1. Let us know you’re interested
Complete the Volunteer Form to tell us your interests and how to contact you.
Send an email to tell us how you’d like to help.
Sign up for one of our volunteer events.
2. Community Outreach
Host Hometown Habitat screenings or other speaker events.
Staff booths. We will be posting a list of fall opportunities here soon. No experience necessary – we’ve provided lots of instructions.
Invite a Plant NOVA Natives Speaker to your next meeting or event.
Submit articles to newsletters and media outlets. Use one of ours or write your own.
Forward our campaign updates to your own groups.
Peruse our Toolkit for inspiration on ways to spread the word. So many great resources to be found there!
Nominate businesses for NOVA Natives Champion awards.
3. Pitch in on the Campaign
All are welcome to our Steering Committee meetings, generally held monthly on a Tuesday morning. The schedule is on our calendar.
Send us photos of Northern Virginia native plants in a garden setting to add to our collection.
Be a NOVA Natives Tracker – complete a survey about plant availability at your local garden center.
Be a liaison to your local garden center. We are planning a big push to get the rest of them on board this fall and need lots of help! Our sales pitch is very simple and appealing to nurseries – we just need people to carry the message.
Many other practical tasks need to be done – just ask and we will gladly find ways for you to use your own skills and interests to contribute.
And don’t forget to REPORT BACK on your activities!
Feel free to use these articles for your group's newsletter.