Become an SIA Volunteer

Volunteers are the at the very heart of our success

Since the beginning, volunteers have helped us shape the future of the Sky Islands. Sky Island Alliance offers volunteer opportunities for a broad range of interests, physical abilities, and skills throughout the year. From planting pollinator plants to photographing wildlife tracks, volunteers are the heartbeat of tangible and effective conservation for our wildlife and wild places.

Over 400 people from diverse backgrounds volunteer with us each year, and together they contribute more than 12,000 hours annually – and growing! On a typical volunteer outing you may meet university students from the U.S. and Mexico, expert retirees, professionals, scientists, and young couples, all eager to get dirt under their nails, get outside, and make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities


This is a new exciting and socially-distant volunteer opportunity! Be a Spring Seeker and carry our simple survey form on your smartphone when  you’re  hiking.   If you find water, complete the survey to easily alert us about the spring’s condition and guide where we work to protect springs next. Since its launch in June 2020, our community has eyes on 20 springs. Will you help monitor more? Learn More >>



Help identify species photographed by our Border Wildlife Study cameras.
With each camera collecting around 6,000 photos each month, our wildlife biologists have a lot to look through! By participating in our new Zooniverse community science projects, you can see photos from the field, test your species identification skills, and contribute invaluable data to the project! Ready to get started? Learn More >>




For more information please contact our Community Science Manager,

Zoe Fullem at