Get Involved!

Volunteering

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Volunteers are vital to the success of the Darien Land Trust, from serving on our board of directors to land protection, habitat restoration, office support, and organization. Whatever your skill, knowledge, or interest, there’s a place you can make a difference.

Stewardship

StewardshipStewardship work parties bring together the nicest people and offer a chance to enjoy the fresh air. We always need volunteers to assist with maintenance and restoration work on our properties and conservation easements. This is our largest group of volunteers, and we will gladly welcome more!

Stewardship volunteers bring their energy and enthusiasm to Darien Land Trust work party events as well as assist with special projects in smaller groups. In the past people have maintained habitat, cleared brush, fixed up trails, removed invasive plants, planted native species, and located property lines.

Corporate One-day Projects

The Darien Land Trust works closely with the local businesses and community groups to work on one-day projects on preserved land to enhance the appearance, safety, and usability of the land.

Through hands-on experience that is fun and rewarding, the volunteers gain an understanding of the importance of preserving natural landscapes and the effective impact of their work. This helps reach our objective of creating stewards and informed advocates for these properties on the individual, community, and corporate levels.

The Darien Land Trust handles all project details, easing the ability of corporations to carry out this type of community service, and customizes each project based on a variety of factors including level of difficulty and number of participants.

Outreach Volunteer

Meet other like-minded people and get to know our professional staff by spending a few hours that truly make a difference. 

Got a camera and an eye for photo composition? Visit recently conserved lands to take photos for use in DLT’s publications, slide shows, and website.

Do you like to throw a party? Among DLT’s most effective membership building tools are the gatherings hosted by DLT members in their homes to introduce us to friends and neighbors. You provide the food and drink; we do the talking. This is one of the best ways you can help build understanding and support for land conservation in your community! 

Looking for an outlet for your writing skills? We periodically need help with newsletter articles on recent conservation projects, press releases, and other special writing assignments. When you receive a mailing from the DLT, it has likely passed through the hands of one of our mailing volunteers, a lively bunch who gathers to collate, stuff, and seal our membership mailings. It’s fun and social and we manage to get a lot of work done too.

We look forward to working with you to conserve Darien’s natural lands and heritage!