With more than 660 acres to look after, spread across 150-plus properties, it’s no wonder that volunteers are key to OCT’s stewardship efforts.

Would you like to do some hands-on work while exploring beautiful places all over Orleans? Maybe you feel a special connection to the OCT land in your neighborhood, and want to make sure that property gets the care and attention it deserves. Or maybe, like us, you just want to rip out oriental bittersweet wherever you see it!

Whatever your reason, OCT welcomes your help. You can tell us a little about yourself and your interest on the short form here. Or just sign up to receive emails, including notices about one-time volunteer opportunities, and join one of our workdays when your schedule permits.

Becoming a land steward calls for a longer-term commitment but no special qualifications. Land stewards adopt an OCT property to keep tabs on—sometimes more than one!—and receive training from our staff.

You’re not all that into pulling invasives or keeping trails clear? Maybe there’s a spot for you on one of OCT’s committees, which meet regularly to work on specific areas of our mission and operations, reporting back to the Board of Trustees. Committee service is a great way to learn about and get more deeply involved in the Trust’s work. Our committees are composed mainly of trustees, but members who believe they have pertinent experience are invited to contact us if interested in serving on one of these committees:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Land Acquisition
  • Land Management
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Your time is valuable, and we thank you for choosing to volunteer with Orleans Conservation Trust!

Become an OCT volunteer