Thurston Conservation District offers regular family-friendly and accessible hands-on learning opportunities through volunteer events. Often focused on aspects of habitat restoration and natural resource stewardship, these events are great ways to learn by doing, meet other community members, and be a part of local conservation.

See below for current opportunities, information about annual volunteer events, and how to stay in touch.

MLK Day of Service Planting Event

Saturday, January 14th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tumwater, WA
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is intended to be a day that brings together people from all different backgrounds to create lasting change in our communities, including our plant and animal communities!
Join us for a hands-on opportunity to work together to plant native trees and shrubs along the Deschutes River in Tumwater. Restoring this portion of the river will not only create a healthier habitat for the fish and wildlife that live there but will also create a healthier watershed for the surrounding community for generations to come!
Questions? Contact Kiana Sinner, or 360-972-0407

Join our Teens in Thurston Volunteer Group!

Are you a teen or young adult interested in plants, wildlife, farming or growing food?

Thurston Conservation District invites you to join our Teens in Thurston volunteer program. Join our team and attend regular educational meetings and hands-on events where you can learn about and participate in:

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental education
  • Farming & gardening
  • Community service & team building

Annual Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Requirements

Interested in volunteering with the District? Please read the TCD Volunteer Wellness Protocol carefully.

All of our volunteer opportunities require a Liability/Photo Waiver form before participation. Hard copies will be available at all volunteer events, or you may submit the form below:

Questions about volunteering?


Kiana Sinner
Education & Outreach Specialist

You can also use our contact form.