Help plant tomorrow's forests today

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The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is actively seeking Reforestation Crew Chiefs to assist with our 2020 tree planting activities in northern and eastern Baltimore County. Must be in good physical condition and able to work weekends. We will train you!  Know anyone pursuing a career in environmental science, forestry, or ecology? Volunteering with GVC is a great way to earn valuable hands-on experience in the field! Community service learning hours also available for high school students.

For more information, view our job description here. Questions? Contact Peggy Perry, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Program Director of Education and Restoration.


Make a Difference For Healthy Forests and Clean Water

Volunteers are the heart of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. Whether planting trees, removing trash from streams, planting native flowers and shrubs, or serving as a Board Member, there are plenty of ways you can make a difference in the health of the lands and waters of the Gunpowder watershed.

We work with individual volunteers as a well as groups from schools, clubs, communities, religious organizations, and corporations. Join us for one event, or pledge to volunteer on a more regular basis.

Have you volunteered with us this year? Check out our recent volunteer photos from the field.

Volunteer Activities

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

  • Plant native trees
  • Maintain trees (check shelters and remove invasive plants)
  • Clean up trash from streams
  • Plant native flowers and shrubs in rain gardens and Bayscapes
  • Learn Forest Steward techniques to maintain local trails
  • Stencil storm drains
  • Assist with annual fundraising event
  • Monitor land preservation properties
  • Join committees to share expertise in marketing, fundraising, writing, bookkeeping

Become a GVC volunteer

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.

Fill out our volunteer form below to find out more about volunteer opportunities with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy. Want to help out on a specific date? Browse our online calendar of events for the most updated volunteer opportunity listings.