Volunteer picking up trash along the Blue River. © Katie Hawk

Stories in Oklahoma

Volunteer in Oklahoma

Join the dedicated team of volunteers making a difference in Oklahoma!

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer efforts. The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is our top priority.

We are following the direction of the Oklahoma Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control related to COVID-19. We are evaluating each of our annual volunteer events on a case-by-case basis, rescheduling or cancelling as needed, and when we are holding events, we are introducing practices to keep everyone safe from coronavirus.

Please indicate your interest in a volunteer event by filling out the registration and we will get in touch with details.

How To Sign Up

Step 1: The first step to becoming a volunteer is to sign up by completing this online form to provide us with your contact information, special skills and interests. Once completed, you will receive Oklahoma’s monthly e-newsletter, which provides news on upcoming volunteer needs.

Step 2: Find an upcoming event.

Volunteers picking up trash
Fun At Work Volunteer removing fencing along Blue River © By Katie Hawk
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Girl holding crawfish
Discovering Nature During a trip at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve a girl finds a crawfish crawling along the road. © Larissa Balzer/TNC
× Girl holding crawfish

In the Field

The Oklahoma program operates preserves throughout the state and the staff has ongoing management, surveillance, biological survey, and monitoring projects. Current projects include: 

  • Butterfly, bird and bat monitoring
  • Vegetation sampling
  • Fence construction
  • Litter pickup
  • Trail maintenance
  • Painting
  • Plant and animal inventories
  •  Seed Collection

At the Tallgrass Prairie

The Tallgrass Prairie Docent Program staffs the Preserve's visitor center at the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, OK. Docent training is held each winter and the visitor center is open from mid March through mid December.

Special Events

Volunteers are occasionally needed for special events.

Donate Surplus Equipment

If you have surplus equipment, you can help with the restoration and maintenance of Oklahoma's preserves!

Team work makes the dream work! We appreciate and value the contributions of time, effort, and special skills which you, as a volunteer, bring to The Nature Conservancy. Your actions increase the organization's ability to protect the natural heritage of Oklahoma.


For more information, contact Larissa Balzer, 405-858-8557.

Volunteering for Nature (3:03) Josh and Marguerite's volunteer experience with TNC has opened their children’s eyes to a whole new world.