Volunteer with FOPFC

The Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy is run solely by volunteers. We are incredibly proud of our dedicated and hard-working volunteers and all that we have accomplished together! But there’s lots to do in 2017, and we need your help! You may volunteer for any amount of time, as your schedule allows.

Please fill out our Online Volunteer Form, and we will forward your interest(s) to the appropriate team leaders. Some of our volunteer opportunities are open to current members only. If you are not a member, Click Here for information about joining the Friends.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative Support (Members Only)
As the Friends group has grown, so has the work load for the administration of the FOPFC. We need one or two members to help the Board with membership and marketing communications, financial information, and the overall administration of the organization. If you can spare a couple hours a week or even a few hours a month, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mel Pope at mel@popefarmconservancy.org to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.

Newsletter Contributor (Open to the Public)
If you would like to contribute an article or photo for the monthly newsletter or our annual magazine, please send your article ideas and/or photos to info@popefarmconservancy.org.

Prairie Seed Collection & Removal of Invasive Species (Open to the Public)
Every summer and fall, the FOPFC Prairie Team hosts a series of Prairie Work Days. Volunteers are needed to help collect prairie seed and/or remove invasive species (weeds). Each session lasts about 2 hours. No previous experience is necessary. We will show you, and demonstrate to you what, where, and how the seed collecting and/or weed removal will be done. Click Here to learn more about the prairie restoration project at Pope Farm Conservancy.

Registration is now open for the upcoming work day on October, 21st, (Saturday) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Sign Up Online or email Curt Caslavka at curt@popefarmconservancy.org and let him know which session(s) you would like to attend.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We also welcome high school & college students looking to do research projects; master gardeners and nature enthusiasts to assist in the prairies; history buffs to help develop new interactive & self-guided tours; photographers & graphic artists to assist with promotional materials; parking assistants to help at Sunflower Days… and much, much more!

If you are interested in starting (or joining) a volunteer project, please fill out our Online Volunteer Form, and we will forward your interest(s) to the appropriate team leaders. Thank you for your consideration.

You can make a difference by volunteering with the Friends of Pope Farm Conservancy!