be a Force of Nature

Natural Lands’ Force of Nature® volunteer program is a way for you to support land conservation and connect people to the outdoors through strong dedication to Natural Lands. Force of Nature volunteers receive extensive training and leadership opportunities, and commit to serving 20 hours per year.

what you'll do

Force of Nature® trainees participate in a comprehensive, hands-on training and service experience that enables you to learn from Natural Lands staff experts, and then give back as a valuable volunteer.

The Class of 2018 training program includes five Saturday-afternoon sessions (1:00-5:00pm): February 10, February 24, March 10, March 24, April 7, 2018. You must attend at least 4 of 5 sessions. We cover a variety of land management, habitat restoration, native plant gardening, event support, and outreach messaging topics. Training features presentational workshops and service-learning projects. Program graduates apply their knowledge as long term volunteers with Natural Lands.

why choose Force of Nature

  • Hands-on land management training from Natural Lands’ expert staff.
  • A copy of our Land for Life stewardship handbook, and other handouts.
  • Access to exclusive continuing education opportunities.
  • Natural Lands membership.
  • Force of Nature gear including a T-shirt, nametag, and a ballcap after achieving 20 hours.
  • Recognition at Natural Lands annual volunteer spring celebration.
  • Ongoing support and education from Natural Lands staff.
  • Meet enthusiastic people who share similar interests.
  • Choice of myriad volunteer roles based on different interests and location.

ready to apply?

Force of Nature Class of 2018 applications are now available! Click on the weblink to proceed through the on-line process. It takes just a few minutes to register, answer a few questions, and let us know about yourself. Application deadline: November 1, 2017.

No need to wait until Force of Nature training to volunteer with Natural Lands! Come out and join one of our upcoming volunteer events.

If you have any questions, contact Debbie Beer.

Program fee (including new membership) is $150, payable to Natural Lands at the first day of training. For current Natural Lands members, the program fee is $100. A limited number of scholarships are available if the fee presents a hardship.