Inspiring leadership and community engagement for a sustainable world through volunteer service to natural and cultural history organizations in the state of Arizona.
A corps of skilled volunteers able to provide leadership in education, citizen science, and stewardship to all natural and cultural history organizations in the State of Arizona, for the public good.
We believe that the outdoors should be inclusive and accessible to everyone.
We believe in not only making the outdoor spaces we all enjoy accessible,
but safe for everyone.
We work to change the culture of outdoor recreation as designed for enjoyment only by white, straight, and able people.
It is not enough to locate your program in an “underserved” neighborhood and make it affordable to all - rather we need to do better by designing programs that are reflective of a variety of cultural perspectives. The culture of the training course must be inviting to those from other cultures.
We ensure that our white volunteers who participate in our training course and lead public programs check their privilege, stand up, speak out, and take action when they see something not right.
Many people don’t participate in lots of programs because they are perceived as unsafe for persons of color or other marginalized audiences, not because it is not something they enjoy doing. That is not ok. We can do better.
We will not work with or support organizations that practice discrimination on any level, and need to strive to make all programs a place where participants can feel safe.
We are a trained and certified corps of volunteers who provide community service to organizations in need of citizen science, stewardship, and educational assistance. We work collaboratively with Natural Resource Community Partners, in service to existing volunteer opportunities.
Master Naturalists work across the state of Arizona in all communities where natural resource volunteer opportunities exist. Find a chapter near you or become a Local Chapter Leader and host a course for your community.
We are skilled volunteers who can assist with research, education, outreach, stewardship, program development, and analysis. Requirements for the program include completing a 60-hour training course, and giving back 60 hours of volunteer service annually.