We love our volunteers! When you volunteer with the Whidbey Institute, you join a dedicated group of caretakers who nurture the land, serve our mission, and connect in community. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds and ages, and we have ways to engage you whether you visit occasionally or often; whether you come alone or with a family or group; and whether you live on or off Whidbey Island. Reach out to get involved.
Westgarden Work Parties
Weekly on Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
We are back in the garden and we’d love to see you there!
Bring gloves (we have extras), a water bottle, a mask, and a hat and join us on Thursday mornings in the Westgarden for weeding, planting, visiting, and learning about the different herbs and medicinal plants.
Here’s an opportunity to work in our landscaped beds year round. You can sign up to help out occasionally or to take regular, personal responsibility for your favorite garden bed! This is a great chance to get your hands in the earth while nurturing a beautiful spot.
Is your company, organization, club, student group, or social network interested in volunteering together? Reach out to discuss the possibility of a project at any scale. Service projects are great for groups of any size. Group projects can include tours, educational components, and an optional catered lunch.
Adopt A Trail!
Do you love to be in the woods and walk on the trails? Please consider adopting a section of one of our trails. Work solo or with a family member or friend to care for your section of trail on the schedule you choose. Let’s connect and get you involved in stewarding the health and beauty of this public forest.