volunteersNorth County Land Trust manages 11 public access conservation areas with beautiful walking trails that are open to the public in Fitchburg, Gardner, Ashburnham, Westminster, Lunenburg, Hubbardston, Princeton, and Templeton.

We are a member supported conservation organization and rely on the time and talents of our volunteer network. Please consider joining with like-minded individuals, organizations, and businesses who support our mission. Get started today!

To volunteer, contact us or fill out our online volunteer form.

Trail Steward Volunteer

Participate in a trail work-day or join a stewardship committee. This could be a Trail Monitor at one of our conservation areas or helping us plow the parking areas at conservation areas. Look for Trail Work Days advertised on our Facebook Page. Learn about Land Stewardship and consider volunteering to steward one of our Conservation Areas.

Join in for Trail Team Thursdays, a bi-weekly volunteer morning held every other Thursday morning at 9am, locations vary depending on property work needs. Contact Em at emerlino@northcountylandtrust.org for more information.

Naturalist and Hike Leader

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world? Consider leading a nature walk on one of our conservation areas.

Office Volunteer

We need help with making calls, mailings, and filing. Computer skills are helpful but not required.

Special Events Volunteer

Help us plan and promote our guided nature walks, Annual Meeting, Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, Holiday Open House, and other special events.


Our membership loves to see pictures from our conservation areas. If you take a beautiful photo on one of our conservation areas, please send it to us.

Let us know your interests and availability

Volunteer Interest Form

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Volunteer Spotlight:

We are so appreciative of all the work that NCLT’s volunteers do for our regional land trust! These volunteers help in a number of ways by increasing our capacity in the work we do for land conservation. To show our great appreciation, we are going to be featuring some of our volunteers who do work in a diverse number of areas.

November 2020:

October 2020: Kevin Whitman, Rome Conservation Area Monitor

September 2020: Maryellen Mara-Christian & Mark Christian  – Trail Monitors, Kirby Conservation Area

August 2020: Desiree Demski-Hamelin  – Board Member

July 2020: Nancy Sequin – Garden Tour Volunteer & Trail Steward 

June 2020: Sandra Grund – Outreach and Engagement Committee

April 2020: Ken Schafer – Trail Steward

March 2020: Mary Cringan – Board Member

February 2020: Alan Ventura – Trail Monitor @ Peabody Conservation Area, Lunenburg

Volunteer trail crew