Volunteer

It takes a village to preserve our wild places!

colorful-planters

Photo by Charles Espy

Here are a few ways you can get involved with Jefferson Land Trust:

  • Get your hands dirty. Sign up to help out with stewardship projects at one of our protected properties. See our Events page for a list of upcoming Stewardship Work Parties. Volunteers needed: as many as possible!
  • Are you handy with tools and/or project coordination? We are currently recruiting members for the Preserve Facilities Working Group, which will undertake and support Jefferson Land Trust Preserve infrastructure maintenance and improvement projects in partnership with our Preserve Manager, Carrie Clendaniel. Read the job description to see if this opportunity might work for you and your skills.
    Volunteers needed: 10+
  • Use your energy and creativity. If you love making a difference by rolling up your sleeves (or by putting on your thinking cap), please consider supporting our mission in one of the roles listed here:
    • Front Desk Greeter: We’re looking for friendly, part-time front desk greeters to welcome visitors to the office, direct inquiries to the appropriate staff members, and to support simple front desk operations (like answering the phones and reserving meeting rooms). Familiarity with web-based calendars and office phone systems a plus. Regular 1-2 days per week.
      Volunteers needed: 2
    • Grant Researcher and Writer: Do you have professional experience in research and communications? Would you enjoy putting these skills toward writing grants in support of the Land Trust? If so, we’d love to talk with you. This volunteer role is flexible, interesting, and a great “home-based” way to make a difference. Access to a computer is a requirement. Prior grant-writing experience not necessary.
      Volunteers needed: 2
    • Field Photographer: Do you love getting out in the field with groups? Are you great at capturing the candid shots that tell the story of an organization’s impact on people? We are looking for volunteer photographers who can meet groups out in the field to document visitor and volunteer experiences for our newsletters and website, then share the photos with us. (If you are comfortable posting to social media, even better!) This is an occasional opportunity.
      Volunteers needed: 6
    • Youth Educator: Do you want to help inspire the next generation of land stewards? Join our K-12 education team in leading and/or supporting field- and classroom- based experiences for local students. Youth education or professional-level natural resource management experience preferred (topics such as wildlife biology, ecology, geology, wetland biology, water quality, forestry).
      Volunteers needed: Many
    • Photography Archivist: Are you an organizational whiz, comfortable designing and managing windows file catalogs? Do you love sorting and tagging photographs? We could really use your help whipping our large photo archive into shape. Work flexible hours on your own schedule at home or at the Jefferson Land Trust office.
      Volunteers needed: 1
    • Event Helper: We throw great parties that celebrate the land and the people that support it, and we rely on wonderful volunteers to help plan, set up, run, and tear them down. Commitment could be limited to one event per year, or be ongoing, as your schedule allows. Come join the party it’s fun!
      Volunteers needed: 10
    • Mailing and Office Helper: Would you like to join our growing group of volunteers who help to put together mailed communications or perform other tasks for the Land Trust? Spend time in our cozy office while meeting other people and spreading the message of conservation with your community. This is an occasional opportunity.
      Volunteers needed: 3

Contact us to find the right volunteer opportunity for you!