Interested in Volunteering with LEAD?

We are currently accepting volunteers at our weekly work parties. Join us as we remove non-native plants and restore the forest ecosystem. We will be meeting at the Biology Greenhouses behind Arntzen each week and working in various locations on campus. Locations will be sent out before the event via email.

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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Environment Action Discovery, formally known as LEAD, is an environmental Associated Students organization at Western Washington University.

We strive to improve environmental conditions necessary for ecosystem stability, biological diversity and abundance through communal collaboration and hands-on experience during work parties.

We recommend that volunteers wear warm clothing, layers, waterproof shoes and a water bottle to stay hydrated. We will provide the work gloves, tarps, buckets and tools.

The amount of hours a volunteer works depends on how much involvement is wanted in the club and the number of work parties the volunteer signs up for. Work parties take place every weekend for two hours.

We strongly encourage anyone in the community to join. A volunteer does not have to be a student from Western Washington University and can be any age above eight years old.