Get Involved

You can broaden your knowledge and support our work by volunteering with the Willowsford Conservancy, a 501 (c) (4) non-profit organization. Volunteer for one of our education programs, become a wildlife monitor, or keep us updated on conditions in the native plant meadow or on the trails. We would also love your help at the Farm, and with expanding our database of wildlife and nature photography.

2021 Board of Trustees Election - Call for Candidates

Willowsford Conservancy is currently seeking homeowners who are interested in serving on its Board of Trustees. In accordance with the Conservancy’s By-laws, two (2) homeowners will be elected, each to serve an initial term of 3 years.

Per the By-laws established by the Willowsford Founder, the upcoming election is intended to be the one time in which Willowsford homeowners will be elected by fellow homeowners to serve on the Conservancy Board of Trustees. Thereafter, the board will appoint successors following an application process. The two newly elected homeowners this spring will serve with the current three resident trustees on the board, as well as up to two non-resident board members appointed by the Founder.

The Call for Candidates was recently emailed to homeowners. The deadline for completing your statement online is April 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern. If you are interested in being a candidate, but have questions, please contact [email protected] A “Meet the Candidates” Zoom meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on April 20th to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about each of the candidates prior to voting.

For this election, the Board will be utilizing electronic voting and has selected “The Inspectors of Election”, an independent third-party vendor, to administer the election. Owners of record will receive an email with unique user credentials to vote electronically. One vote per household is permitted.

Candidates must 18 years of age or older and be in good standing. Board members of the Willowsford HOA may not simultaneously serve as Trustees of Willowsford Conservancy.

Employment Opportunities

Farm Production Manager

Reporting to the Farm Manager, the hands-on Production Manager works with a team of year-round and seasonal farmers to help manage field operations for our certified organic vegetable farm and assure the timely production of high-quality produce. 

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Seasonal Farmer

Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Seasonal Farmer will work closely with a team of year-round and seasonal farmers. If desired and appropriate, the Seasonal Farmer may have opportunity to specialize in an area of the operation, i.e., management of greenhouse operations, irrigation, cultivation, or laying hens.

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Volunteer Opportunities
Bluebird Monitor

Help monitor our bluebird nesting box trails – maintained with a dedicated group of volunteers and help from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. The nesting boxes encourage a variety of native cavity-nesting songbirds, including bluebirds, chickadees, titmouse, tree swallows and house wrens. It is wonderful to watch them build their nest, lay eggs, and fledge young. During nesting season, volunteers work as part of a team and can coordinate their schedule with the other team members. Training provided.

Wildlife Monitor

VDGIF is responsible for the management of wildlife and inland fisheries for the Commonwealth of Virginia. VDGIF is an important resource and partner for the Conservancy for information and programs related to wildlife conservation, and game and nuisance animal management.

Meadow Monitor

The Wildlife Meadow in the Grange is a rich habitat consisting of native grasses, shrubs and perennials and the wildlife that depends on them, along with a few vernal pools. Volunteers will monitor and record meadow development throughout the year through record-keeping, photography, and some research and writing. Volunteers can work on their own schedule. Some knowledge of native plants, wildlife and meadow habitats preferred.

Photography

The Conservancy is looking for help capturing the beauty of wildlife, native plants and habitat on Conservancy land, to use for our publications. Volunteers can work on their own schedule to, over time, help us develop a working collection of quality, high resolution images.

Nature Guide & Educator

Do you have experience in the field that you’d love to share as a volunteer educator/guide? Areas of expertise include, for example, as a science teacher, environmental educator, hobby ornithologist, naturalist, horticulturist, VMN graduate, or other knowledgeable individuals enthusiastic to share their Virginia native wildlife, plant & habitat knowledge with audiences of all ages. Researchers and writers are wanted, too! Work with the Conservancy staff to develop and schedule tours and programs.

Trail Monitor

Love to hike or walk? Patrol some trails and perform minor maintenance (monitoring of trail signs, removal of small plant growth, debris pick-up), report larger maintenance needs, and log sightings of wildlife or invasive plants. This position works with the Conservancy Rangers. Flexible schedule.

 
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Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in volunteering with us. We appreciate the generous offer of your time and skills.

 
Willowsford Conservancy

41025 Willowsford Lane, Aldie, VA 20105

Phone: 571-440-2400

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23595 Founders Drive, Ashburn, VA 20148

Phone: 571-297-6900

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