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 NSLA Volunteers for Open Space


Volunteers are highly valued as an integral part of the success of the North Shore Land Alliance and we need your help.

The NSLA has been working diligently for the past several years to help protect and preserve some of the last remaining open spaces on the North Shore of Long Island.  We rely on volunteers to help us protect natural landscapes, organize educational programs, maintain and restore hiking trails, and spread the word about the value of conservation.  We are looking for volunteers to help with several aspects of the Alliance's operations and programs.  No experience is necessary for many of our volunteer opportunities, and all interested volunteers will be trained accordingly.

We offer a diverse range of opportunities for people of all backgrounds and ages.  Please sign up now and we'll contact you to explain the next steps in becoming a volunteer. 

Volunteering is also a great opportunity to:

§      Learn more about land conservation

§      Make new friends

§      Complete school-related volunteer hours

§      Generate awareness for our organization

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with the North Shore Land Alliance!

Please indicate your area(s) of interest. (For a description of each, see below.)
Clerical/Office Work Plant and Wildlife Surveys
Educator/Naturalist Preserve Monitor
Land Steward Special Events/Festivals
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If you have any questions please contact
or call 516-626-0908.

Clerical/Office Work:  Volunteers are needed to work with staff to help carry out the daily operations of the office.   Activities include clerical work, data entry, bulk mailings, filing, and organizing archival materials like press clippings and photographs. The office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Outdoor Educator/Naturalist: One of our priorities at the North Shore Land Alliance is to educate others about the importance of the environment and our natural surroundings.  Volunteer educators are needed for our nature walks to help children and adults gain a better understanding and respect for the natural world.   Some of our most popular walks have included bird observations, exploring ponds and woodlands, and investigating specific wildlife and plants. Programs typically run about two hours in length. Volunteers must be willing to work with children in an outdoor setting and have a desire to expand their interest in nature and wildlife.  Previous experiences, whether it be teaching or personal experience, can be very helpful in this area of interest.

Land Steward:  Throughout the year the Alliance performs many stewardship activities at its preserves.  Typical projects include removing invasive plants, restoring trails, marking property boundaries, and general tidying up. If you are handy with building things (and assisting others in doing so), constructing bat and bird boxes and installing them on our preserves would be much appreciated!

Although we call these events “work days,” they are informal and offer a chance to socialize with other conservation-minded people, as well as an opportunity to explore and learn about the ecology of the preserve where the work project is occurring.

Photographer:  Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, here's your chance to capture extensive images, on an ongoing basis, to be featured in various publications and on our website.   Photographers should have their own equipment and be able to deliver images in digital format in a short turnaround time if necessary.

Preserve Monitor: The Alliance occasionally has the opportunity to assign volunteers to steward a specific property, where they take on increased monitoring responsibilities. Volunteers are expected to commit to visiting a property a certain number of times per year, and provide monitoring reports, maps, and/or pictures to document these visits.

Special Events/Festivals/Tableing:  The North Shore Land Alliance hosts and attends several events each year.   There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work necessary to prepare for these events.  Volunteers are needed to help conduct educational outreach, assist with demonstrations, register individuals for upcoming nature walks and volunteers opportunities, and distribute NSLA promotional materials.

Plant and Wildlife surveys - If you have expertise in botany, birds, insects, or any other wildlife, we hope you will consider conducting biological inventory of one or more of our preserves!

The North Shore Land Alliance considers applicants and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, disability, marital status or veteran status.


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