If you are interested in offering your skills and time as a SELT volunteer, please read below and complete this VOLUNTEER INQUIRY FORM.
SELT relies on volunteers to help the organization achieve our shared goal of conserving the region’s significant lands and natural resources. Currently we have three volunteer programs:
Easement Monitoring: With more than 160 properties and 8,300+ acres of open spaces protected by conservation easements, volunteers are critical to our ability to monitor and enforce our easements. Easement monitors visit the same property (or properties) annually, meet with landowners, observe its condition, and report back observations to the Land Trust. Our Volunteer Easement Monitoring Program is currently full. We will update this page when openings become available and when volunteer trainings are scheduled.
Land Stewardship: As the owner of thousands of acres of land, SELT needs help in establishing and maintaining trails, removing invasive species, and keeping a watchful eye on our lands. Volunteers for this program visit our owned-lands on a regular basis and report back on observations and help with medium-duty management activites like trail clearing. Volunteers are also invited to participate in larger group work days that are scheduled throughout the year on different properties.
Office, Events, and Outreach: Volunteers are needed to help with light office tasks, including the stuffing envelopes but also scanning, copying, filing, database entry, and related tasks. Volunteers are also needed for photography, outreach efforts, and fundraising events.
Thank you for your interest!