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Helen Pitts, JV EnCorps Seattle Program Coordinator


I spent my youth in the woods of Tennessee and cultivated a great love of nature. After graduating from college I worked on the east and west coasts as a wildlife rehabilitator. Eventually I settled in Seattle to study conservation biology and wetland ecology at the University of Washington. Those countless hours observing birds in southern hardwood forests led me to a position with Seattle Audubon as Conservation Program Manager. Over the next 19 years I worked with hundreds of volunteers and did just about every job under the sun at a nonprofit. I co-created the Northwest Shade Coffee Campaign to raise consumer awareness of the connection between the challenges facing small-scale coffee farmers and the protection of migratory bird habitat in Central America. The Campaign piqued my interest in the relationship between spiritual community, social and ecological justice. Coordinating the Seattle-area JV EnCorps program is an ideal way for me to fulfill my desire to serve others. I also volunteer with a local land trust and tend my large wildlife and vegetable garden when not spending time with my family and pets.

Want to contact Helen? Email her or give her a call at 206-305-8911.