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.

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Land Stewardship Manager

Willowsford Conservancy is seeking a full time Assistant Land Stewardship Manager in a primarily field-based, hands-on role. The position reports to the Land Stewardship Manager and involves leading a crew of full-time and seasonal employees in performing trail and facility maintenance, land & habitat restoration, and tree work. It requires an ability to work well in a collaborative team environment, an interest in learning, as well as field-based leadership of employees, contractors, and volunteers.

The Assistant Land Stewardship Manager will be someone who enjoys working with diverse teams and who is passionate about land and natural resources conservation.

The full job posting and how to apply can be found HERE.        

Ranger

Willowsford Conservancy is seeking a full time Ranger in what is primarily a field-based, hands-on role. The position reports to the Assistant Land Stewardship Manager and involves working with a team of full-time and seasonal employees in performing trail & facility maintenance, land & habitat restoration, and tree work.

The Ranger will thrive in a position where they can work with their hands outdoors and enjoy performing trail maintenance, mechanical repairs, and land restoration. They will work in a small, collaborative team to accomplish goals and solve problems. It is a position where the daily work is diverse with opportunities for professional development and continued learning.

Please submit a resume, brief cover letter and salary requirements to info@willowsfordconservancy.org

View the full Job Posting

 

 

 
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.

Farm Volunteer Opportunities

Please follow this link to view opportunities for the Farm.

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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    41025 Willowsford Lane, Aldie, VA 20105

    Phone: 571-440-2400

    info@willowsfordconservancy.org

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    23595 Founders Drive, Ashburn, VA 20148

    Phone: 571-297-6900

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