Volunteer

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Conserving nature, clean water, and working lands directly supports the health and well being of our families and communities. There are many interesting and fun volunteering opportunities through the Land Trust, and we invite you to join us!

Volunteer possibilities span from simple one-day events to joining the leadership team and helping to plan our future. You’ll have fun, meet interesting people, and enrich your life.

Click on each volunteer opportunity below to see a more detailed description of how you can come and have fun and learn about conservation.

Fall 2015 Needs

When it comes to conservation, the Georges River Land Trust knows that it takes many people working together to make our vision a reality. We need your talents!

Climate Summit at The Strand – November 5, 2015
Our upcoming Climate Summit is a big event for us, and we could use your help to set up and take down the reception, take tickets at the door, oversee special seating, and pick up question cards from the audience. Please give us a call at 594-5166 if you can help.

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Board and Committee Service

boardAre you looking for a way to invest your energy that will make a difference for our communities? Serving on our Board of Directors or one of our committees offers a way for you to get deeply involved in the serious work of protecting our local environment, educating our communities about the benefits of open space, and supporting our way of life by protecting working farms and forests. It is also a great way to meet other people in the watershed that share your passion for our mission. Join us in our conservation work and you will amazed at how it will make a positive change in your life!

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Trail Maintenance

youthlinksDo you have a favorite section of the Georges Highland Path that you hike frequently? Consider joining our cadre of Trail Adopters where you’ll be contributing to the success of our 55-mile trail system in a healthy and enjoyable way. Or, if you only have a day here and there, sign up for our trail work parties with our lively, and hard-working Trails Committee.

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Property Stewardship

stewards06Becoming a Property Steward for one of over 50 protected properties in the Georges River watershed region, including farms, scenic sites, historic places, woodlands and shorefront properties, will give you access to annually visit the site. You will enjoy providing critical monitoring in a spectacular part of our watershed, learn about the intricacies of our conservation process, work with our Stewardship Program Manager, as well as getting to know the property’s owner.

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Outreach Ambassadors

outreachWe are always looking for members and friends to help share the watershed story with the public. Help lead Walks & Talks about the natural history of the region or join us as a spokesperson at conservation fairs. Bring your special knowledge to a fun event and watch the light come on for others.

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Revelry for the River

revelryLike a fun party? By helping us with our Revelry for the River events you make new friends, visit the beautiful homes of our hosts, and have a blast creating new and exciting parties where the proceeds benefit our conservation programs.

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Garden Tour

Garden Tour
Join an enthusiastic group of men and women to plan and execute our largest event of the year, our annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour. The Garden Tour Committee has a great time visiting gardens, designing the outreach materials, talking with sponsors, and helping in a beautiful garden on tour day.

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Office Volunteer

officeIf helping out “behind the scenes” interests you, we have lots to do throughout the year in our busy office. While surrounded by maps of the watershed and pictures of its natural beauty, you can help us keep organized and efficient as we work to protect the stunning region around us. Graphic design, data entry, filing, mailings, photocopying, and much more. It’s a great way to get to know our staff, work with other volunteers, and keep us operating at top efficiency.

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If any of these opportunities appeal to you, or if you have a great idea about other ways you can help us out, contact us today!