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Colchester kick-off eventThere are many different ways to volunteer for the National Wildlife Federation.  We think you will find an opportunity to fit your interests and time availability. 


Habitat Ambassador:

Help others learn how to garden for wildlife by hosting a table at a community event, giving a short presentation or distributing National Wildlife Federation literature. The training is done online with an NWF-provided CD and takes approximately five hours. 

Sign up to be a Habitat Ambassador >>


Community Wildlife Habitat™ Team Leader:

Once you have registered your own yard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat™, you can take your commitment to the next level by forming a Community Wildlife Habitat team and getting your community certified.

Find out more information about how to register your community >>  


Habitat Steward:

Teach others in your community how to create habitat for wildlife by giving presentations, volunteering to create a Schoolyard Habitats™ site, writing articles for local media or restoring habitat in a public site.  Training is in-person and more intense than for a Habitat Ambassador and takes 24 hours, usually over three successive weekends. Habitat Stewards make a commitment to volunteer for at least 30 hours within the year following their training. NWF can let you know if there is a Habitat Steward Host available in your area to give the training. 

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Habitat Steward Host:

If you like to train and inspire others, this is the volunteer job for you!  You organize and host a Habitat Stewards training (see above) and then mentor your Stewards during their first year.  You don’t need to be a habitat expert, but must be able to facilitate the training and pull together guest speakers and other resources.  Training is done by a correspondence course run by NWF, and it lasts about three months. 

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Behind the Scenes Volunteer:

Provide NWF with administrative support either at one of our regional offices or in your own home.  Training is given on a case by case basis, depending on the work you are doing. 

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Gardeners Guide to Global Warming Trainer:

There are many things that gardeners can do to lessen their carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of global warming. Find a training workshop offered in your area that will prepare you to give the Gardener's Training on Global Warming presentation to people in your community. A power point and training is provided by National Wildlife Federation.

If you do not see a workshop scheduled in your area, and are involved with an organization that would like to host a Gardeners Guide to Global Warming training, please email

Email for more information.



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