Volunteers are an Essential Part of Our Team
As a nonprofit, we have several ways you can help us at the Southern Conservation Trust and the Fayette Environmental Education Center. We offer a variety of options such as youth, adult, long-term, and short-term volunteer opportunities. At the Southern Conservation Trust, we recognize our volunteers’ hard work and know that we could not uphold our mission to elevate nature through exceptional stewardship without YOU!
Volunteering with SCT & FEEC
We offer a variety of different programs for volunteering with the Southern Conservation Trust such as:
Exceptional Young Stewards Program
The Exceptional Young Steward (EYS) Program is a service club focused on producing the next generation of conservationists.
The goal of the EYS program is to prepare youth who are interested in the environmental conservation field to enter into college or the workforce after graduation through hands-on experience.
Who Can Join?
The program is open to all high schoolers who can dedicate at least four service hours a month.
Why Should You Join?
Docents are trusted long-term, guest facing volunteers . Most of your service will be at the Fayette Environmental Education Center and will include guiding tours, customer service, animal care, and more!
Docents can still volunteer independently at the parks and other volunteer events. Past hours from previous years will even be grandfathered into the docent program.
Who Can Join?
The program is open to anyone 18 years or older who can commit to at least 4 hours a month, and pass a background check.
Program Tracking Provides Awards For Each Level
**Docents will be given a new shirt every year OR every 50 hours.
Volunteer on your own time with our many independent projects depending on your interest & skill set: trash pick up, photography, events, and more!
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Corporate Park Partners
Have a group of 5 or more in your company, organization, or social group and want to be more involved in your community? Become an SCT Park Partner!
Safe, accessible, and attractive parks are part of all healthy and vibrant communities. The Southern Conservation Trust manages and maintains six public nature preserves throughout Fayette County. These nature areas are used by tens of thousands of visitors each year for outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, cycling, fitness, and environmental education.
Scouts that partner with the Southern Conservation Trust to assist in the beautification and maintenance of these public nature preserves. This is your group’s opportunity to help protect and preserve our land and natural habitats, and create a desirable and safe park system for everyone to enjoy.
We can accommodate a variety of projects to assist you with completing a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Girl Scout High Award, a Girl Scout Take Action Project, community services hours, and badges.
Community Volunteer Events
Keep an eye out for upcoming volunteer days to fix up our nature areas. The location of these will vary monthly and the activities will vary based on current needs.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
We love nature and every act of kindness helps us elevate it together.
Every person makes a difference.
We have several ways you can help through volunteering at our nature areas, conserving land or at our very own Fayette Environmental Education Center.
Questions about volunteering?
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for additional information.