Volunteer Opportunities

LRCT has conserved over 27,000 acres in the Lakes Region in over 150 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

 

Trail Volunteers

Trail Volunteers help maintain existing trails, construct new trails, mark trails with blazes and signs, install new kiosks at trailheads, and assist with other needed tasks which ensure that trails will be in good condition for use by visitors to LRCT’s conserved properties. Trail Volunteers may choose a single property or trail that they would like to help maintain (see Trail Adopter description) or may volunteer for projects on different properties. 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.

 

Russell Rowland

 

Trail Adopters

With more experience, Trail Volunteers may become Trail Adopters who volunteer to monitor a specific trail 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. Trail Adopters may be individuals or a group of people (for example: civic groups, service learning classes, hiking clubs, local businesses, or groups of friends). If you’d like to organize a team of Trail Adopters, please let us know.

 

Stewardship Volunteer

Stewardship Volunteers assist with resource management projects on LRCT’s owned properties such as invasive species removal work, habitat restoration projects, recreational access, repairing trailhead kiosks, and much more. 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.

 

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, identify needed projects, and work diligently to ensure that the protected property is carefully stewarded.

 

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!