Category Archives: Volunteers

No Pipelines! Action Camp


NoACP brings you No Pipelines! Action Camp, Saturday-Sunday September 16-17, 2017

Registration is LIVE

No Pipelines! Action Camp is a two-day direct action camp designed to train the growing movement in Virginia against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. Greenpeace and regional trainers will teach participants ways to use our bodies to protect our communities, our lands, and our climate from powerful fossil fuel interests who want to carve up these beautiful mountains for profit. Understanding in nonviolent direct action is encouraged. Those with experience in direct action and training will have the option of attending a training-for-trainers on Friday September 15, 2017. More details to come after registration.

Big thanks to our partners Friends of Nelson, Blue Ridge Rapid Response, and Greenpeace USA

Training for Water Quality Monitors


Join Wild Virginia for a full-day training session, Saturday, September 16, 2017, near Churchville, Virginia.

Wild Virginia is hosting this one-day training for volunteers to learn how to properly conduct water quality monitoring on streams in Virginia. Trout Unlimited (TU) will teach you how to conduct chemical monitoring on water samples, measure stream flow, test water temperatures and turbidity and conduct visual assessments.

We need monitoring help in Highland and Bath counties in the Upper Back Creek and Upper Jackson River as well as the Cowpasture River watershed. These are priority watersheds that could be negatively impacted by pipelines.

By becoming a water quality monitor, you can protect our forests and drinking water. No prior experience necessary, but a serious commitment to ongoing monitoring once per month is expected.

Event Location:
Mill Stone House
2193 Hankey Mountain Highway
Churchville, VA 24421

Apply Here

Learn more about the Trout Unlimited program with this interactive Story Map

Help Wanted


Use your skills in the fight against the ACP! Friends of Nelson seeks volunteers:

  • Web Team Content Editor: Are you a news junkie who likes to write? We need someone to gather, read, and write synopses of ACP-specific news articles for our In the News page, and to help with gathering, editing, and posting other content on our Web page.
  • Assistant to the Treasurer: Are you a number/detail person? Help with tracking donations and expenses, and with other financial aspects of Friends of Nelson.

See our Volunteer page for details on the jobs and application process..

We Need Your Help!


Use your skills in the fight against the ACP! Friends of Nelson seeks three volunteers:

  • Web Team Member: Are you a news junkie who likes to write? We need someone to gather, read, and write synopses of ACP-specific news articles for our In the News page
  • Assistant to the Treasurer: Are you a number/detail person? Help with tracking donations and expenses, and with other financial aspects of Friends of Nelson.
  • Compiler/Editor of Internal News Briefing Report: Another news junkie/writer position. Create for Board and staff a regular listing of links covering broad aspects of pipelines, energy policy, and politics, with brief description of each.

See our Volunteer page for detailed job descriptions and the volunteer form.

Volunteer for Friends of Nelson


Friends of Nelson always needs volunteers for its many activities, events, and outreach programs and would like to put your skills to work! We invite you to join us in our fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. To get a sense of who some of our volunteers are and what they do, please take a moment to read our Volunteer page. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our online Volunteer Contact Form. (And there is a new button at the top of our Web page to help direct you there.)