Volunteer With PVAS!        

PVAS and PVMN are currently working to launch a new volunteer hours tracking system - Track It Forward - to be introduced in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, please keep a personal record of your volunteer hours so you can enter them into the system retroactively. Keeping track of volunteer hours helps PVAS when applying for grants and compiling annual reports...plus, we want to recognize you for all the hard work you do!

If you have any questions about this transition, don't hesitate to contact PVAS's AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Erin Shaw at admin@potomacaudubon.org.

Volunteers installing sign in 2008        Fundraising event

What Do We Mean By "Volunteer?"

“Hands-on” volunteer opportunities include facilities maintenance, trail maintenance, helping at events, staffing the PVAS booth at fairs and festivals, leading or assisting with educational programs (adult or youth), leading field trips and bird walks, speaking at a monthly meeting, or participating in citizen scientist activities such as bird, insect, reptile and amphibian counts. If you have a particular area of interest or certain skill/expertise, chances are we can provide you with an outlet.

Youth Programs: During the Spring and Fall, we have many school groups visiting our preserves. We can always use help when we are working with these group. Contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 to find out more about these programs. 

Committees: PVAS is always looking for enthusiastic and creative folks to serve on committees to help run day-to-day operations as well as help with “big picture” planning and organizing. Committees include: fundraising, events, education (adult and/or youth), public relations, land management, conservation, finance, birding, master naturalists, nature photographer’s group, and others. If you’d like to contribute your time and ideas, please download, print, and mail our volunteer application.

If you have additional questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397 or kristin@potomacaudubon.org to talk about how to get involved.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • There are always things to do at our preserves. If you like walking trails, removing invasive plants, and pruning brush, we have a job for you! E-mail PVAS's Land Manager Bridget Tinsley at bridget@potomacaudubon.org to get started.
  • 2016-17 School Programs. If you'd like to help with school groups that visit Yankauer Preserve or other locations, contact Ellen Murphy at ellen@potomacaudubon.org.
  • Music in the Cedars Coordinator. If you would like to help coordinate the program in 2018 by recruiting and scheduling musicians, please let us know by contacting Kristin Alexander at kristin@potomacaudubon.org.


           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //
Kimberly@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy,
 Program Specialist //    
304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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