Volunteer

LRCT has conserved over 28,300 acres in the Lakes Region in over 160 properties since its founding in 1979.  All of the work to conserve and steward these lands and over 100 miles of trails would not be possible without the help of LRCT’s many tremendously dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.  Join our team of volunteers; we’d welcome and appreciate your help!

If you are interested in volunteering for LRCT, please fill out and return this Volunteer Information Form.  You can either print it, fill it out, and mail it in or you can download the form, fill in the form, and email the form to lrct@lrct.org as an attachment.  Do not fill out the form directly in your browser.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 603-253-3301; lrct@lrct.org.

 

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR LRCT

Russell Rowland

Stewardship Volunteer

Stewardship Volunteers assist with resource management projects on LRCT’s owned properties. Projects include removing invasive plant species, improving access areas for recreation, repairing/installing trailhead kiosks, working on habitat/land restoration projects, maintaining existing trails, constructing new trails, and marking trails with blazes and signs. Projects are conducted through volunteer Work Days and often work with the LRCT Staff or AmeriCorps crew. The time commitment is completely up to you … one day a year, one day a month … this is an area in which we can always use help.

Trail Adopters

With more experience, Stewardship Volunteers may become Trail Adopters who volunteer to monitor specific trails on a property, maintain the trail to ensure that it is in good condition for use by visitors, and report larger trail maintenance needs or issues to LRCT on an annual basis. Trail Adopters may be individuals or a group of people (for example: civic groups, service leaning classes, hiking clubs, local businesses, or groups of friends). If you’d like to organize a team of Trail Adopters please let us know.

Property Adopters

With more experience, Stewardship Volunteers may become Property Adopters. Each property that LRCT owns has a volunteer Property Adopter who regularly monitors the property, alerts LRCT staff about stewardship issues, and keeps a close watch on the conserved property. Property Adopters maintain trails (if present), identify needed projects, and work diligently to ensure that the protected property is carefully stewarded. Property Adopters are also responsible for completing an Adopter Report each year.

 

Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers assist with large mailings and other office tasks as needed. Office Volunteers may assist on a particular project or sign up to be called when needs arise.

 

If you let us know you are interested in volunteering, we will work with you to find a volunteer role that matches your skills and interests. 

Thank you!