Volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources
Virginia Master
Naturalist Program
460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-872-4580
Fax: 434-872-4578
E-mail:
Virginia Master Naturalist certification requires 40 hours of volunteer service annually. These projects can be as diverse as the Master Naturalists themselves. All service projects must be approved by the chapter, meet the mission of the program, and be of public benefit rather than personal gain.

People who enjoy teaching, public speaking, or working with youth may do education-related service projects, such as leading programs in nearby state park.




People who enjoy studying nature and science may volunteer as citizen scientists, helping to collect data on wildlife populations or water quality.





People who like being out in nature, getting dirty, and seeing tangible results of physical labor may help build and maintain park trails, restore wildlife habitat, or perform other stewardship-related projects.




Last revised on Monday, December 11, 2006