Trimming Willows Digging Houndstongue Debris Removal


Are you interested in:

   Directly supporting conservation in the Bitterroot Valley?
Learning about stewardship projects that benefit fish and wildlife habitat?
Working with others who share your interest and passion for the outdoors?

Become A Teller Volunteer - Get Involved & Have Fun, Too!

The Teller Volunteer Program is looking for people like you. Join a dynamic group of people who care about conservation, and participate in activities that directly benefit fish and wildlife habitat in the Bitterroot Valley. Whether you want to work outside and get your hands dirty, help make our events a success, become a lead project volunteer, or assist with office administration, we have opportunities for your talents and skills!

Through participation, volunteers learn about and engage in conservation stewardship and education, are a valued member of the Teller volunteer team, and are vital to Teller's mission success. We thank our volunteers for their support of our mission and invite you to get involved! 


New Volunteers: If you are interested in becoming a Teller Volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form (pdf). This information helps us learn more about who you are, in what way you would like to be involved, and when you are available. Please mail this form to our office. If you have any questions please contact Lauren Rennaker at (406) 961-3507 or at

Release Forms - All volunteers must complete and sign a Teller Liability Release Form (pdf) each year.

Volunteer Benefits

Sightseeing Benefit
Hours Required: 4

If you volunteer a minimum of four hours, you may attend any of the scheduled walks. We will hold the walks on alternating weekdays and weekends, as to try to accommodate everyone's schedules. In order to anticipate usage on the property, you are required to register with Lauren at least one week in advance on a first-come, first-served basis, for a maximum of 20 registered volunteers per walking day. Each volunteer is allowed to bring up to 2 guests.

Hunting/Fishing Benefit
Hours Required for Bird Hunting: 8 hours
(to apply for one half-day hunt), 16 hours (to apply for two half-day hunts)
Hours Required for Deer Hunting or Fishing: 24 hours

A set calendar of volunteer projects usually begins in April. Other year-long projects are available. On a case-by-case basis, limited archery deer hunting blocks and fishing opportunities will be available for volunteers who engage in specific Teller projects utilizing personal skills and equipment, or who exceed 24 hours of volunteer service.