Volunteers are essential for our work to protect and conserve
critical natural landscapes that remain in North Texas. In
return, volunteers build new skills, take pride in protecting
the natural heritage of North Texas, and become part of a community
of like-minded people.
Apply your skills and experience working in field operations,
education, philanthropy, outreach, or office administration.
Opportunities range from one day to ongoing projects. For longer
endeavors, volunteers receive orientation and training. Read
more about current volunteer
opportunities. Then fill out a volunteer
application (pdf) and return it to us by fax or mail to
ensure you are matched with the best project possible.
You may also contact our Meadow Preserve Manager or our Volunteer Coordinator as appropriate.
For specific ways you can help, see:
- Join the Youth Council -
Connemara Conservancy is searching for students who are
passionate about nature and the environment to join its
Youth Advisory Council.
Stewardship - Opportunities for lawyers, appraisers,
biologists, environmental scientists, landscape architects,
master naturalists, and the general public.
Restoration & Education - Opportunities for educators,
natural scientists, master naturalists, and the general
- Graphic Design / Photography - Opportunities for
amateur and professional graphic designers and photographers.
Opportunities for all levels of marketers, advertisers,
communication specialists, and the general public.
- Philanthropy & Fundraising -
Opportunities for fundraising professionals and the general
Management -Opportunities for project managers and
the general public.
Administration - Opportunities for the general public.
Special opportunities also exist for earning Volunteer Hours if you are a Blackland Prairie Texas Master Naturalist (even if you are just a beginner in the annual class):
- We are trying to convert about 60 acres of Johnson and
Bermuda grass to native prairie grass. (This is a long-term, multi-stage, multi-year effort)
- We have a couple of "beetle" studies which will be kicking
off this late Winter and running through the Summer.
- We have a couple of "research" activities going on: one
focused on bringing harvester ants back to the Meadow and
the other bringing Bob White quail back.
- We are expanding our "nature" walks during our monthly
open houses and need guides for those. There has been talk
of having more open houses and/or just opening the Meadow
more often to the public and to do that we need volunteer
help - both greeters and guides.
- We need someone to help manage an overpopulation of young
- There are school groups, home school groups and Scouts
of all types that need guides and technical assistance while
in the Meadow.
- Our volunteer manager needs some help in dealing with
- We have a new wetlands/pond that needs some serious attention.
- We need help researching and writing grants so we can
expand our restoration efforts.
- Our outreach effort needs much more work and help.