Volunteer Opportunities

Dedicated volunteers help us with all aspects of our work – we couldn’t do it without you!  Here at Wildlands Trust, we have a variety of volunteer positions to meet all schedules.  Please read the descriptions below to discover which volunteer opportunity is right for you!

occasional Volunteer Opportunities

  • Trailblazers:

Help with clearing trails, trash pickup, invasive species removal, boardwalk repairs, and more. We host Trailblazer events out on our many preserves one to two times per month. You can register for Trailblazer days as they come up on our events page

  • Program assistants 

We could always use a hand setting up, cleaning up, and making sure the variety of programs that we offer at the Wildlands headquarters and beyond run smoothly. To lend a hand with programs and special events, choose this option on the volunteer application, keep an eye on our events page for programs of interest!

  • Photographers

Skilled photographers wanted! Photographers can help us in a variety of ways: You could volunteer to take pictures at our public programs and special events; You can submit any nature photography of our properties for use online and in publications; Or you could volunteer to lead a photography walk or workshop! 

  • Program leaders

Volunteer program leaders help us offer programs at little to no cost to members in the many communities we serve. We are always looking for new program leaders and ideas, so if you have experience with ecology, nature-watching, local history, art, or some other area of expertise that relates to the Trust’s work, we would love to hear from you! 

  • educators

The Youth Unplugged Initiative offers a variety of programs for students in our service areas. We work with high school Envirothon teams, scout troops, home school communities, and more. If you have experience as an educator, whether formal or informal, we would love to hear from you!

  • AMBASSADORs

Want to be the public face of the Trust at events such as Farmers’ Markets and local festivals?  We’ll train you to be a Wildlands Trust Ambassador, where you will help educate people about the important work the Trust does and help us promote the benefits of conservation and Wildlands Trust membership. Volunteers are needed in late spring, early summer, and early fall.

Weekly and Monthly opportunities

For volunteers who want to make a more regular commitment, review the following positions:

  • Adopt-A-Preserve

Assist Wildlands Trust by helping us to monitor our most visited properties. Once you go through our training program, you will be able to monitor your adopted property on your own schedule and submit property reports electronically.  For this position, we request a commitment to monitor your preserve on a monthly basis.

  • Office Assistant

Join us in the office to help keep on top of things.  Work alongside staff to review property files, do data entry, and help with general filing and mailings.  This position varies based on need, but we generally request a weekly commitment. 

  • Gardeners: Spring - fall  

We have many beautiful new native plantings on our property, and we could use some assistance keeping our plants watered and weeded on a regular basis.  For this position, we request a commitment of 1-2 hours per week through the late Spring, Summer, and early Fall.