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Become a Volunteer

Morgan Duke Conservation Society / Become a Volunteer

Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Morgan Duke Conservation Society. We are always in need of volunteers who can help maintain and preserve the natural resources and the environment in the Adirondack Preserves, Catskill Preserves, and other places in New York State. When you become a volunteer with Morgan Duke Conservation Society you have a positive impact on the environment, natural resources, habitats, and ecosystems in New York State and you learn about the state wildlife and ecosystems. As a volunteer, you will even acquire new skills and gain new experiences. What’s more, you will be recognized for your volunteering service.

We are looking for anyone at any age who would like to help maintain and preserve the natural resources and the environment – businesses and their employees are also welcome to join! Many of our volunteer fields include Community Outreach Coordinators and Conservation Field Volunteers. The best part is that you can sign up for multiple volunteer titles. 

Once you sign up to become a volunteer, you will receive notification of scheduled volunteer meet-up days. You can RSVP by email or by going to our website and letting us know if you can attend.When you become a volunteer, you will also get a volunteer handbook explaining more about the organization and how it operates. You will also be assigned a supervisor.

Our Conservation Field Volunteers help maintain many places in New York State and most of our work is done on state land. Right now, we are helping maintain and preserve the natural resources in the Hudson River Special Management Area by picking up litter, painting outhouses and picnic tables, and planting trees. We also help at Peekamoose Blue Hole,including Vernooy Kill State Forest, by picking up litter and painting.

 

Conservation Field Volunteer

 

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Morgan Duke Conservation Society – we would be glad to have you as apart of our organization! Our volunteers make a great impact on the region by protecting and preserving the natural resources and the environment. Once you fill out the form below, we will email you or mail you an application packet, which will include three forms to fill out.

 

Our Conservation Field work is mostly done on state land under an NYSDEC Volunteer Stewardship Agreement that Morgan Duke Conservation Society signed with NYSDEC. When you sign up as a volunteer you will be asked to fill out an NYSDEC individual volunteer application. All volunteers who work under the NYSDEC Volunteer Stewardship Agreement are provided with the same liability and workers’ compensation protection as salaried state employees. 

 

From the NYSDEC website: As volunteers in this Program, participants are provided with the same liability and workers’ compensation protection as salaried state employees, as long as they are acting within the scope and terms of the Agreement and comply with the Department’s guidelines for use of volunteers.

 

Thank you once again for joining our organization.

 

NYSDEC Individual Volunteer Application (PDF)

Please Note: Please discard the information on the application where it states a photocopy of the volunteer’s driver license must be attached.

Please mail the form to: Morgan Duke Conservation Society P.O. Box 186 Walden, NY 12586