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Positions with Skagit Land Trust

Thank you for your interest in being part of Skagit Land Trust. Below are our current and on-going positions.

AmeriCorps Position: Community Engagement Member

Skagit Land Trust (SLT) is seeking an AmeriCorps Member (AC Member) to assist with our Outreach and Volunteer Stewardship programs. By recruiting volunteers to steward Skagit Land Trust properties and educating the community on the importance of conservation, the AmeriCorps Member expands the Trust’s capacity to improve the condition of at-risk ecosystems and protect wildlife, agricultural and forest lands, and other critical natural areas. The project goal is to share knowledge and skills to help build a conservation-minded public in Skagit County. We engage community members of all ages and backgrounds in hands-on activities and learning opportunities at important natural areas and throughout the county.

Applicants should have an academic background or strong interest in communications, environmental science or education, ecology, biology, or a related field. They should have strong communication skills, be organized and self- motivated. They should be comfortable working with the general public and youth, comfortable working outside in the elements, and able to work independently as well as in a team. This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in planning and volunteer coordination of community and volunteer stewardship work parties, community science projects, nature walks and other community events
  • Assist with recruitment and coordination of volunteers for Skagit Land Trust events and work parties and maintain database of volunteer hours
  • Attend work parties and assist in stewardship activities
  • Document work parties and other events through video and photographs
  • Update and maintain the Trust's photo library
  • Assist with promotion and execution of events through the use of print materials, social media, enews, and the Trust website
  • Write social media and website content emphasizing volunteer and educational opportunities
  • Assist with development and design of the Trust's newsletter
  • Assist Education and Volunteer Program Coordinator with development and implementation of Conservation Classroom activities for K-12 students, as well as coordinate youth field trips and service projects
  • Assist in developing educational events for diverse audiences to increase community awareness of Trust properties open to the public
  • Other tasks as directed by supervisor


  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of enrollment
  • Must reside in Washington State at time of enrollment
  • Must be able to provide own transportation (mileage will be reimbursed)
  • Must be willing to commit to 40 hours per week for the entire duration of the placement
  • Interest and/or education related to ecology or environmental studies and/or non-profit communication.
  • Interest and/or experience coordinating outdoor volunteer activities or training volunteers
  • Skills with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Suite and Canva
  • Experience taking and editing photos and short video in the field
  • Experience with email programs such as MailChimp and social media sites
  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Must be comfortable serving in the outdoors in inclement weather

Pay: Monthly stipend of $2171.43 through AmeriCorps program

Duration: September 1, 2023 – July 15, 2024

Benefits: Health Insurance provided by AmeriCorps program. After completing 1700 hours of service an education award of $6895.00 is available from AmeriCorps

To Apply:

Apply through AmeriCorps website at

Or, send resume with 3 references and cover letter to:

Skagit Land Trust, Attn: Stacy Dahl,

PO Box 1017 Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 428-7878


Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with interviews taking place until placement is filled.

Volunteer Land Steward

Are you interested in helping to protect and care for a special place in the Skagit? The Skagit Land Trust is always seeking volunteers for our Land Stewards program!

Volunteer land stewards are vital to insuring preservation of the outstanding values for which the property was acquired. Effective stewardship requires a long-term commitment to the land, which can be best achieved when an individual adopts a property and provides stewardship for successive years.

Skagit Land Trust Land Steward Dick Raisler installs a property sign. Photograph credit: Skagit Land Trust staff.

As a volunteer land steward, you can adopt one of Skagit Land Trust's properties and provide stewardship over a long period of time. As eyes and ears for the Trust, Land Stewards:

  • visit 'their' property at least quarterly to see what has been happening in their absence;
  • periodically take photographs at designated points to document changes;
  • perform minor maintenance on the property, remove invasive plants, talk to neighbors, initiate investigations of encroachments;
  • report findings to the Trust staff.

Click here to find out more about our current land stewards and for the land steward and land steward aide application materials.

Contact us for more details about the Land Steward program at

Thank you for your interest!

If you'd like to be involved with local land conservation, we are always seeking volunteers to help with land stewardship, commitee service, event planning, and office assistance. Visit our Volunteer Page to learn more and sign up for our newsletter.