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!

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!

Below are a few of the ways you can help as a volunteer, as well as upcoming volunteer and stewardship opportunities that you can sign up for.

Contact us at 419-833-1025 or [email protected] and we can talk about building your volunteer experience. You can also join our volunteer list to receive notifications about future opportunities.

April 2023
Apr 23
23 April 2023
Black Swamp Homestead, 4825 Sugar Ridge Road
Pemberville, OH 43450 United States

In preparation for the Greater Toledo Community Foundation’s 50th Celebration on April 29th at the Homestead, we’re looking for some helping hands with trail maintenance in Bell Woods and general clean-up […]

Apr 29
29 April 2023
Black Swamp Homestead, 4825 Sugar Ridge Road
Pemberville, OH 43450 United States

We are looking for volunteers for the April 29th event, GTCF’s 50th Celebration, to help monitor activities and coordinate guests as they participate in the barn’s “paint-by-number” mural, play lawn […]

  • Become a Volunteer Monitor
  • Help represent the Conservancy at local events (farmers markets, festivals, etc.)
  • Become a Preserve Steward
  • Take part in one-time  property Stewardship and Restoration projects (fighting invasives and planting beneficials)
  • Help with indoor Office Work (folding newsletters, addressing envelopes, etc.)
  • Participate on an Event Planning team
  • Share your Amateur or Professional Naturalist Skills (nature walks, property assessments, etc.)
  • Lead Educational programs (walks, visits, etc.) for local schools and groups


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 number of hours you volunteer. But there are some volunteer programs (serving as a monitor or preserve steward) that require training and specified hours and assignments. 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 can count toward your yearly volunteer hours.**

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

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 us to discuss what we have available.