Eco-Volunteer Opportunites in the US

Eco-Volunteer Opportunites in the US
Volunteering is a great way for anyone interested in furthering eco-conscious efforts to help support their cause. A variety of opportunities are available throughout the United States with activities ranging from trail building to wildlife tracking. Whether you're interested in a single day of work or an entire volunteer vacation, you can find a distinct opportunity to get your hands dirty and support eco-friendly causes.

WWOOF

World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is an international organization designed to help share information on sustainable and organic living with volunteers. WWOOF has more than 40 member organizations serving countries all over the world. The U.S. branch of WWOOF charges $20 for membership as of 2010. Members have access to a listing of more than 1,000 organic farms across the country. Once a member has found a farm where he is interested in volunteering, the member simply contacts the farm and makes arrangements. Volunteers will provide an extra set of hands on the farm and in return receive free room and board throughout their stay.

WWOOF -- USA
P.O. Box 1098
Philmont, N.Y. 12565
831-425-3276
WWOOFusa.org

Continental Divide Trail Alliance

The Continental Divide Trail Alliance is dedicated to completing the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, running 3,100 miles from Mexico to Canada through the Rocky Mountain region. The goal of this public, backcountry trail is to provide access to America's unspoiled natural lands. Volunteers can sign up for trail building projects all along the trail. Activities include building and maintaining the trail, bridges, kiosks, signs and trailheads. Participation in the project is free though some training may require a fee. Volunteers must bring their own camping/backpacking equipment and some of the trips require volunteers to bring their own food. No previous experience is necessary for this activity.

Continental Divide Trail Alliance
1200 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401
303-278-3177
CDTrail.org

Sky Island Alliance

The Sky Island Alliance is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the native species and habitats of Arizona's Sky Islands region. Volunteers can help the alliance by providing a day or weekend of their time and effort. Activities include documenting illegal roads on the land and monitoring native species in the inter-mountain corridors. Events are scheduled every month of the year. Training workshops are provided for volunteers interested in long-term wildlife tracking projects.

Sky Island Alliance
300 E University Blvd., Suite 270
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-624-7080
SkyIslandAlliance.org

Article Written By Mandi Rogier

Mandi Rogier is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about a wide range of topics. As a previous employee of Walt Disney World, she enjoys writing travel articles that make use of her extensive knowledge of Orlando theme parks.

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