Jasper County Conservation

Website: https://www.co.jasper.ia.us/642/Conservation

Location: Newton (19 miles from Grinnell College)

Needs: Work days to remove invasive species, pick up trash, help with events, collect prairie seed.  Other needs include grant-writing and blog writing.  We also enjoy having self-starter volunteers!



  • One-time events: yes
  • Ongoing: yes
  • Groups possible? Group help may be needed, please contact Keri VanZante if interested


When is service needed:  year-round

Number of hours:  Flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes


Background check required: no

Equipment/logistics needed: Transportation to our parks would be required. Also, appropriate clothing for the work to be completed (long pants, shoes and socks, work gloves- though gloves can be provided)


Training supplied: Safety training is required to utilize some of our equipment. Conservation staff would provide the safety training if needed and would require a signature confirming the volunteer was provided with training.


How to apply: Apply by emailing Keri VanZante kvanzante@jasperia.org

Contact: Keri Van Zante, 641-792-9780, kvanzante@jasperia.org


Address: 1030 W 2nd Street S Newton, IA 50208

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