Volunteer Opportunities

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To volunteer for any of these efforts, please email Joan Merrick.

Volunteer opportunities that are mostly indoors

  • Pick up mail from our PO box weekly
  • Take donations to the bank biweekly
  • Assist in Excel spreadsheet and Google doc production
  • Oversee encroachments and help Property Management bring them to resolution
  • Create trail maps
  • Support BLT social media efforts (Facebook, YouTube, blog posts)
  • Contribute writing, photos or artwork for our newsletter and other communications
  • Fundraise
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Scan and electronically archive documents
  • Archive paper documents at Land Trust house
  • Maintain an online BLT calendar
  • Organize events and parties
  • Set up chairs/refreshments at lectures and events
  • Join and/or chair the Membership committee
  • Join the Finance committee
  • Attend Town commission meetings and report back to the relevant BLT committees
  • Provide training to board members in your specialized content area
  • Liaison with and supervise youth activities (e.g., Branford High School and Scouts)
  • Take photos of reported tree and branch blow-downs
  • Assist with, or supervise, routine maintenance of Land Trust House
  • Public relations for the LT House renovations project
  • Research, collect and organize materials related to the history of the LT house
  • Work with BCTV to make our programming available on local TV
  • Correct Town maps of our properties
  • Present in our winter speaker series

Volunteer opportunities that are mostly outdoors

  • Help lead walks
  • Assist with leadership in monthly Saturday work parties
  • Work with youth from the Peabody Evolutions program
  • Help at the annual children’s environmental day camp
  • Spend time at the BLT table during the Branford Festival in June
  • Help to set up and break down the tent and displays at the Branford Festival
  • Participate in the twice-weekly trail crew
  • Boundary marking
  • Help with signage and parking at walks and events
  • Maintain/replace trail blazes
  • Refurbish our BLT property signs
  • Improve trail head signage and post property names, where applicable
  • Improve access ways for the tractors to cut our open space fields
  • Acquire and plant native shrubs/sew native plant seeds on freshly cut fields
  • Maintain our wooden boardwalks
  • Pick up litter at trail heads and along popular trails


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Branford Land Trust
P.O. Box 254
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-5263


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