Academy of Nat. Sciences
Through all its programs, the academy communicates and interprets the wonder and excitement of the natural world, and seeks to stimulate concern and responsibility toward the earth and its many life forms. Volunteers have been an integral part of this since the Academy’s founding in 1812. numerous positions are available here including educational, research & library science experience. Training is available. Long term commitment is necessary. There is an internship available in the publication office for journalism.
Contact: Lois Kuter 215-299-1029
Adopt a Highway
In order to rid state highways of litter and to improve the environment, the department has established an anti-litter program known as “Adopt a Highway”, in which volunteer groups adopt a state highway, or portion thereof near their community, in order to pick up litter.
Contact: Roseanne Elliot 610-275-2368
Training is required for volunteers to be involved in various jobs such as working with animals, trails and land management. Elementary and Adult? Office work is also needed. Clean up project? Internship?
Cool It’s mission is to establish environmentally sound practices on college campuses by promoting leadership and action within the campus community. Realizing the importance of diversity, Coot It! Strives to include all peoples in working towards environmental solutions, and encourages joint campus and community project.
Contact: Lisa Maloney 202-797-5468.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities, from gardening and maintenance to research and education. Fund raising and grant writing are also possibilities.
Contact: Brenda Reigle 215-646-1595.
The arboretum needs help with special events, mailings and their projects including the Fall Festival.
Contact: Kim Kreston 215-572-7269.
Natural Organic Farmers Association of New Jersey
NOFA-NJ provides a list of organic farms in New Jersey area that offer educational experience, as well as small allowance and room and board, in exchange for labor. Training includes soil fertility, crop planning, field work, pest control, equipment maintenance, animal care, and marketing strategies. Seminars are also available from Rutgers University. Apprenticeships only.
Contact: Emily Gross 609-737-6848.
Wissahickon Water Shed
Wissahickon is looking for volunteers to help with county clean-ups, trail repairs, reforestation and restoration, wildlife, and outreach.
Contact: David Bower 215-843-8753.