or Publisher preferred but not necessary.