Make a Lasting DIFFERENCE Out Here

Volunteer with Wildands Conservancy! Make a lasting difference for the great outdoors we know and love right here in the greater Lehigh Valley.

Give the Gift of Time

Under the direction of the Wildlife Education & Animal Care Manager, assist in the care, keeping, and feeding of Wildlands Conservancy’s sought-after animal ambassadors.These amazing creatures help educate thousands of school students and community members about the value of nature in the greater Lehigh Valley.

Animal ambassadors include native raptors like owls and hawks, small mammals like opossums and rabbits, amphibians like toads and frogs, reptiles like snakes, plus small birds, and an array of arthropods like insects and spiders.

Animal care is a great volunteer opportunity for experienced adults, or those curious to learn high animal care standards, processes, and protocol. This opportunity is best suited for adults who can commit 4-6 hours each weekday, over a 6-month period.

Share your time and talent with us by taking part in our exciting corporate volunteer opportunities! Team volunteering is a great way to get out of the office and get out into nature. You will make a lasting difference in the future of our cherished greenspaces. You will make lifelong memories, and you will strengthen the power of your team!

To learn more about our team volunteering programs, contact us.

Environmental Educators in Training (EEIT), under the direction of the Senior Environmental Educator, help bring Wildlands Conservancy’s 11-week nature discovery summer camp to life for children as young as 3 to students in grades 6+.

EEITs ready classrooms for crafts and games, organize equipment like binoculars and microscopes, and contribute to a fun learning experience for our summer campers.

Being an EEIT is a great volunteer opportunity for students aged 14 or older who enjoy spending time outdoors and working with children.

Volunteer Lehigh River safety guides, under the direction of the Senior Environmental Educator, help guide Wildland Conservancy’s privately booked Bike & Boat Adventures trips with school groups, corporate teams, and scout and community groups.

Lehigh River safety guide is a great volunteer opportunity for active individuals with paddling experience. It’s a good fit for individuals who enjoy working outdoors, and working with a diversity of individuals and abilities.

Private Bike & Boat Adventures trips are offered May through October. Volunteer Lehigh River safety guides assist with safety, paddling instruction, environmental education, and trip logistics. Most private trips are 4 hours.

Wildlands Conservancy’s Stream Team meets Friday mornings, June through September, to help maintain riparian buffer zones (areas planted with native trees, grasses, and shrubs) along creeks and streams in the Lehigh and Northampton Counties. This involves weeding to remove invasive plant species and inspecting and replacing tree tubes used to protect young trees.

Stream Team is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals, college students, and community groups. Volunteers are encouraged to register for multiple dates and locations.

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and scouting-like youth programs are a natural fit for volunteering with Wildlands Conservancy.

If you’re a troop leader seeking a group opportunity for a service project or you’re a scout endeavoring to earn major merit awards, like the Silver and Gold Awards or the rank of Eagle Scout, let’s talk! We are eager to support you, and we look forward to you supporting our Wildlands’ conservation and education mission.


In 2023, our volunteers helped advance our mission- protecting and restoring critical natural areas and creating a legacy of a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations.

Hours Spent Volunteering
Trees Planted