Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are vital to Harpeth Conservancy’s work in policy and advocacy, science and restoration, and community engagement. Sign up for one of our volunteer opportunities below!

Current Volunteer & Engagement Opportunities

Additional Opportunities

Southern Living Idea House

Assist guests and offer tours of the 2023 Southern Living Idea House near Leiper’s Fork. A portion of ticket sales from each tour will benefit the amazing work of Hands On Nashville, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, and the Harpeth Conservancy.

As a volunteer, you will get to know the gorgeous details that went into this 5,600 square-foot home that blends a contemporary feel with the warmth and character of a classic  Tennessee farmhouse.

This year’s Idea House, which will be featured in Southern Living’s September issue, is designed with sustainability in mind, from the herb-and-vegetable garden planted to encourage farm-to-table dining to the collection of vintage and antique furniture thoughtfully placed throughout. The property’s more than 60 acres of bucolic farmland take center stage in the home, with primary living spaces oriented to maximize the views and a color palette that’s tailored to emphasize the natural scenery, rather than distract from it. 

Volunteers should dress comfortably. You might choose a classy southern vibe or wear a tee shirt from a benefiting organization. Pick shoes you can easily move around in, and represent our partners positively by avoiding overly casual items like ripped jeans and flip flops. 

Shift times are designed to provide volunteers with a 20 minute orientation before giving tours. 

This is an amazing and fun way to protect our rivers, bring joy to children with life-threatening illnesses, and support volunteer service in Middle Tennessee!

To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit Hands on Nashville’s page here.

To learn more, visit Southern Living’s page here.

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities

Help us track levels of E. Coli in highly recreated waterways in the greater Nashville area to develop our predictive modeling software that will be able to advise when the water is safe for public use. Water quality monitoring season is May-September. Click here for more information.

Photo Credit: Saturn & Sun Collective

Community River Restoration

Restoration projects offer hands-on opportunities to participate in and learn more about our mission! Our restoration work engages volunteers of all ages and includes river cleanups, invasive plant removals, and native tree plantings. River clean up season is April-October. Invasive plant removal and native tree planting season is November-March. Click here for more information.

Outreach Team

Interested in helping Harpeth Conservancy spread awareness about our mission and mobilize action? Join our Outreach Team! Click here for more information. 

Office Volunteers

Office & Development

Join us in the office to assist with fundraising and special events planning, mailings, database management, and more! For more info or questions, contact Angela at angelabryan@harpethriver.org.

HCA River Cleanup Group

Corporate Team Opportunities

Break out of the office and make a difference for our rivers with your coworkers! For more information about corporate volunteer opportunities, contact Marie at mariecampbell@harpethriver.org.