Types of Volunteer Opportunities
One of the best ways to practice citizen science and get valuable experience in the field is through ecological monitoring and surveying. There are a lot of opportunities:
Invasive species is one of the most common and important problems in conservation. There are many opportunities to gain experience managing them.
Labor of Love
Nature centers, parks and trails need volunteers to help building and maintaining them.
Expand your horizons! Consider international volunteering. The experience will be nothing like what you can find in the U.S.