Volunteers are crucial to the Wilderness Trust’s land protection efforts. Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. To learn more about any of these activities, or to volunteer, please call or email us: (802) 224-1000 or .
Easement and Wildland Monitoring: Monitors serve as on-the-ground field assistants, observing the condition of properties and reporting conditions back to the staff, conveying appreciation for the land, responding to questions about the stewardship program, and serving as a liaison between landowners and the Northeast Wilderness Trust. Experience in monitoring is not necessary, but a background in hiking, guiding, or outdoor work is helpful. Must be available at least one day a year and comfortable hiking in remote areas.
Leading Outdoor Programs: Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and love of the natural world with others? Lead a field trip for kids or adults to one of the Trust’s conserved properties to look at birds, wildflowers, wildlife signs, or some other aspect of a site’s ecology and explore its land use history. We can provide logistical support, event promotion, and registration.
Photographing Conserved Lands: If you have a camera and an eye for composition, you can help us by visiting recently conserved properties and taking photos for use in our mailings, publications, slides shows, and website.
Friendraising Events: Do you like to throw a party? Among the Trust’s most effective membership building tools are the gatherings hosted by our supporters in their homes to introduce us to friends and neighbors. You provide the food and drink; we do the talking. This is one of the best ways you can help build understanding and support for land conservation in your community!