The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land, 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide and worked on over 100 marine projects around the world. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.
I went on a hike with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) this summer at the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve in Lithonia Georgia. It was during their orientation for the LEAF internship program (Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future). On the hike I was able to meet the head volunteer coordinator Elise Cormier and learn about their LEAF internship program. The staff I worked with was prompt, polite, and informative. Everyone there had a passion for environmental sustainability and they poured this passion into their LEAF interns, who are high school students at a Magnet School for Environmental Sustainability.
I volunteered for this chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for 2 years. This is the best working environment I have ever had the chance to volunteer in. The staff are extremely friendly and take the extra effort to know you and involve you in their individual projects. The head volunteer coordinator, Elise, is especially committed to finding you a project you would truly be interested in and could make a significant impact through. TNC needs volunteers with skill sets in all kinds of fields, including marketing, design, management, policy, education, environmental field work, and many others. You also have the option to work at the main office or at one of the satellite offices depending on which is closest to you. You truly feel like the staff working here are here because they are passionate about TNC and its goals. I have made fantastic contacts and would gladly volunteer here again.