Volunteer

There's much to be done and we can't do it alone!

To discuss volunteer opportunities at Westchester Land Trust, please contact us!

Send us an email

or call us 914-234-6992 ext 21

Click here to fill out our volunteer questionnaire!

Work the Farm

Westchester Land Trust’s half-acre Sugar Hill Farm headquarters supplies much needed fresh produce to area food pantries and soup kitchens. Last year, a whopping 12,667 pounds of vegetables (the equivalent of 53,408 servings) were harvested from amongst the Food Bank’s partner sites – the highest yields since the program was started! It’s no secret that volunteers are an essential part of the program’s success. From planting seedlings in the spring to weeding, tending, and harvesting crops all summer and into the fall, our volunteers make it happen!

The bulk of our farm work is accomplished through twice-monthly volunteer gatherings from April through October. We strive to recruit a diverse range of individuals and families to volunteer with us. We welcome all ages and abilities to connect with each other, the environment, and their food, through exploration on the farm. Join us to learn about sustainable agriculture and make a tangible impact on hunger in our community.


Clear a Trail

If a tree falls in the forest does anyone here it? Maybe not, but if it falls across a trial, someone has to clear it! Come help our stewardship team keep our trails clear and safe for all visitors! Learn to identify and remove invasive, plant trees to buffer our streams and native plants for our local critters.


Take your Business Outside

Westchester Land Trust’s Helping Hands program pairs corporations, local businesses, and other community-based organizations with one-day stewardship projects designed to enhance the appearance, safety, and usability of our public preserves. Through “hands-on” experience, volunteers witness the positive impact of their work and gain greater understanding of the importance of protecting natural landscapes. We strive to arrange fun and rewarding projects for volunteers of all abilities.

Join the likes of Regeneron, Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, Dannon, Caldwell Banker, Swiss Re and Pepsi – out on the trail!


Help Outside by Staying Inside

To protect what’s outside, we need to do a little paperwork inside. As a nationally accredited land trust and 501(c)3 Organization, we take our indoor business as seriously as we take out responsibility in the field! Join the office staff by helping with friend-raising and fundraising events, mailings, filing, and making thank you calls.

Contact Grace Buck, Assistant Director of Development, directly at 914-234-6992 ext 23 for more information about these volunteer opportunities.


Love to Party

Join our Annual Benefit Committee. Each June, 300 of our closest friends join us to celebrate achievements in local land preservation. Click here to see our ‘An Evening Under the Stars’, 2014 Benefit

Contact Grace Buck, Assistant Director of Development, directly at 914-234-6992 ext 23 for more information about these volunteer opportunities.

Moving Bridge at HB1

A volunteer painting Blazes

SGitW at SHF1

Favors helpers

Ernst & Young Helping Hands

Food Bank Volunteers