Volunteer Trainings & Events

TU volunteer leaders are the driving force that help our organization flourish and make a difference. Each year you commit hundreds of thousands of hours and offer your skills, knowledge and expertise to drive our mission forward on a local, state or national level. Thank you!

TU trainings – whether via recorded video, live online webinar or in-person at regional and annual events – are a great way to increase your knowledge, access new resources and learn the tips, tactics and tools you need to succeed. Led by staff members as well as fellow volunteers, these trainings run the gamut of topics. For more help and information, contact a member of your Volunteer Operations Staff.

Online Training Webinars

Each month, TU staff and fellow volunteers lead any number of trainings on topics ranging from communications to conservation, membership growth to monitoring water quality and much, much more. There are also short and quick “how to” videos offering tips on logging in to leaders tools, sending emails to members and more. View a calendar of coming online trainings and recordings of past sessions. 

Regional & Annual Training Events

There’s nothing more inspiring than being in a room surrounded by 100 or more fellow TU volunteers and learning with and from each other! Each year, we offer regional in-person training weekends, complete with a day of fishing, networking with volunteers and staff, and an ample dose of tactical training and high level discussions on how we can all grow and improve our conservation efforts locally. Once a year, an even greater army of volunteers and supports gather for our Annual Meeting to celebrate all we’ve accomplished, dedicate ourselves to the coming year’s efforts and set a course for the work ahead! View a calendar of coming in-person events and resources from past training weekends.


TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following events:

In-Person Trainings:

2021 Annual Meeting
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Annual Meeting is cancelled.

2021 Regional Rendezvous
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Regional Rendezvous are postponed.

Online Trainings:

View past training recordings or join an upcoming live, online webinar, held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

February 23 — Virtual Advocacy: Using Online Petitions to Grow Impact (8PM)

March 4 — Filing the NEW Annual Activity Report & IRS Reporting Requirements (8PM)

March 15 — Embrace A Stream Grant Training (8PM)

March 29 — Effective Digital Communications During COVID (8PM)

April 8 — TU Event Registration Tools to Better Manage and Promote Your Activities (8PM)


Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations

Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning