Whether you donate, advocate, or volunteer, you can help make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work, and play.
Join an Affinity Group
Affinity Groups are made up of individuals linked by a common interest or purpose who gather together to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge in furtherance of their work. Don’t see an affinity group addressing your interests or needs? Consider volunteering to help start a new one. Contact Carol Grayshaw at [email protected] to discuss.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Community. Provides a forum for people to share experiences, learn about and advance effective practices, and identify opportunities to individually and collectively promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in conservation work and organizations. Learn more.
EAC Network. Open to current and former environmental advisory council members, municipal officials, and those interested in starting an EAC in their community. Contact [email protected] for more information.
GIS for Conservation Network. Open to staff of conservation organizations who use Geographic Information Systems on a regular basis. Contact Irina Beal at [email protected] for more information.
Open Space Program Network. Open to people volunteering on, staffing, or assisting local government open space programs. Contact Lina Berón Echavarría at [email protected] for more information.
DRW Land Protection Group. Open to land trust and government staff working in land protection in the Delaware River Watershed in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The group helps individuals share information, assess and improve practices, collaborate, identify and access existing technical resources, determine needs for the development of new guidance and resources, and explore other opportunities to advance land protection. Contact Sara Painter at [email protected] for more information.
The Land Stewardship Network. Open to stewardship professionals and land stewards, the networks aims to foster communication between fellow land stewards and advance land stewardship in Pennsylvania. Contact Carol Grayshaw at [email protected] for more information.
Conference and Event Volunteers
Assist WeConservePA staff, ensuring that training events run smoothly. Volunteers may choose to serve at the registration desk, as classroom volunteers, or in A/V support. Anyone can volunteer; contact Carol Grayshaw at [email protected] for more information.
DEIJ Community Organizing Body
Led by facilitator Marcelo Bonta, the DEIJ Community Organizing Body serves as the planning body for the DEIJ Community and broader conservation community. This group focuses on co-creation and building power together. Learn more.
EAC Network Planning Committee
EAC Network Planning Committee members assist with planning networking and training events, and with the development and coordination of other programs providing support to environmental advisory council members.
- Anyone can volunteer to serve by submitting this form.
- Any individual can be nominated and self-nominations are welcome.
- The nominator must be a current EAC Steering Committee, and the nominee needs to be a current EAC member.
- Individuals may submit multiple nominations.
For nominees who do not presently serve on the committee, you must upload a signed EAC Steering Committee agreement [Link to the Agreement Form] when prompted below.
Questions regarding this form may be emailed to [email protected].
Event Planning Committees
Assist with planning for WeConservePA training events, including the annual Conference, bi-annual Greenways and Trails Summit and various smaller events. Anyone can volunteer to serve. Contact Carol Grayshaw at [email protected] to get involved.
Policy Advisory Committee
Committee members study and deliberate conservation issues and advise WeConservePA board and staff on these matters. Prospective committee members must be nominated by a WeConservePA member organization and subsequently appointed by the board of directors. Please complete the nomination form and the responsibility agreement. Contact Andy Loza at [email protected] for more information.
Nominations are reviewed by the WeConservePA board of directors one or more times a year. A nomination is no guarantee of appointment, the board having to weigh a number of factors in making decisions.
General Form Instructions:
- Any individual can be nominated as long as they agree to the responsibilities and duties of committee membership as evidenced by their signing of the policy advisory committee agreement.
- Be prepared to upload the signed agreement when prompted below.
- Self-nominations are welcome.
- The nominator must be an officer or executive staff person of a WeConservePA member organization.
- Questions regarding this form may be emailed to [email protected].