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Volunteer & Job Opportunities

If you have a paid position open or if you’re looking for a new, challenging career, let us know and we’ll share your information.  If you have a bit of time to donate, a very diverse menu of volunteer projects offer opportunities for service, fellowship and the good feeling of accomplishment that volunteering provides. 

Photo Courtesy of Ronna Haxby

I’d like to share news of a position opening for the role of Native Horticulture Outreach Coordinator with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve.

This role is integral to a long-standing cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Conservation to advance shared objectives of SNR and MDC to promote appreciation of native plants and their use in residential and commercial horticultural landscapes. This position requires horticultural expertise, knowledge of native plants, a passion for sharing knowledge with others, and exceptional communication skills to work with diverse partners throughout the Saint Louis region.  Please see the full position description for further details.

The opening is now posted on the MBG jobs website: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/about/additional-information/jobs

We would greatly appreciate your assistance with spreading the word to ensure that qualified applicants learn of this opportunity.

Quinn Long, Ph.D., Director
Shaw Nature Reserve | www.shawnature.org
307 Pinetum Loop Rd., Gray Summit, MO 63039
Quinn.Long@mobot.org | O:(314) 577-9501

Conservation Federation: Deadline, September 25, 2022
Development Coordinator  

The Development Coordinator manages all aspects of fundraising for the Conservation Federation of Missouri. This position solicits and organizes auction items, and secures sponsorships for fundraising events and auctions. This position is also responsible for recruiting and retaining business partnerships, seeking major gifts, and coordinating other fundraising efforts for the organization.


Visit our website for more information. To apply, send cover letter and resume to mhaymaker@confedmo.org. The deadline is Sunday, September 25, 2022.

MEEA is hiring! Deadline:  Until Filled And opening the spring mini-grants! And offering PD! Click here for information.

Missouri Department of Conservation Careers

Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Careers

Springfield-Greene County Library: Jobs and Volunteers


Forestry Job Opening


I wanted to share the vacancy announcements for BIL positions that are now open through September 14th in case anyone knew someone who may be interested.

  1. Environmental Protection Specialist starting at GS7/9 with full promotion potential to GS12 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/675757500

  2. Interdisciplinary Scientist/Engineer starting at GS7/9 with full promotion potential to GS12 https://www.usajobs.gov/job/675820000

  3. Direct Hire Interdisciplinary Scientist/Engineer at the GS11 with full promotion potential to GS12





H2Ozarks, formerly Ozarks Water Watch, is organizing the 22nd Annual Shoreline Cleanup to be conducted on September 30 - October 2 and on October 7 – October 9! We started this event in 2001 on Table Rock Lake with less than 100 volunteers. Since then, with your help, we have grown to over 1,000 volunteers cleaning up Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lake.

This effort has resulted in the removal of over 18,000 bags of trash from the shorelines of these lakes. With more than 1,900 miles (over 1,730,000 water skis lined up end-to-end) of shoreline between the three lakes, there is still more cleanup work to do.

The local community has made this work possible with generous support!

Can we count on your support for the Shoreline Cleanup this year?

Be a sponsor! Organize a cleanup team! Give back to the community! This event is a fantastic opportunity for company team building, achieving volunteer hours for school or a scout troop, or just getting out and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

H2Ozarks is a non-profit, 501c3 company. Donations are tax deductible!

For more information visit www.h2ozarks.org or call 417-739-5001

Registration information: click here

Springfield-Greene County Library: Jobs and Volunteers

Ozark Greenways: https://www.ozarkgreenways.org/news/?year=2022 

Watershed: https://watershedcommittee.org/get_involved/

James River Basin Partnership

Want to get out in the water and help JRBP as we monitor Jordan and Fassnight Creeks? We need you! JRBP staff will be conducting water quality monitoring on:


  • Jordan Creek: Thursday, October 6 

  • Fassnight Creek: Tuesday, October 11 


In case of high water, our rain dates are Tuesday, October 25, and Thursday, October 27. Sign up for one or both days! Both sampling events are part of our partnership with the City of Springfield. JRBP is a Missouri Stream Team (No. 1365).


We’ll start at 8:30 am and hopefully, finish up around 3:00 pm. Only available for part of the day? Come on out! No experience is necessary; we’ll train you streamside. Please bring river shoes/boots, old clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and a reusable water bottle. JRBP will supply sampling materials.


Interested volunteers should sign up through the JRBP website

MDC Volunteer Opportunities: https://mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/volunteer-opportunities

Keep America Beautiful: The Great American Cleanup Virtual Cleanup Experience