Volunteer Coordinator: Lisa Bright, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 764-4830
Description of Volunteer Opportunities/Responsibilities:
Our volunteers help run our Wild Plant Nursery, where we're growing over 200 native plant species, all from seed that we ourselves collect from local forests and meadows. Nursery tasks generally involve watering, transplanting, and weeding.
Our volunteers help restore degraded forest in local parks, plant native vegetation along stream banks, and develop various native-plant gardens for schools and parks in the DC area.
Number of Volunteers: 500 + in 2009
Types of Volunteers Needed: Adult-individual; Adult-group; Teen (13 and up)-individual; Teen (13 and up)-group; Youth (12 and under)-individual; Youth (12 and under)-group; Family; Holiday
Training Requirements: None
Hours Needed: Weekday; Weekend Day; Other. The field schedule on our website indicates the dates and times of our field events, which are generally on weekends. If volunteers are interested in helping at our nursery during the week, they should contact Lisa Bright.
Easily Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes
Volunteer Center Affiliations: Greater DC Cares; Volunteer Fairfax
Ideas for a Team or Group Activity: We regularly host corporate events on our larger work sites. Corporate volunteer tasks would be similar to our typical volunteer tasks, only on a larger scale. We may develop special projects based on the number of volunteers available, but they would still be helping to restore degraded riparian areas through invasive plant management and/or installing native vegetation.