Volunteer

A huge thank you to our volunteers!

Hilltown Land Trust has an incredibly dedicated group of volunteers without whom it would be impossible to accomplish all of the work that we do. From serving on our board of directors to leading hikes and tackling intimidating clerical duties, our volunteers work tirelessly to help accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities are regularly available for people who want to become more involved with HLT.

To learn more about volunteering, please contact us. Scroll down to learn about a few specific volunteer opportunities.

If you are unable to volunteer, consider supporting the work we do by becoming a member.

Land Steward Volunteers

Volunteers emerge from a hollow tree during a 2008 monitoring visit.

Volunteers pose in a hollow tree during a monitoring visit.

Besides providing information to landowners interested in preserving their land, the Hilltown Land Trust is responsible for regularly monitoring the land on which we hold conservation restrictions. This ensures land under restriction is not being used in ways it shouldn’t (such as the owner erecting buildings or clearing land in places the restriction doesn’t allow). Our stewardship committee is responsible for monitoring the properties and completing all monitoring reports.

Monitoring is done in the spring and fall, when visibility is best because the trees have no leaves and there is no snow on the ground. Our staff and volunteers monitor HLT’s conservation restrictions by visiting with the landowner and walking the property. With more than 25 properties, that takes quite a bit of time. In 2006, pilot Norman Baker of Windsor donated his services and the use of his Piper Cub, taking HLT Board Member Eric Weber on an overflight, providing an aerial overview of several properties.

If you are interested in volunteering as a land monitor, please contact our TerraCorps Land Stewardship Coordinator at 413-628-4485 x4 or by using our contact form.

Outreach Volunteers

Two women dressed in cold-weather running gear smiling in foreground, with more people mingling in the background, in the woods

Volunteers at an HLT event

We are always looking for new outreach volunteers to help lead and assist with our events and other outreach efforts. This is a great job for people who enjoy working with the public, or for anyone that has outdoor-related expertise they want to share with others. If you are interested in becoming an outreach volunteer, please contact out TerraCorps Community Engagement Coordinator at 413-628-4485 x4 or by using our contact form.