Our first priority right now is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community members through the evolving COVID-19 situation. We are suspending our volunteer program until further notice, and will inform you when the program is up and running again.
Volunteers are integral to the success of Coastal Mountains Land Trust. If you are a current volunteer for the Land Trust, we hope you will continue to be involved. If you are interested in getting involved, feel free to contact us with your questions.
The Land Trust is always seeking help with a range of stewardship and outreach activities. Specifically, we're looking for:
Project Volunteers (on call for workdays)
Throughout the year, we organize groups of volunteers for stewardship and outreach work parties that last from 2-4 hours. Office-based projects include stuffing envelopes, putting together newsletter mailings, and preparing for events. Field crews, based in Camden and Belfast, work from 9:00am to noon most Wednesdays, clearing trails, marking boundaries, building bridges, and pulling invasive plants.
Ongoing Stewardship & Outreach Volunteers
The Land Trust also recruits to fill a range of volunteer positions that require an on-going commitment and knowledge of the area and the Land Trust. Time commitments range from 1 day/week to 1 day/month. What follows is a list of the long-term stewardship and outreach positions for which we are seeking interested candidates.
Enjoy walking out in the woods? These positions serve as the eyes and ears out in the field... monitoring the conditions of our conservation properties, easements, and trails.
Beech Hill Steward and Docents
Docents serve as land monitors of the Beech Hill, as docents to the historic hut, and as hosts at special events. Stewards work independently and assist with observing visitor activity as well as condition of trails, signage, and Beech Nut (the sod-roofed stone hut at the summit). Stewards also convey Preserve guidelines to those inquiring and to those not complying.
Fernalds Neck Docent and Steward
Have you always wanted to engage the public in a natural setting? The position will provide scheduled coverage of the Preserve during high use times during the summer, and assistance on maintenance projects. 4-8 hrs/month. 3-5 positions.
We can always use an extra pair of hands at our busy office. Join the hubbub by assisting staff with office maintenance and helping with miscellaneous projects. 4 hrs/week or month.
New Property Buyers Researcher
If you're looking for an easy way to help a lot, this job is for you! The primary duties of this position are to visit town offices and review their recent property transfer tax documents, recording appropriate information and passing your notes along to the Land Trust via postal mail, e-mail, or drop-off. 20 minutes per office plus travel time in January, April, July, and October.
This position is for the gregarious outdoor enthusiast. The bulk of this position will be planning and leading monthly informal hikes on our preserves. As time permits, you may also be involved in outreach planning, formal outreach events, and exhibition displays. 2-4 hrs/month.
Beech Hill Docent
Are you a history buff? Join the Beech Hill docents and cover Open Houses at Beech Nut throughout summer. The position includes opening Beech Nut and providing information to the public on cultural and natural history and current uses of Beech Hill Preserve. 2 hrs/month.