Volunteer with Black Swamp Conservancy




Black Swamp Conservancy believes strongly in the power of volunteers. 

After all, we were started by a group of very impassioned volunteers!



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Today, as an organization that maintains minimal staff for maximum efficiency, volunteers are essential to fulfilling our work protecting northwest Ohio’s natural and agricultural resources. We hope you will consider becoming a Black Swamp Conservancy volunteer today!

Listed below are a few of the ways you can help as a volunteer. If nothing looks like a good fit for you, we are always happy to build a volunteer experience around your individual interests.





  • Become a Volunteer Monitor
  • Join a Committee
  • Help represent the Conservancy at local events (farmers markets, festivals, etc.)
  • Become a Preserve Steward
  • Take part in property Stewardship and Restoration (fighting invasives and planting beneficials)
  • Help with indoor Office Work (folding newsletters, addressing envelopes, etc.)
  • Participate on an Event Planning and Implementation team
  • Become a Volunteer Ambassador
  • Share your Amateur or Professional Naturalist Skills (nature walks, property assessments, etc.)
  • Or…help us design a volunteer opportunity just for you!



Volunteer help is needed all year long. You can participate as little or as much as you like – there are no expectations placed on the amount of hours you volunteer. Although, we are sure once you join us you will be hooked!


**Are you a Master Gardener or an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist? Time spent helping the Conservancy count toward your yearly volunteer hours.**

To begin your volunteer experience today, click here to complete Black Swamp Conservancy’s Volunteer Form.





Wildlife Habitat Boxes

Looking for a volunteer opportunity that works with your schedule? Black Swamp Conservancy needs help building Wildlife Habitat Boxes.  

Wildlife habitat boxes (blue bird, wood duck, bee, owl, bat) provide our native species with a space to build nests, raise their young, and over-winter.  Black Swamp Conservancy has several private and public properties where the birds and insects would benefit from some habitat boxes – we just need your help building them.

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Wood Duck


Interested in helping? Please contact the Conservancy office prior to starting any of these boxes so we can plan accordingly. Give us a call at 419-833-1025.

 Are you a Boy Scout looking for an Eagle project? We have several larger-scale projects that may qualify. Call our offices at 419-833-1025 or email here to discuss  what we have available.

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