CLCT relies entirely on volunteers who contribute their time and talent. There is no paid staff.
While gifts of cash enable us to do things, it is people who make it happen. We welcome all who would like to participate with us in the operations of this land trust. We need help on big tasks and on little tasks. Some are indoor activities, and some are done outdoors. Some might last awhile, but many might take just an hour or two. Try volunteering for a small task in an area of your interest or special talent or knowledge. Then you can consider whether you would like to do more.
You may have a better idea than we do of how you might contribute, but here are a just a few of the things we might suggest:
- Trail work: removing fallen trees and branches, refreshing painted blazes, designing a trail through a newly acquired parcel
- Land care: marking borders, eliminating invasive plants, trimming around meadows
- Stewardship: take the lead in respect of one particular property for figuring out how it should be managed, what needs to be done with it, calling for attention so others can pitch in to help effectively
- Fund raising, preparing grant requests
- Preparing items for our newsletter or designing publicity items
- Organizing or updating our land or membership records
- Lecturing, teaching or demonstrating, inside or out in the woods, on some topic of nature
- Creating signs or pamphets or maps to guide visitors through our properties
- Advising on finances, insurance, organization, planning and other corporate concerns