Volunteer Land Stewards

A Volunteer Land Steward will “adopt-a-property” and monitor on a regular basis; acting as the eyes and the ears of the Land Trust. You will submit a report once every three months, which will include notable plants and animals seen, amount and type of human traffic, and any potential issues that need a staff intervention before it worsens.

What is the Time Commitment of a Volunteer Land Steward?

As it is important for you to get to know your property and see the seasonal changes, we ask for a minimum commitment of two years. Additionally, we ask that you monitor your property AT LEAST once every three months, though you are more than welcome to visit the property weekly. If you are lucky to have the opportunity to take a 3-month vacation, no problem! Just let us know. Your visits do not need to be scheduled in advance and you can spend as many daylight hours on the land that you would like. This is the most flexible way to volunteer with us by choosing to monitor whenever works best for YOU. At the end of each quarter, you will be asked to fill out a simple one-page report to let us know what you saw and/or accomplished on the property you steward

How do you Become a Volunteer Land Steward?

To become a Volunteer Land Steward, you will need to attend a two-hour training by our stewardship staff. This training will provide you with a background of the organization, our stewardship program, and how to effectively be a Volunteer Land Steward. At the end of the training, you will have the opportunity to commit by filling out a property placement questionnaire so we can determine the property that best suits you. From there, it’s all up to you when you want to go back!

Hear why Volunteer Land Stewards care so deeply about their properties:

Volunteer Waivers

English Forms:

Spanish Forms (formas españolas):

submit your monitoring report here