Fungi Foundation would not be where it is today without the help of our volunteers
These are our volunteers. They are an integral part of the
foundation who help us spread the mycelial message.
Kai is a naturalist deeply passionate about fungi and their role in the ecosystem. He is doing his undergraduate in Ecology at the University of Edinburgh.
Betsy is a British postgraduate student in Munich where she is studying anthropology of science and working part-time for an environmental NGO focused on transitioning the oil and gas sector. She thinks that by paying attention to the complex and surprising behaviour of fungi, we can learn a lot about how to manage our own actions and responsibilities as part of a global, multi-species ecosystem. She likes to swim in the sea and watch live music.
Mariana Villani is an ethnomycologist, agroecologist, herbalist, researcher and teacher. Her focus is on preserving fungi and the traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous peoples, traditional societies and local communities around the world. She has done projects with different Indigenous peoples in North America and volunteers on the Elders Project. She has researched hundreds of uses of mushrooms around the world, and the threats Indigenous peoples and fungi face. She is currently researching the Funga of Chapada Diamantina National Park and also teaching classes about the fantastic uses of fungi in Brazil.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the Fungi Foundation. Although we are currently not looking for additional volunteers, please fill out the form so we can contact you when an opportunity may arise!