At the heart of all non-profit organizations are the volunteers who make the mission of the organization possible. The GLLT has been fortunate in having dedicated members who make up the Board of Directors, serve on committees, and assist with a variety of programs including:
- Monitor of Conservation Easements
- Volunteer as a Docent
- Easement Development Committee
- Properties Commission
- Membership Committee
- Publicity and Public Relations Committee
- Development Committee
Some of our Volunteer Programs...
Monitoring of Conservation Easements
Monitoring our many properties is an ongoing project for the GLLT. Helping the monitors is a way to explore areas you wouldn’t normally have access to, including private properties. Ranging from very easy to rigorous, volunteers stipulate the type of property they would like to monitor. Small teams meet at the property and set out for a few hours with a GLLT captain to walk the property and evaluating the conditions according to the terms of the easement. The leader for each team has marking and measuring equipment, and all information needed about the property.
Volunteering as a Docent
Our docents receive training and are willing to lead two walks each year when the training is completed. We welcome volunteers who want to learn more about the natural world and wish to share that knowledge with others. Please contact our Education Director, Leigh Macmillen Hayes at [email protected].
The land trust currently owns 18 properties with 2,548 acres of prime wetlands, wildlife habitats, working forest and rare species habitats. A volunteer Properties Commission works year-round to provide stewardship including the maintenance of several miles of hiking trails, view vistas, and public access facilities. Volunteers are always welcome to assist with trail maintenance projects and the development of new facilities. Natural resource inventories and surveys are a vital part of our stewardship programs, and volunteers with such skills are encouraged to participate.
If you would like to donate some time to help the GLLT achieve its mission, or if you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Tom Henderson, Executive Director, at [email protected] for more information.