Interested in getting involved with SERNW?  On this page you can explore several ways to join the chapter and make a difference.

Want to Volunteer? Click here to jump to volunteer opportunities with SER Northwest.

If you can’t find your answer or point of interest here, please contact us at

Membership – Become a member of SER International and SER Northwest chapter

Events – Upcoming SERNW, SER International, and affiliate events around the region

Webinars – Free educational webinars on topics related to ecological restoration

Conferences – Information on upcoming and past regional conferences hosted by SERNW and partners

Student Associations – Information on joining or starting a student association

Student Grants – Information on past awards winners and how to apply

Chapter Awards – Nominate an individual or organization for one of our restoration awards, and see past winners.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions listed, please email Some volunteer positions may be temporarily unavailable due to complications related to COVID-19.

University of Washington Botanic Gardens Ecological Restoration Professional Education Advisory Committee Member – Seattle, WA – 2-7 hours / month

Are you interested in helping facilitate learning opportunities as part of a dedicated and well supported group in the greater Seattle area? Represent SERNW on the active UWBG ER committee at monthly planning meetings.

A full position description can be found here.

Webinar Organizer – Any Location – 1-3 hours / month

Do you have ideas on good topics and speakers for our webinar series? We’d love your help! As a member of our Programs committee, you’ll help us continue to offer this well-loved, easy to access learning opportunity.


Pub Talk Organizer – Any Location – 4-10 hours / event

Do you enjoy learning at casual in person presentations, followed by connecting with other local practitioners over a tasty beverage? So do we! Help us make it happen more often across our region. We’re seeking volunteers to help us develop one or more pub talks at a variety of locations across our region, based on a successful model from the Missoula area.


Pub Talk Venue Liason – Any Location – 1-3 hours / month

Are you looking for an excuse to check out cool venues across our region? We’re seeking an outgoing individual who can help us develop contacts with micro-breweries, wineries, vineyard tasting rooms, or other venues that may be willing to host pub talks across our region.


Awards Committee Member – Any Location – 2-4 hours / year

Do you think there are a lot of exciting and innovative projects across our region that should be recognized? We’re seeking folks from across the region who can assist with assembling a nomination list of potential awardees. We’d love to make sure we have coverage across more of our region so that no deserving project or individual is missed!


Newsletter Committee Member – Any Location – 2-4 hours / quarterly

Do you enjoy sharing stories of restoration strategies, successes or lessons learned? We’re seeking a few folks who can coordinate with our Strategic Communications committee and either write or recruit articles on timely topics of interest for SERNW members.


Presentation Reviewer – Any Location – 3-10 hours

Are you interested in helping with a vital part of the conference? We’re seeking a few folks to help review presentation abstracts submitted for consideration. We’ll ask you to review 10-25 abstracts over a month timeframe in the summer of 2020. You’ll review each abstract, provide a recommendation as to whether it meets conference criteria, provide some information to help sort it into an appropriate symposia, and if appropriate, you may provide limited feedback on abstracts to some presenters.



Contact us at to let us know you are interested in getting involved with any of the above opportunities!