Volunteer with Us!

the Friends of the Ashley Schiff Preserve is looking for student volunteers! You don’t have to be majoring in any environment-related majors. As long as you love being outdoors, all are welcome!

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, sign up using the google forms below. If you want to have a conversation about your own way of working with us (using other than the volunteer opportunities that are listed below) please email our Volunteer Program Manager, Evan Joo at hogyeum.joo@gmail.com. or the Friends email at Friends.ASPP@gmail.com


  • Recruitment is NOW OPEN for Fall2021! Register by Friday, September 17th, 2021

*some of the works can be done remotely, and social distancing and other necessary safety measures will be taken seriously for the health and health of the participants and the Friends of the Ashley Schiff Preserve members.


The student naturalists will be learning about various types of the organisms that can be found on SBU campus every week. We’ll discuss their characteristics, their roles in campus ecosystem, and make their ‘profile’. Students will choose a species that they can take a picture of on campus, and will discuss the specific species with others as well. (*no previous experiences required)

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The Environmental Blog Writers will write blog articles on the official website (AshleySchiff.org) about their perspectives and experiences on the environment focusing on conservation. The topics includes the followings. Your work will be published on the website and our social media channels.

a. the Ashley Schiff Preserve (ecology, history, geology…etc.)

b. Environmental Activism (Dr. Ashley Schiff, student activities…etc.)

c. Student/Human – Environment Relationship at home, or on university campus

d. Stony Brook University Campus Environment, and/or Environmental Concerns focusing on Long Island

e. Environmental Awareness and Education

f. topics of your choice!



*Graphic Designers and Illustrators Needed!

We are planning on making a wildlife guides using the dataset we have built with our volunteer members. if interested, please indicate in the google forms.