Volunteer

Make a Difference by Volunteering with TLC

Group of people hiking in North Carolina conservatory. Find volunteer opportunities near you.

Please visit our VolunteerHub page to create a profile if you are interested in volunteering with TLC.

Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate/Group Workdays

Throughout the year, we organize groups of volunteers for outdoor service days that last anywhere from 2- 6 hours. This is a great way to get outside as a group and support TLC’s mission. Please complete the TLC Group Volunteer Request form to share information with our team. If you are a corporate group, please review our corporate engagement volunteer policies before filling out the form to submit your request. 

Please allow up to 2 weeks for our team to review your request.  Requests must be received a minimum of 30 days in advance of your requested date. Requested workdays are subject to availability and needs at our properties.

Conservation Corps

Volunteers preserve and improve the physical and biological components of TLC’s Nature preserves. The Conservation Corps is led by TLC staff and meets regularly to carry out trail construction and maintenance, invasive species monitoring and control, basic construction and woodworking projects, general landscaping, property and equipment maintenance, and garden construction and management. We host workdays both on the eastern and western side of the Triangle, most commonly at our Williamson and Brumley Nature Preserves. If you’d like to learn more, create a profile on TLC’s VolunteerHub page and sign up for advertised Conservation Corps opportunities.

TriWild

TLC’s extensive network of preserves are some of the most critical native ecosystems in the Triangle area. The key to maintaining those ecosystems is the removal of invasive species. TriWild is TLC’s program dedicated to invasive species removal. With an initial focus on Brumley South, volunteers take up loppers, saws, extractors and good old elbow grease every Saturday to remove privet, wisteria, tree of heaven, multiflora rose, olive and more. This effort makes it possible for native species to survive and then flourish. Volunteers come away excited about the impact they can have and inspired to do more to heal their beautiful planet. If you’d like to learn more, create a profile on TLC’s VolunteerHub page and sign up for advertised TriWild opportunities.

Trail Guides

Do you want to lead official TLC hikes and programs at our preserves? First, you need to become a TLC Trail Guide! We generally offer training in the early Fall and Spring each year. As a bonus, these hours can now count towards your NC Environmental Educators Certificate! Help our Education and Outreach team connect people with nature through hikes and programs at each of our preserves. Email our Volunteer and Outreach Associate, Amaya Horner, at [email protected] for more information and upcoming opportunities.

Site Stewards and Easement Monitors

Site Stewards assist in the stewardship of TLC properties by walking the trails and boundaries of our preserves, doing light maintenance during these walks, and reporting on conditions to the TLC’s stewardship staff. Easement Monitors help our staff with yearly requirements to monitor our eased properties throughout the Triangle. Email our Sr. Education and Outreach Manager, Kayla Ebert, at [email protected] for more information and upcoming opportunities.

Find a TLC Nature Preserve Near You