Indian River Land Trust offers the following volunteer opportunities:
Clean Up Conservation Lands and Trails
Help the Land Trust clean up the Indian River Lagoon by cleaning shorelines and trails along its conservation lands. You’ve heard of marine debris – that’s the trash that floats around in the ocean and the Lagoon. During high tides, this debris washes onto the shorelines of IRLT’s popular trails and important conservation lands. Spend a rewarding morning collecting trash and debris with dedicated volunteers. IRLT provides equipment and hauls off the trash.
Restore Native Habitat – Remove Unwanted Invasive Plants
Invasive plants are a major threat to the health and integrity of the native habitats and wildlife. They crowd out native plants that provide food and shelter. Restoration includes hand removal of non-native weeds and saplings to prevent degradation or loss of native habitat. Spend a morning collecting non-native seeds and weeding our important habitats. Equipment is provided.
IRLT offers a variety of conservation tours at several of its properties. Trained volunteers lead tours of 10-25 participants through spectacular properties during the cooler months. Types of tours include general Conservation tours for specific properties, Birding, and Native Plants. IRLT staff provide training, guidance and materials as needed.
Be our eyes and ears on our public trails. Point out interesting features to trail users, find out how and why they use the trails, and report maintenance issues and wildlife sightings.
Serve at Events
The Land Trust occasionally needs volunteers to assist with Land Trust events. Duties may include greeter, parking attendant, and setup/breakdown.
We Offer Group or Business Volunteer Opportunities
Contact us to plan a volunteer day at a Land Trust property for your group or business.
Volunteers are recognized in the annual report, with IRLT swag, and with an end-of-season celebration. Join the team and have some fun!