- Project Coordinators: Use this form to add your scheduled volunteer project activities to Google calendar. Include service days, events, or other activities.
Volunteer service is the reason for our existence.
More than 80 chapter-approved projects across ten counties. You can find a place to “make a difference”.
Volunteer service provides education and outreach dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in our communities.
Chapter Approved Volunteer Service Projects lists
(Lists change as projects are added or updated)
Read the list for projects’ descriptions. Use the VMS drop-down list to enter hours.
- Each approved project has a chapter coordinator. Contact the project coordinator for information.
- Each approved project has a chapter project ID code. Use the code to report volunteer service hours online with VMS each month, including travel time in your hours.
If in doubt about which project code to use to report hours, please read the project descriptions and/or check this chart to find the most appropriate project code.
If the volunteer activity is not specifically listed by name it is most likely not an approved project. Please do not arbitrarily enter hours for an unapproved project under any code. This causes us to be flagged during state audits and creates many steps of extra work for your VMS team. Contact us before volunteering to determine if an unlisted project qualifies for reportable hours. Questions? Email the VMS projects manager or VMS Data Manager
Our chapter’s approved volunteer projects provide many opportunities for meaningful service. Members are free to volunteer on any approved project in any of our ten counties. Provide service on as many or as few projects as you choose.
“Approved” volunteer projects have been reviewed and approved by the Director of Volunteer Service Projects. Approved projects meet the mission and standards established by the Texas Master Naturalist state program. Volunteer service project opportunities can be presented by various entities ranging from the state program sponsors, the chapter, local chapter partners, an individual volunteer, nature centers, schools, city, county, state, and federal agencies. The majority of projects are activities of organizations, individuals, or locations, and are submitted for review by a chapter member who is willing to be the contact for the project.
Hill Country Chapter Codes
Our project codes are created by our chapter for our chapter’s internal use. Codes are only relevant to the Hill Country Chapter. Key to understanding chapter project codes: