Habitat Training - Bugs
Members of the Roanoke and Alleghany Highlands chapters take part in an insect identification exercise at Douthat State Park, June 2011.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist volunteer in the Roanoke Valley Chapter.
Please apply online, via our Better Impact site, by going to http://bttr.im/mou0r 
The Roanoke Valley Master Naturalists will be conducting the basic training course for those interested in becoming Master Naturalists beginning in mid February of 2022.  Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in-person and/or via Zoom (depending on the current situation). The course also includes four weekend, in person field trips
A check or money order for $100.00, made out to Roanoke Valley Master Naturalist, should be submitted with your application, which constitutes a one time membership due for the chapter.  Your check will not be cashed until you are accepted to the program, but your application will not be considered unless the dues payment is included. The cutoff date for taking applications is February 012022, as I need time for verification and follow up. 
The check or money order should be sent to the following address:
Tammi Cascone
1432 Haydon St
Salem, VA 24153


Membership Requirements

To become a certified Virginia Master Naturalist, a candidate must complete three steps:

  1. 40 hours of basic training
  2. 8 hours of advanced training
  3. 40 hours of volunteer service

To maintain certification, a Virginia Master Naturalist must complete 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service annually.

For more information about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist and joining the Roanoke Valley Chapter:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.