Berks Nature is always looking for volunteers to help with various activities in and around The Nature Place! Below is a list of a few ways to get involved…
Volunteer Opportunities & Committees
Interested in volunteering?
Berks Nature Ambassadors
Become a Berks Nature Ambassador! What does this mean? It means that you will receive basic training related to all of the good conservation work that we do. Upon completion of your training, you will officially become a volunteer Berks Nature Ambassador. Our Ambassadors are our trained volunteers that can help train others, lead projects, answer questions, and simply help enhance and protect the environment! Find out more HERE!
Berks Nature Watershed Associations
A watershed association is simply a group of people interested in protecting their local water resources. Watershed associations can include individual citizens, farmers, students, non-profit conservation organizations, and local and state government representatives. Learn more and get involved in one of our four watershed associations HERE!
The Executive Committee is responsible for acting during intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors and may exercise most powers vested in the Board. The Executive Committee is composed of the Chair, the Vice Chair, the Treasurer, the Secretary and immediate past Chair of the corporation, including, the President.
The Finance Committee is responsible for the overall direction and control of the finances of the organization. This committee monitors the annual audit progress. No member of the Investment/Finance Committee may be a full-time employee of any bank or trust company which serves as a trustee, investment manager custodian or agent to the corporation. Unless otherwise prohibited from serving by virtue of the above, the Treasurer of the corporation shall be a member of the Finance & Investment committee.
The Land Committee makes recommendations to the board regarding the acceptance of land or easements. Members of this committee consider long-term planning goals of the community as they discuss these important smart growth and conservation projects.
Community Engagement Committee
The Community Engagement Committee is responsible for participating in the establishment and implementation of an annual and long range plan for fundraising. Volunteers advise staff (and, at times, help implement) strategies on constituent outreach, annual membership campaign, attrition rate, and other fundraising projects as they arise. The Development Committee is also responsible for coordinating plans, outreach, and ideas in cooperation with the Marketing Committee of the organization; as needed, to advise on Berks Nature’s publicity and communications plans.