Our enthusiastic volunteers have helped thousands of students become active participants in conservation. As a volunteer, there are a number of different ways you can help change lives and protect endangered species. Please see below for contact information for each type of volunteer opportunity.

Host a Houseparty

Host an intimate gathering of friends and select EPI staff as a way to introduce our programs and share opportunities to make a difference in the world. Contact our Development Team for more information if you’re interested in hosting a house party or event.

Host an EPI presentation

Invite an EPI Representative to your work, school, or community group. We’ll give a slideshow about the species we work with and lives we change, answer questions, and provide materials for those who want to get involved.

Independent Study

Contribute to the growing body of knowledge surrounding conservation. Earn credits by crafting your own scientific study with guidance from EPI staff. The possibility are endless!

Intern at a Field Site

From time to time, our field sites have volunteer internship opportunities. All interns must be bilingual (Spanish & English), have proper documentation to live and work at the field site, and be able to travel to the site at their own expense. Most of these opportunities are unpaid; however, if a paid opportunity arises, you can find it on our Jobs page. For general inquires, please contact the field site you’re most interested in: Belize, Costa Rica , Galapagos, Mexico, Yellowstone.

Intern at our Missoula Office

Missoula area high school students can intern in our Missoula office to earn financial aid towards their EPI tuition, as well as gain first-hand experience with the operations of a non-profit organization. The student interns assist with administrative tasks and day-to-day office activities such as making copies, preparing mailings, data entry, and filing. Contact us for more information if you are a Missoula area high school student.

Share your Expertise

Do you have a unique skill that can help us create the next generation of conservation leaders? Contact us, let us know how you’d like to help, and we’ll put you to work!

Volunteer at an EPI Event

To get word out about EPI, we are present at many community events. Give a couple hours of your time, chat with the public, and share your experiences! Contact us for more info!