Stewardship Volunteer Program
We're excited to launch our revamped Stewardship Volunteer Program!
Stewardship and restoration contributes to healthy ecosystems and wildlife populations, as well as safe and positive visitor experiences at our nature reserves. In addition to helping with conservation, volunteering with TTLT is a great way to spend some time in nature, meet like minded-people, learn and share your knowledge and experience, and have some fun along the way. We're pleased to offer an increased range of opportunities to help out with this work, including some weekend opportunities.
Take a look through the role descriptions listed below, then fill out our volunteer application form to get started.
Check out our events page to see some upcoming volunteer events including Buckthorn Busts, gardening, and seed collecting.
Diversifying Conservation: Butterfly Catching Nature Hike Event Volunteering
July 31, 2021
We're helping people connect with nature through family friendly butterfly catching and a beginner level hike at Meadowlily Nature Preserve and the Meadowlily ESA. Please sign-up to help us make this event possible!
We are looking for volunteers for the following roles:
Nature Hike Leaders: The Nature Hike Leader is responsible for guiding their group through a pre-determined route on the trails in Meadowlily ESA and Meadowlily Nature Preserve. The Nature Hike Leader should be knowledgeable of some native plants and animals, enough so that they can educate the participants and help individuals fill in their Nature Bingo cards. The Nature Hike Leader will also need to collect the bingo cards after the hike and wipe them clean at registration for the next group.
Event Shepherd Volunteers: The Event Shepherd Volunteer is responsible for assisting the leader and making sure no one gets left behind. They will stay with the same group for the entire event to keep people motivated and ensure COVID-19 safety protocols are being followed.
Registration/Tick Check Assistants: The Registration/Tick Check Assistant will be responsible for collecting and distributing COVID-19 screening questions and liability/photo waivers. They will also be responsible for doing a last minute tick check with participants before they leave the area. The Registration/Tick Check Assistant will also check on the snack/drink station at the end of their shift in case of needed refills.
Seed Ball Volunteers: The Seed Ball Volunteer will show participants how to create their own seed balls to take home and what to do with them after the event.
Backup Nature Hike Leaders: This is a backup position in case we have more interest than expected. Backup Nature Hike Leaders will lead a hike in between the regularly scheduled hike times, if needed.
Backup Event Shepherd Volunteers: This is a backup position in case we have more interest than expected. Backup Event Shepherd Volunteers will lead a hike in between the regularly scheduled event times, if needed.
Membership and Marketing Committee
We are looking for volunteers on our Membership and Marketing Committee (M&M). This is a great opportunity to make a noticeable impact on TTLT and our community. The expectations of this role is to attend the committee meetings approximately once every 2 months, volunteer at some of the events hosted by the M&M Committee, and bring enthusiasm for new ideas and passion to our great cause.
The Membership and Marketing Committee provides guidance to staff and the Board on matters relating to maintaining and increasing the membership base of TTLT and increasing the profile of the Trust. Its tasks include:
- Communicating with TTLT members, including the TaTTLer newsletter
- Cultivating media relations
- Organizing public events, such as the annual EcoFolk concert and Passport to Nature program
- Planning for other promotional activities including presentations and event displays
- Recruiting members, donors, and volunteers
Interested? Please contact Colin at [email protected] or 519-858-3442.
Writing for the TTLT Blog Page
Thames Talbot Land Trust publishes a variety of stories and information. Whether it is about your connection to nature, our properties, the animals that use them, a concern that should be brought forward or a volunteer that deserves recognition. Our posts are meant to inspire and captivate nature lovers. If we can create a community of nature lovers, we can create a passion to conserve the natural world that surrounds us.
Pitching your story
Writing for TTLT is an opportunity for people to express their creativity through story-telling. Are you interested in sharing your story? Send a brief (two to three sentence long) outline of your potential blog post to [email protected]. We require all submissions be of original work and related to nature and/or conservation.