Assist and lead a variety of conservation projects throughout Nevada, mostly in back-country settings, manage volunteers, participate in volunteer recruitment and outreach activities, learn all aspects of volunteer coordination, assist in educational presentations throughout the community and online, and provide photos and written content for Friends of Nevada Wilderness email, social media, and newsletters.

Primary Responsibilities:
Support and lead a variety of stewardship projects throughout Nevada, mostly in backcountry settings, where hiking 1-10 miles and carrying heavy loads (up to 50 lbs) may be required.
Motivate and support volunteers, keeping them comfortable and enthused
Take photos and name, edit, and store photos from stewardship program trips and events
Accurate and timely inputting of data and preparation of project files
Participate in volunteer recruitment activities and share information about Friends of Nevada Wilderness volunteer opportunities at community and virtual events.
Assist in preparation and distribution of press releases and media packages regarding stewardship opportunities and events to media outlets
Distribute and maintain posters and fliers throughout the community
Provide written content and photos for Friends of Nevada Wilderness’ e-news and print newsletters
Keep equipment clean and in working order at all times
Reliable transportation to and from the Reno office

Americorps Stipend – $1,230/month, additional $500 living stipend from FNW at the completion of service
$1,300 Education Award at the completion of service
Ability to borrow FNW camping gear while leading projects
Invaluable experience running all aspects of a conservation program, managing volunteers, and coordinating projects.

Location: Reno, Nevada
Position: Average 40 hours per week/300 or 600 hours total
Duration: late-May 2021 – August 2021 (300 hr)
late-May 2021 – early October 2021 (600 hr)

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Cooks and Food Service, Crew, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


18 or older
US citizen or equivalent
High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience
Current driver’s license and clean driving record
Basic computer skills- Word, Excel, data entry
Flexibility regarding work schedule; some weekends will be required*
Self-motivated, positive attitude, and flexible while working in a multi-task environment
Ability to communicate and work with a diverse population
Ability to hike up to 10 continuous miles per day with a heavy pack
Enjoy the outdoors!

Preferred Skills:

Helpful Experience (Not Required):
College courses or equivalent experience in a related field
Backcountry camping/hiking/backpacking experience
Volunteer experience related to conservation work
Leadership experience, formal or informal
First aid/CPR certification
Off-highway driving experience and the ability to handle large vehicles
Bilingual abilities are a plus

About Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, informing the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and restoring and improving the management of wild lands.

Application Instructions

Visit https://www.nevadawilderness.org/employment for full position description and application instructions