Posted June 29, 2022
As a small non-profit with only a single full time staff member, much of what we are able to accomplish is thanks to volunteers like you! There are currently a variety of ways to get more involved with the Wareham Land Trust and help make a difference in local conservation efforts, including:
Active Member Positions: There are a few different tiers within the WLT: the Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors, and three Committees (Outreach, Land Acquisition, and Stewardship). If you’re interested in an ongoing volunteer opportunity, we are currently seeking active members at all levels. Worried you won’t have anything to offer? One of the best parts about working with veteran Board and committee members is learning from the experienced people who are already serving in those capacities, some of whom have been involved since the Land Trust’s creation in 2001. And whether you realize it now, you do have things to offer! Have a knack for fundraising? We would love to have you help organize future events! Have experience with bookkeeping? We are looking for someone who can assist our Treasurer. Enjoy photography? You could help take photos of our events and our properties for future publications and social media posts. Are you knowledgeable about the local environment? You could lead or coordinate a future naturalist program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for more information about any of these opportunities.
Trail & Property Maintenance: If single-day volunteer events fit better with your schedule, WLT is also looking for motivated volunteers to help with trail and property maintenance projects, from trimming trails, to removing invasive species to building trail kiosks or bog boards. Our next scheduled volunteer day is an invasive plant removal at our Stoney Run property on Main Street, scheduled for Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 12pm. Visit WLT’s Event page for more information and to register.
Property Stewards: WLT protects more than 680 acres of conservation land throughout the Town, comprised of 17 Fee properties and 18 Conservation Restriction properties. We are required to monitor each of these properties at least once per year, and we are able to do this thanks to a dedicated group of property steward volunteers. This year we are seeking new property stewards to replace long-time stewards that have recently “retired” from the position. A training session will be held in September and monitoring typically occurs between October and November. Email email@example.com for more information or to express interest.
And more!: WLT is also always looking for engaged volunteers to help with a range of tasks from conducting biological surveys on our properties to technical help with our website to trash pick-up and more. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to receive more information.