Upcoming Field Events
To see details for volunteer events, check out our events page.
All are welcome! Email Volunteer Coordinator Maya Cough-Schulze for details.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Volunteers are vital to the success of Skagit Land Trust, and they are involved in almost every aspect of the work we do. If you are interested in offering your knowledge and skills in any capacity to help protect land in Skagit County, please contact us!
We always need volunteers to assist with maintenance and restoration work on Skagit Land Trust 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 Skagit Land Trust work party events, as well as assist with special projects in smaller groups. In the past people have planted trees, mown grass, installed culverts, cleared brush, repaired and removed fences, and located property lines. See Skagit Land Trust Events for the upcoming work party calendar. To be added to the email list, email our Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer Land Steward
Volunteer Land Stewards adopt one of Skagit Land Trust's properties and provide stewardship over a long period of time. Volunteer Land Stewards act as eyes and ears for the Trust. They visit their property at least quarterly to see what has been happening in their absence. They periodically take photographs at designated points to document changes. They perform minor maintenance on the property, talk to neighbors, initiate investigations of encroachments, and report findings to the Trust staff. There are currently openings to become a land steward. If interested, email Stewardship Director Michael Kirshenbaum.
Community Engagement Volunteer
Community Engagement Volunteers are needed to connect our community with local land conservation efforts and encourage the appreciation of Skagit's spectacular natural areas. Opportunities include ongoing and one-time tasks such as assisting with special events, presenting to community groups, and contributing writing, photography, and video projects to share the wonders of our natural Skagit. If interested, email Development Director Lynne Jordan.
If you're a scientist or a student, click here for more information about conducting research on Trust lands.
Got a goat, pig or chickens?
If you have a day or two free and a goat, pig or chickens, I'd love to talk to you about helping us control our blackberry patches! Some control of certain invasives (like Himalayan blackberry!) by goat browse, pig browse and digging, and depletion of a seed bank by chickens is possible. If you're interested in helping us test this, send us an email.
Now, thanks to our local volunteer sponsors, Skagit Land Trust can thank our volunteers with tasty treats or tickets!
Skagit Valley Food Co-op generously supports Skagit Land Trust volunteers by awarding them certificates for ice cream as they donate 15 and then 30 hours of their time. Thank you!
If you're interested in supporting volunteerism on Skagit Land Trust properties, please contact us today!