Become a Volunteer - We need you!

Volunteering with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is a great way to improve your local community and the environment. Whether planting trees, installing rain barrels, developing conservation gardens or helping with paperwork, there are plenty of ways you can contribute. Sign up today to learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

We work with individual volunteers as a well as groups from schools, clubs, communities, churches, and corporations. Connect with your friends, family or co-workers and enjoy a wonderful day of outdoors service.

Volunteer Activities

Over 20,000 volunteers have contributed time and talent to the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. We rely on our volunteers to:

  • Plant trees
  • Maintain trees (check shelters and remove invasive plants)
  • Clean up trash from streams
  • Create conservation/rain gardens
  • Install rain barrels
  • Maintain trails
  • Stencil storm drains
  • Organize community cleanup projects
  • Assist with annual fundraising event
  • Monitor land preservation properties
  • Join committees to share expertise in marketing, fundraising, writing, bookkeeping
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Land preservation
  • Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Community outreach


  1. Register as a volunteer (below).
  2. View our Calendar of Events and register for an event.

Working to improve our waterways is a powerful way to make Baltimore County a better place to live, work, learn, and play and we thank you immensely for your assistance.