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Get Involved: Volunteering in Whatcom County

Get involved with Whatcom Land Trust and find out more about how we protect and steward Whatcom’s special places. We have a number of conservation projects where you can learn about conservation and the environment while volunteering with members of our Stewardship Team. Find out more about how you can make a difference in your community. Check out all the volunteer opportunities and find one that works for you!

Ways to get involved

Conservation and environmental volunteering and learning opportunities

Work Parties

Work Parties are a great way to make a difference and to learn about properties that contain important ecological benefits and how to protect those special places.
Find out more about our Work Parties

What are Field Fridays?

Want to spend some time with the Stewardship Team and learn a bit more about land trust conservation sites? Sign up for a Field Friday adventure held on the first Friday of the month! We have up to six seats open for volunteers to ride along for property monitoring, maintenance, and other stewardship activities. These are working days, and are more difficult than our work parties! Volunteers should be prepared for all weather conditions and have tough, weather appropriate footwear ready to traverse rugged, uneven terrain. While the traversing may be challenging at times, the rewards are immense! Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit parts of properties rarely seen by the public, learn about Whatcom Land Trust’s stewardship goals and processes, and participate in restoration and land management activities.
Find out more about our Field Fridays

Become a Volunteer Land Steward

The reason we are able to protect the thousands of acres of land and waters in our care is due to our dedicated corps of volunteer land stewards and donors. In the first half of the year alone, almost 70 trained Volunteer Land Stewards spent more than 1,000 hours monitoring Whatcom Land Trust properties around the county. Many of these same volunteers additionally participated at our Work Party and Field Friday events to accomplish habitat restoration activities. Without these passionate and truly inspirational members of our community, the quality of stewardship on our lands would not be the same. We couldn’t be more fortunate to work with such a precious resource.
Find out more about becoming a Volunteer Land Steward.

Involve your Business

Whatcom Land Trust relies on the wonderful community in Whatcom County to help us achieve our goals of preserving and protecting wildlife habitat, open spaces, and working farms and forests in the county. Business partners play a critical role in achieving our Mission. By partnering with the Land Trust local businesses fulfill a very basic need, finding and keeping great employees. People come to Whatcom County because it is a special place, and Whatcom Land Trust helps to preserve and foster that quality of life. By donating to and working with the Land Trust businesses are investing in their employees. 
Find out more about how you can Involve your Business.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities at the Whatcom Land Trust are diverse and rewarding!

Whatcom Land Trust has the traditional Saturday morning Work Parties and monthly Field Fridays that help us steward Land Trust properties to ensure that they’re healthy and thriving. However, there are many other fantastic ways you can volunteer that helps the Land Trust accomplish their mission!
Find out about more about the Volunteer Opportunities Whatcom Land Trust has to offer.