Volunteer opportunities: Restoration and conservation

If you are a student interested in the environment and sustainability, the beautiful Pacific Northwest is a great place to be! Volunteering can be an excellent way to check out the Seattle area, explore career possibilities, meet new people, and build a sense of community. You can also add volunteer experiences to your resume. There are a wide variety of restoration and conservation focused volunteer opportunities within the region, and the list below is a good place to start exploring:

Seattle Parks & Recreation

King Conservation District

The Nature Conservancy of Washington

Conservation Northwest

EarthCorps Restoration Projects

Nature Consortium

Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition

For a broader volunteer search, explore environmental opportunities on websites like VolunteerMatch,  Idealist,  or IloveSeattle.

Whether you have time to participate in a one time river clean-up, or an on-going, monthly park restoration project this summer – volunteering can provide a great first-hand look into sustainability related jobs and careers. Get out there and get involved in the #PNW

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Assistant Director & Career Coach