Giving Options

You’ll find even more ways to give below! Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Give an Honorary/Memorial Gift

A gift to Wilderness Volunteers is a great way to pay tribute to the special people and events in your life, and help us achieve our mission. We will send a personalized greeting card to your honoree or their family to let them know how your gift and their memory is helping preserve our nation’s public lands.


Matching Gifts/Workplace Giving

Make your gift to Wilderness Volunteers go twice as far. Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’s spouses. Some employers provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours, encouraging employees to be actively involved in causes important to them.

Ask your HR department if they have a matching program and complete the requirements for the match. 


Stock Donations

Gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds can be a tax-smart way to support Wilderness Volunteers. By donating securities to Wilderness Volunteers that have appreciated in value, you can avoid capital gains taxes, receive a charitable tax deduction, and support our mission.


Estate and Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy by naming Wilderness Volunteers as a beneficiary in your will or by naming Wilderness Volunteers as an additional beneficiary of a portion of your IRA or 401(k) plan.

Either of these planned gifts enables you to make a contribution to sustaining the future work of Wilderness Volunteers, thereby helping to ensure that future generations will enjoy and experience the wonder of our country’s wildlands. The federal govenment encouranges these gifts or bequests by allowing an unlimited estate-tax charitable deduction.

We suggest you involve your legal and/or financial advisor when considering planned giving options. If you have questions about how Wilderness Volunteers accepts and uses these gifts, please contact us.


Qualified Charitable Donations (QCDs)

Did you know that, if you are at least 70½ years old, you can make tax-free charitable donations directly from your IRA? By making what’s called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), you can benefit your favorite charity while excluding up to $100,000 annually from gross income. These gifts, also known as “charitable IRA rollovers,” would otherwise be taxable IRA distributions.

Learn more about QCDs here.

Support Wilderness Volunteers!

Wilderness Volunteers is cultivating a passion for Wilderness! We are a national nonprofit organizing volunteers for stewardship projects in cooperation with public land agencies across the USA.